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Happy Monday!  We're so glad you're here. 

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Elizabeth White, author and aging solutions advocate.  White’s recent book is 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal.  Her TEDTalk, An Honest Look at the Personal Finance Crisis, has garnered over 1.5M views! 

White is working to address the retirement income crisis for Baby Boomers and future generations. She's appeared on PBS NewsHour and her essays have been featured in The New York Times, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Forbes, and the Huffington Post.

Check her out!

BlackHer Fact

According to the Urban Institue, in 2016, the average Black family had $25,212 in retirement savings.  Obviously, this is nowhere near the savings required for a comfortable retirement.

In her book, Elizabeth White urges us not to sit in silence or despair about our finances.  Instead, she encourages us to come together to innovate and envision a new financial future.

Go buy her book!

The Racist Roots of the Pro-Life Movement

This week, we learned that Alabama, Mississippi, and, now, Missouri have enacted anti-abortion laws that will ban abortion in nearly every case.

We know that these laws are anti-women.  But did you know that these laws are anti-Black too? 

In her piece, Kelly points out that these Draconian bills, "were actually birthed from a religious movement that was not originally pro-life at all, but instead about protecting segregated schools."

Make no mistake about it.  The only thing that anti-abortion laws seek to save is white supremacy.

Learn more.

Is the Pro-Life Movement Slavery by Another Name?

Angela extends Kelly's argument.  In her piece, she asks, what is this new anti-abortion fever all about and is the pro-life movement slavery by another name?  

Because, here's the thing ladies, according to the Guttmacher Institute, abortion is on the decline in the U.S.

"We can't know for sure, but it seems like the biggest problem that some white folks have with abortions is that white women are having them at a time when white folks fear losing their power as a majority." 

Read more.

Because Everyone Loves Someone Who Had a Abortion

You can tell we're pretty fired up about this topic and hope you are too!

If you want to DO something right now to help protect our bodies and save our lives, donate to one of the groups below.

Yellowhammer Fund

Access Reproductive Care - Southeast

Planned Parenthood

National Network of Abortion Funds (pictured below)

 

Need Inspiration (and a laugh)?!

Watch Leslie Jones on Alabama's Abortion Ban!

In love and solidarity,

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