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Two doctors and a clinic are requesting the Supreme Court to allow an emergency stay of a law that would greatly reduce access to abortions in Louisiana. According to NBC News, the law would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic, which would leave only one doctor at one clinic with the ability to perform the procedure in the entire state. The Center for Reproductive Rights told NBC News that the restricting law “cannot possibly...
In 1902, the “most dangerous woman in America” was a five-foot-tall, silver-haired woman in her 60s. Labor organizer and anti-capitalist firebrand Mary Harris Jones—known as “Mother” Jones—was a grandmotherly woman who dressed in black with a froth of lace at her throat and a jaunty bonnet on her head. What made her so dangerous, according to the prosecuting attorney who described her as such, was her charisma—her ability to convince tens of thousands of coal workers to unionize, and, if necessary, put down their tools...
Stacey Abrams, 2018 Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate and all-around-badass, was invited to give the Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union address, and she announced yesterday that she accepted the invitation!! At a moment when our nation needs to hear from leaders who can unite for a common purpose, I am honored to be delivering the Democratic State of the Union response. https://t.co/0dpA3lJZpS — Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) January 29, 2019 Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted out her excitement: We are thrilled to have @StaceyAbrams deliver the Democratic Response to...
I couldn’t see what dieting cost me until I stopped for good. No, I was never on a life-threatening diet. But I was on so many, for so long, that my life got hollowed as if by termites, and my grasp on sovereignty became weak as a butterfly. I’ve dieted through every season of my life—which is to say, I’ve been consumed with fear that my natural body offends societal norms, values, and morals—until now. For example: In first grade, I pull the teacher aside and...
We are hardly a month into the New Year and gun violence has unsurprisingly destroyed hundreds of lives. Gun violence has become so ubiquitous in our country that news outlets often skim over it or ignore it all together, especially when it affects minority groups. Gun violence against women is one such group that is often ignored and Shannon Watts, of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America, is trying to raise awareness. Watts started a Twitter thread on January 26th, bringing attention to...
  The new Democratic majority of the New York State Senate is wasting no time. Yesterday, on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York State passed a series of bills that codify and expand reproductive rights. The three bills that were passed include the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA), and the Boss Bill. The following information below is from the New York Senate’s website: The Reproductive Health Act, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, updates the states nearly 50-year-old abortion laws....
This morning, the Supreme Court announced that they will allow the Trump administration’s transgender military ban to go into effect. The decision was 5-4 and was decided on ideological lines, reports CNN. The Court’s liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer, dissented. Brett Kavanaugh was one of the five justices in favor of the ban. The Justice Department asked for the Court to allow the ban while pending appeals from the lower courts in December, and the Court has now...
According to The Associated Press, French police have detained Chris Brown and two other people in his entourage on aggravated rape and drug infraction charges. TMZ reported that a 24-year-old woman made claims that Brown, with the help of two others, assaulted her on the night of January 15th in a suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris. Investigators have two days to decide whether they will free him or file preliminary charges. Variety reported on January 7 that RCA Records signed a new record...

As of Friday, RCA Records and its parent company, Sony Music, have removed R. Kelly from their website’s roster of signed musicians. This signals the label has parted ways with the musician without making any external announcements about it (thus far). For many, this has been a long time coming. Kelly has been the focus of much controversy for over 20 years. In 1995, Kelly (age 27) married the late musician Aaliyah, who was only 15 at the time. In 2000, he was charged with child...
  California Senator Kamala Harris announced this morning on Good Morning America that she is officially running for president. Harris, who said she was honored to be making the announcement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is one of now four women who have announced that they’re considering a bid for the presidency. Representative Tulsi Gabbard is now officially running, and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand have formed exploratory committees. If she were to win the nomination, Harris would be the first black woman nominated to...