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For black mothers and babies, prejudice is a stubborn health risk  (mprnews.org)

African-American women are more likely than white women to die in childbirth or have their infants face complications. They’re also more likely to encounter demeaning behavior while getting care. Some in Minnesota are working to change that.

Media Must Challenge Anti-Choice Falsehoods About Planned Parenthood (rewire.news)

“Media should be making clear to readers that there’s a cost to policymaking that’s based on misinformation—and it’s often the well-being of those who are often already marginalized,” Media Matters' Reproductive Rights Program Director Sharon Kann told Rewire.

The Growing Partisan Divide in Views of Higher Education (pewsocialtrends.org)

Americans see value in higher education whether they graduated from college or not. Even so, there is an undercurrent of dissatisfaction – even suspicion – among the public about the role colleges play in society.

Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (youtube.com)

John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Wee...

400 Years Since Slavery Began: 'History is Full of Beginnings, the Present can be one too' (uknow.uky.edu)

How does the legacy of slavery still resonate with Kentuckians, and how do we — as a state — heal from history? We asked Vanessa Holden, an assistant professor of African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky, to reflect and share her expertise and thoughts.

Using Data to Protect Voting Rights in 2020 - Chi Hack Night (chihacknight.org)

Ami Gandhi, an attorney and the Director of Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, will present on the work she does in statewide voter protection, partnering with community members in the criminal justice system to expand voter access and advocating for communities of color during Illinois redistricting.

Winnipeg-raised Dr. Jen Gunter fights misinformation about women's bodies in new book (winnipegfreepress.com)

If anyone is qualified to write The Vagina Bible, it’s Dr. Jen Gunter. Born and raised in Winnipeg, the San Francisco-based obstetrician and gynecologist has long been a lighthouse for women trying to navigate a churning sea of myths, misinformation and outright lies about their bodies. In addition to her medical practice, Gunter, 53, is what you’d call “extremely online”; she’s been called everything from Twitter’s resident gynecologist to the Internet’s OB/GYN, wielding her “lasso of truth” everywhere from her blog to her pair of columns for the New York Times.

Jason Momoa Won't Shoot 'Aquaman 2' Yet Because He's Protesting Construction on Hawaiian Mountain (complex.com)

Jason Momoa is not happy about a construction project on Hawaii's tallest mountain, Mauna Kea.

Review: Unions, corporations and their struggle for power (pilotonline.com)

In the early 1990s, Los Angeles faced a turning point. Many of the aerospace and manufacturing jobs that had boomed during and after World War II, feeding a large, prosperous middle class, had evaporated.

‎Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry: My Abortion Story on Apple Podcasts (podcasts.apple.com)

‎Show Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry, Ep My Abortion Story - Aug 19, 2019