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Essence Magazine: Defend the sisters in uniform

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December 1, 2010

From Essence: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) poses an imminent threat to gay and straight black women. So, where is the outrage? Black women have taken up arms alongside their male counterparts for decades, dedicating their lives to defending our freedoms even at the expense of their own. Today, however, our sisters in the military […]

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NAACP President reaches out to lgbt groups

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September 27, 2010

A young and dynamic NAACP president – Benjamin Jealous – is behind what could be a turning point in coalition politics: the full embrace of lgbt equality issues as part of the upcoming (October 2) One Nation march in DC organized by the NAACP. Note coverage of lgbt issues as an integral part of the […]

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Who is most hurt by DADT?

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September 20, 2010

A key Senate vote looms tomorrow in the effort to repeal DADT. Meanwhile, the Williams Institute has just released a new report on discharges documenting that women and persons of color are disproportionately affected by the military's policy and that the racial and gender skewing has increased over time. Since the policy took effect, more than […]

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Abortion trends: more linked to poverty as states enact greater restrictions

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September 15, 2010

Three recent reports read together drive home the point that abortion is becoming more and more a poverty issue, and choice advocates are at the same time losing ground in state legislatures around the country. According to a Guttmacher Institute study, the concentration of abortion among poor women is not only intense, but also rising […]

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Sotomayor: “The facts that judges choose to see”

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June 5, 2009

The following excerpt is from the infamous speech that Judge Sotomayor gave at Boalt in October 2001, later published in the La Raza journal, and which now has been demagogued endlessly by rightwingers desperate for a way to stop her appointment. In my view the speech offers not just a solid defense against charges of […]

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Historically black colleges add protections against anti-gay discrimination

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May 6, 2009

The Winston-Salem (NC) Journal reports that four historically black colleges in North Carolina have added sexual orientation as a protected characteristic to their anti-discrimination policies. On politics generally, North Carolina is a particularly interesting state to watch: it's the 10th largest in population and the one to vote blue in November by the slimmest margin.  OK, […]

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