Reading Time: 6 minutes By Cornelia Powell – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.…
RACE FORWARD’S STATEMENT ON DISPROPORTIONATE COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS IN BLACK AND LATINX COMMUNITIES: IT’S TIME TO LEAD WITH RACIAL EQUITY
Reading Time: 2 minutes People of color are more likely to be working in “essential” jobs, and therefore are at much greater risk of exposure to COVID-19. Health inequities, seen in preexisting conditions such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, asthma, lack of access to quality health care, and underemployment are all factors that increase COVID-19 complications in patients of color. Coronavirus kills, and structural racism is its accomplice.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In US news and current events today, Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez discussed with Ady Barkan how global pandemics and the current COVID-19 virus is highlighting all of the inequalities that the poor communities and vulnerable are subjected to. Here’s why AOC is fighting for radical change against systematic racism and inequality amongst the working class.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The callers wanted to know how to end their pregnancies without going outside. Many were afraid to travel for fear of contracting the coronavirus, which spreads through contact with others. Some didn’t have the financial resources to make an arduous, often multi-day trip to an abortion clinic. Others were stuck in states where abortions were temporarily halted by Republican leaders exploiting the crisis to erode access.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I am profoundly bored and painfully tired of conversations about fighting the patriarchy when we can’t get behind other women who want to lead and are qualified to do so. Lip service isn’t going to break anything and that’s exactly what we’re doing.
SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL SERIES. Second-Class Citizen (Part One: Speaking Up—From Abigail Adams to Alice Paul)
Reading Time: 7 minutes By: Cornelia Powell – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.…
Reading Time: 8 minutes It is always darkest before the dawn, and there is more darkness to come. This post is not intended to spread fear. It is intended to spread awareness.
We are better able to face risk when we understand what’s out there. There are some very, very deep vulnerabilities in the US. Recognizing that they exist will help us to navigate the shock when the unbelievable hits. And it will.
The way out is together.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Since Trump’s rise to the nation’s highest office, his inflammatory language — often condemned as racist and xenophobic — has seeped into schools across America. Many bullies now target other children differently than they used to, with kids as young as 6 mimicking the president’s insults and the cruel way he delivers them.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distributed across the nation jumped by more than 120% between 2018 and last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, making 2019 the second straight year that the circulation of propaganda material has more than doubled.