The Wangari Maathai Environmental Justice Award Presented to Martha Dina Argüello

Every Step We Take: Martha Dina Argüello Honored for Making Strides in Global Environmental Justice Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King Jr. Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is honoring Martha…

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BWW goes to the White House

Jan Robinson Flint, the Executive Director of  Black Women for Wellness is on her way….Check out Liberty Hill’s  President Kafi D. Blumenfield message below about the trip: In just three days, a delegation of 18 Liberty Hill grantees, donor-activists and staff will meet with White House senior officials for a conversation about critical social justice…

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Racist billboards come to Oakland. WTF.

Written by our friends at Asians Communities for Reproductive Justice… By Dana Ginn Paredes I live in the Fruitvale, a mostly [email protected] neighborhood in Oakland. I love this city and fall in love with it every morning as I ride my bike down Foothill Boulevard toward downtown. I ride through mothers walking their children to…

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This is my Black history not yours

From Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice  Blog This is my Black history, not yours by Shanelle Matthews, Communications Manager [dropcap]Black[/dropcap]Women Writers— a timeless book that lays perched on my teeming bookshelf, tattered pages strewn with notes, insignificant to the naked eye. This critical evaluation of Black literary brilliance, that assesses the works of women like…

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Oakland Effect: Caution should be used when using the word 'genocide'

By Scott Johnson Oakland Tribune Posted: 02/20/2011 12:00:00 AM PST This is an excerpt from reporter Scott Johnson’s blog, which focuses on the impact of violence and trauma on the community. Go to www.oaklandeffect.com for updates on his reporting. Feb. 17: Walter Hoye is an African-American anti-abortion activist and minister, who lives in Union City. Lately,…

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The History of International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) originally began as National Woman’s Day and was observed across the United States on February 28, 1909 as women demanded shorter working hours, better pay and voting rights. In 1910, the second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A German woman named a Clara Zetkin proposed that every…

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