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Book Banning Across The US: Whose Stories Get Told?

Book Banning Across The US: Whose Stories Get Told?

Currently, all over the United States, there is a coordinated effort — or, rather, a coordinated attack — on books, specifically, books written by people of color. Efforts in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and other states have seen literature that centers on marginalized stories challenged, and in many cases, taken off the shelves. According to …

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Challenges of Black Motherhood

Pregnancy Discrimination and Beyond: The Challenges of Black Motherhood

There have been a lot of events lately that put the challenges of Black motherhood at the top of my mind: Black Maternal Health Week in April, Mother’s Day, Women’s Health Month, and, of course, the troubling SCOTUS leak of Roe v. Wade’s potential repeal.  Motherhood, in its ideal form, should largely be a joyous …

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Areva Martin | Autism Advocate

Autism Acceptance Month: Celebrate, Support, But Don’t Forget the Disparities

When my son Marty was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two, April was Autism Awareness Month, and had been since the 1970s. Last year, it was changed to Autism Acceptance Month. The shift away from the term “awareness” and towards “acceptance” was an important step forward. “Awareness” can only do so much to …

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