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Culture and the Domestic Violence Conversation

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

To commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this October, Linda Goler Blount, president and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, calls for change to make a difference in black communities.

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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls On Amazon, Apple, Google And Microsoft To Remove Fat-Shaming Apps From Online Stores

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with supporting organizations, have issued formal letters to call for the removal of offensive fat-shaming applications.

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Beating the Mammography Loophole: Hidden Costs of the Affordable Care Act

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014

One of the great promises of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that all women over 40 are guaranteed free annual mammograms as part of their “well woman” physical.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Denies Black Women Reproductive Justice

Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Throughout our history, black women across the country have felt the enduring sting of men controlling their reproductive freedom, infringing on their right to have or not have a child and access to birth control, and using religion as a basis for that control. A long history of denial of the right of black women to make decisions about their own more»

What We Stand to Lose

Published Thursday, April 3, 2014

In the 41 years that have passed since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, state legislatures have chipped away at the landmark decision that legalized a woman’s right to choose.

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Reproductive Justice Advocates: Donít Roll Back Sterilization Consent Rules

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Women of color created and defined the concept of reproductive justice, which is firmly rooted in a human rights framework that supports the ability of all women to make and direct their own reproductive decisions.

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25 Women To Know: Healthcare Crusaders

Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Byllye Yvonne Avery is a health care activist who has worked to improve the lives of African-American women for over 30 years.

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Eleanor Hinton Hoytt: African-Americans Want Access To, Not Judgment On, Reproductive Health Care

Published Sunday, March 31, 2013

A lot of progress has taken place over the past 100 years, but none has been as central to improving the lives of women and their families as access to safe and effective reproductive health care. Ironically, in many communities, we are still fighting to gain access to such basic care.

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