“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”
“I feel there is an open door right now. ... I’d like to think that our fallen predecessors have created a lane for us to use and exhibit our due diligence for the next generation.”
Remember DMX (aka Dark Man X) in his best light: the X that enlightened us with prayer, gave us hits like “Party Up (Up in Here),” “What These Bitches Want,” and “How’s It Goin’ Down.”
Founded in 2011, SisterReach is a nonprofit that supports the reproductive autonomy of women and teens of color, poor and rural women, LGBTQIA+ people, and their families through reproductive justice, a public health movement that champions culturally competent and trauma-informed medical care.
We explore the unique obstacles Black women face in accessing HIV preventive options and health care, and provide resources that help Black women feel seen, heard, and supported in their search for better, more equitable care.
Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.
Black women face health disparities that can shorten their lives. Why aren’t doctors taking their concerns seriously?
Since Taylor’s death just over a year ago, Drug Policy Alliance has compiled an interactive timeline of what happened the night she was killed, with key points about the history of laws that enabled those actions to take place.
Surveys show Black respondents trust government sources of vaccine information more than whites, but media narratives denying that Black people want the vaccine have flourished—and hampered access.
We need to take an active approach as a society to end health disparities among Black women that are caused by racism.
Osborne’s work depicts New Orleans’ history and activism with vivid color and familiarity.