What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?
It's an unusual question, arising from an Ohio woman's unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong. And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise: You should get what you pay for.
Back in February when President Barack Obama took the wraps off of the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative he made it clear that he would be looking to “build a broad coalition of backers.”
Mayors of U.S. Cities were envisioned as key coalition members in the effort to arrest the slide and nurture the growth of boys and young men of color – a segment of the country described as too often facing “disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success.” This week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released the findings of a survey on mayors’ efforts to promote and implement the goals the president set out.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national, nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI held a press conference on Tuesday to reveal its national legal strategy to combat the slew of recent federal court rulings which have overturned state laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Pastor Emery Moss (L), Pastor Danny Holliday, and Evangelist Janet Boynes listen during the Thomas More Law Center press conference announcing national strategy to defend traditional marriage.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren’t even under review because of a quirk in the law.
Still, proponents are laying the groundwork to extend and expand the act in hopes it’s not too late for some families to get justice.
The news of Sept. 2nd hit Gwendolyn Turner like a ton of bricks. Tasha Thomas, a woman she knew, had been shot and killed outside the University of Little Scholars daycare in Whitehaven. Thomas’ estranged husband had instigated the deadly encounter on the parking lot where Thomas worked.
“I was breathless and speechless to learn that another woman had become a victim of domestic violence,” said Turner, who’d suffered verbal, emotional, mental, sexual and physical abuse off and on for nearly 20 years.