BWW in the News – Article – The Constant Fight

Original Article: FinalCall.com The Constant Fight Against Disrespect Of The Black Female By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Last updated: Apr 6, 2017 – 3:30:37 PM LOS ANGELES—Comments like conservative TV talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s public denigration of U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters with a “joke” left Black women fuming and responding. Advocates and activists…

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BPA In Paper Money

  It turns out that the cash in your wallet may be contaminated with the dangerous chemical BPA.  A recent study by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and theWashington Toxics Coalition found that BPA (a widely used chemical that causes genetic damage, miscarriages, birth defects and acts like a hormone) is present in paper money.  Water bottles, baby bottles…

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Governor Brown signs bill co-sponsored by Black Women for Wellness

Los Angeles, CA—September 18, 2018—Governor Brown signed into law a groundbreaking bill that requires manufacturers to disclose ingredients on the labels of professional cosmetics. The bill was co-sponsored by Black Women for Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaboration and Women’s Voices for the Earth. The bill, AB 2775, was introduced by…

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The Criminalization of Black Girls in the American School System

Black girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice system population (Mother Jones) The problem often stems from well intentioned “zero-tolerance” policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems: (PBS) Black girls are suspended and expelled from school at higher rates than other girls. (National Women’s Law…

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Pollution tied to disease risk in L.A. black women

Many times when we think of tackling diabetes and obesity in the Black community, we automatically look at diet and exercise. However there has been research linking exposure to environmental toxins that lead to an increase risk of diabetes. Below is a report released on reuters about pollutions effect on Los Angeles Black women.  …

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AB 775: Reproductive FACT ACT

Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 775, a bill that helps ensure women receive prompt access to affordable, comprehensive reproductive-health care and are empowered to make fully informed decisions. Click here to show your support for AB 775 AB 775, the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT)…

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