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Pollution tied to disease risk in L.A. black women

Many times when we think of tackling diabetes and obesity in the Black community, we automatically look at diet and exercise. However there has been research linking exposure to environmental toxins that lead to an increase risk of diabetes. Below is a report released on reuters about pollutions effect on Los Angeles Black women.  …

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AB 775: Reproductive FACT ACT

Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 775, a bill that helps ensure women receive prompt access to affordable, comprehensive reproductive-health care and are empowered to make fully informed decisions. Click here to show your support for AB 775 AB 775, the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT)…

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ACLU’s Opposition to Charter Amendment C

Background. Charter Amendment C modifies the process for disciplinary appeals at LAPD. Currently, the civilian Police Commission decides whether shootings and other serious uses of force are within policy or not, and the Chief of Police makes recommendations about serious discipline. But if the Chief recommends that an officer be fired, that officer may appeal…

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Victims speak out about North Carolina sterilization program, which targeted women, young girls and blacks

From MSNBC – ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS   by Michelle Kessel and Jessica Hopper Rock Center Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967.  The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized.  Doctors cut and tied…

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Double Standards are too racy for American Television

Serena Williams new video game commercial was banned from American televisions. The premise? The commercial was just too sexual for our innocent American eyes. The combination of risque clothes and grunting noises over a thumping beat was deemed too much for broadcast air. However when thinking about some of the television ad’s and programs that…

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Commentary: Why billboard is an Ad FAIL

By Thembisa Mshaka An offensive, incendiary ad went up in Manhattan this week targeting the wombs of Black women. I was not alone in my anger at the ad; media personality and recording artist Free shared my upset. She invited me to provide some analysis on the ad to take the discussion on twitter beyond…

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