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Kenya Martin
Kenya Martin

Abortion

Ain’t I an Abortion Storyteller?

Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech came to mind as I read recent articles highlighting the history of abortion storytelling while only citing the contributions of white women. We Testify storytellers of color have been talking about our multiple abortion experiences for years to try and change the stigma surrounding it.


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Boom! Lawyered: If You’re a Rapper, Your Lyrics Can Send You to Jail

In the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo discuss the case of Jamal Knox, a young rapper who was convicted for terroristic threats and witness intimidation based on the lyrics of his music. When are words “true threats,” and when are they protected free speech? And why do most court cases on speech seem to be decided in whichever direction benefits white Christian patriarchy?

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Investigations

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The Burning Houses of Worship We Missed

Gordon Haber

Unless you actively follow the issues facing minority religions you probably heard little or nothing about the destruction and desecration of mosques that's part of a larger Chinese governmental effort to expunge Islam from China.

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[Photo: Senator Ben Sasse looks perplexed as he listens to a testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee.]

"How is the pro-life side ever guilty of something that equates to violence?" Republican Sen. Ben Sasse asked during a recent judiciary committee hearing.

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