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Something absolutely beautiful happened recently: A set of twins were born in Quincy, Illinois. They're only 9 months old and already garnering a lot of attention, as they are a physical…illustration that love knows no bounds or race. While this may sound like common sense (and should be), it's sadly still not. The fraternal twin girls are biracial, and each take after one of their parents: Kalani after her mom, Whitney Meyer, and Jarani after her father, Tomas Dean. As People reported, Whitney is white and… >> Read More
Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in the U.S.--a lot higher than scientists previously thought, according to a new study published in the medical journal Cancer this…past Monday. The disease is also killing far more black women than white women, which is troubling, as it indicates health care access disparities. Researchers involved in the study discovered something scary: Black American women are dying as a result of cervical cancer at the same rate as women in developing countries—despite the fact that it's… >> Read More
The nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards are officially here, and they include Natalie Portman's nomination for her portrayal of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the film “Jackie."…This would be the second Oscar for the Jerusalem-born actress. Portman, now 35, won an Oscar for her lead role in "Black Swan" in 2010. At the time, she was pregnant with her first child, Aleph. Ironically, she's currently pregnant with her second child--could this be a good omen? I hope so for Portman. For a… >> Read More
This past weekend, as hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets to march for equality this, several women near Los Angeles decided they, too, wanted to protest. Of course, some women…couldn't attend the marches due to health conditions. However, a group of women currently in treatment for cancer in LA decided to have an alternative protest right in their hospital. Allie Oetken, who's currently battling Stage 4 Ewing's Sarcoma, which is a rare bone cancer, explained how the hospital march came to be. She wrote on Twitter that their… >> Read More
Today, one of President Donald Trump's first acts in office was to sign an executive order reinstating the Gag Rule, which had been reversed by Obama eight years ago. The Mexico City Policy, also…known as the Global Gag Rule, puts a ban on federal funding to organizations that literally do something as simple as mentioning abortion to the people they serve. Clearly, Trump's move to reinstate the policy is huge for women, but not in a good way. This means access to safe abortions and abortion education will be severely limited,… >> Read More