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Filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee Talks Black Female Health

Women truly are the root of a community’s health, and filmmaker, author, and now women’s…

Female Genital Mutilation: Our Issue, Together

When I was 15 years old, I was sent from my home country, Gambia, to…

Black Women Turn to Internet to Battle Mystifying Illness

When singer Chrisette Michele was featured in EBONY’s “Body Brigade” issue in March, she and…

Why Pastors Should Talk About Contraception from the Pulpit

As a member of the clergy, I’ve heard many sermons on a wide range of…

‘I Just Had an Abortion’

Last month, I had an abortion. I’ve been a strident advocate for a woman’s right…

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Black Women’s Health is a Human Right

In LaKeisha’s hometown of Atlanta, black women die in childbirth at a rate more than…

How The Hyde Amendment Codifies Discrimination all above all

The Hyde Amendment:38 Years of Government Sanctioned Discrimination

September 30th  marked the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, and if you don’t know what…

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Hey Millennials!Speak Up. Show Out. VOTE

As we come off of the heels of celebrating Women’s Equality Day  — which commemorates…

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Stop the Silence: Black Women and Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer has been called the “silent killer” because it is often diagnosed at an…

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The Danger of Parental Notification of Abortion Laws

“There was a 16-year-old girl named Gabby, and she ended up getting pregnant,” a young…