The sad truth is that pregnant women with drug problems are overwhelmingly likely to be criminalized rather than getting the help they need.
Last month, “Vanity Fair” announced that Whoopi Goldberg is co-launching a line of cannabis (marijuana) products in April that will provide holistic alternatives for menstrual cramps. Yes, you read that correctly.
For Black girls, the very schools charged with educating them reinforce and reproduce a dangerous, though often invisible, form of racial and gendered inequality.
I am very familiar with this fear.
We all want safe schools. But we won’t get them with guns, handcuffs, or increased use of detentions and suspensions.
My hair is a critical part of my self-expression, my artistic practice, a celebration of my heritage and my connection to spirit. So when TSA runs their dirty-ass latex gloves through my hair, it’s an insult. It’s racist. And it needs to stop.
“Even though I was physically free, mentally I was locked up too,” says Papoose. “Being forced to see my wife suffer every day, year after year, is a level of confinement by itself.”
When Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown announced her recent series of community forums, she said she wanted to build relationships and enlighten and empower the community.
On Saturday, 23-year-old Kenlissa Jones of Albany, Georgia was arrested and held without bond at the Dougherty County jail on charges of “malice murder” and “possession of a dangerous drug” for self-inducing her own abortion.
A few weeks ago, a six-year-old black girl named TT was suspended and sent home because she poked a boy with an eraser. TT was just one of many girls who fall victim to zero-tolerance and school push-out every day.