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Gloria Malone Dispels the Myth of the #NiceGentrifier

Thursday, July 10, 2014

by Gloria Malone While conversations about gentrification have taken off in the mass media, people...

Echoing Ida Writers Explain How the Hobby Lobby Decision Hurts Black Women

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

As you may have heard the Supreme Court issued a disappointing 5-4 decision on Monday stating that H...

Loving Day, Juneteenth, and the Right to Family

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 12th is the anniversary of the supreme court case Loving v. Virginia that struck down the law b...

Let’s Talk About Transxenophobia, Gender Autonomy, & Reproductive Justice in the Latin@ Community

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This post is originally appeared on the California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) blog. ...

The 50th Anniversary of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer: Remembering What Fannie Lou Hamer Taught Us

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ever feel like history is repeating itself? Well, it does. This summer is the 50th anniversary of ...

Listen to Youth: Adult Allies Must Support the Repeal of Illinois’ Forced Parental Notification Law

Monday, June 02, 2014

This post by Renee Bracey Sherman is part of the Echoing Ida project and originally appeared on RH...

And Still She Wrote: Remembering Maya Angelou

Friday, May 30, 2014

Maya Angelou ( WikiMedia Commons ) This post by Cynthia Greenlee is part of the Echoing Ida pr...

Buyer Beware: Can We Trust Cheap Plan B One-Step on Amazon.com?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When Echoing Ida's Elizabeth Dawes Gay and Renee Bracey Sherman saw social media blowing up abou...

Mamas Day 2014: The Smile that Built a Community

Monday, May 19, 2014

This blog post is part of the Mamas Day 2014 blog series and is authored by Tania Basu, MD, MPH, of...

Echoing Ida on Mamahood

Friday, May 16, 2014

In celebration of Mamas Day, the Echoing Ida writers honored their mamas and communities through p...

Mamas Day 2014: Mama-Activists of Georgia Fight for Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This post by Alissa Robbins from SPARK Reproductive Justice Now is part of our Mamas Day 2014 blog...

Mamas Day 2014: Becoming Brave

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This post is a part of the Strong Families Mamas Day 2014 blog series , and is authored by Shantae ...