Persist to Resist – 19Feb24

New Yorkers win a YUUUGE payout from the Orange man, as well as another Democratic seat in Congress. Meanwhile the GOP are crying foul about the border after punting on the chance to do something about it..

Now that the dog caught the abortion car, Repug-licans need something else to complain about for the election. Bidenomics is trending positive, you see.. Oh, by the way, more than 64k people became pregnant after rape in Red States in Post-Roe ‘Merica.

Feel like a little dystopian future that seems all too real? Check out Octavia E. Butler’s classic, Parable of the Sower.

Set in the “early 2020s“, when global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos. California is plagued by a pervasive water shortage. Also, “masses of vagabonds” who will do anything to live to see another day invade the state. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives in a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy.

In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren speaks up to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to the birth of a new faith, and a startling vision of human destiny.

This highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror “pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid’s Tale”.

Janelle Monáe Robinson is a multi-talented artist, activist, and trailblazer who inspires women with her music, style, and vision.

She is known for her unique blend of R&B, pop, funk, and Afrofuturism, as well as her bold and expressive fashion choices.

Nominated for six Grammy awards, Monae has also starred in critically acclaimed movies such as Moonlight and Hidden Figures. She founded her own label, Wondaland Records, where she supports emerging artists and promotes social justice causes.

She has spoken out against sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry and has advocated for LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, and racial equality.

Monae is an inspiration to women who want to pursue their dreams, express their creativity, and challenge the status quo.

Above all, she is a role model for women who want to be free, fearless, and authentic.

Keep doing YOU, Janelle, we love all of it!

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national-state partnership focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national and regional levels in our fight to secure Reproductive Justice for all women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals.

Presently, the eight strategic partners are Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc., SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.

Together, they deliver proactive advocacy and policy solutions to address issues at the intersections of race, gender, class, sexual orientation and gender identity within the situational impacts of economics, politics and culture that make up the lived experience of Black women in the United States.

Angela Alsobrooks is a proud, lifelong Marylander. She’s running for the Senate to fight to create jobs, bring down the cost of living, improve our healthcare system and strengthen our kids’ education.

Angela was born and raised in Prince George’s County. Angela was taught from a young age to care for her neighbors and give back to her community – urged on by the words of her great-grandmother not to sit on the sidelines but “go farther and do better.”

Markedly, her campaign is focused on teamwork and inclusion and reflects the goals of how we want to govern – with positivity, character and integrity.

  • County Executive, Prince George’s County
  • Former State’s Attorney, Prince George’s County
  • Prince George’s County’s First Full-time Domestic Violence Prosecutor

Floridians have collected enough signatures to put abortion on the ballot! Of course now the GOP wants to remove it from the ballot.

The group gathered nearly 1 million voter signatures, well more than the 891,523 needed to make the ballot. The court has stated its role is to only rule on whether the amendment language is clear and focused on a single subject.

Last year, lawmakers passed a 6-week ban (before many women even know they are pregnant). But the Florida Supreme Court will first rule on a 15-week abortion ban from 2022.

If the abortion amendment question makes it on the ballot, 60% of voters would have to approve it in Roevember.

Any change in abortion access in Florida would impact surrounding states as well. The Sunshine State has become a haven for women in the southeastern U.S. seeking abortions.

Black Girls Vote is a nonpartisan organization that represents the concerns and interests of Black women. Not affiliated with any political party, BGV works to empower Black women to advance education, economic development, quality health care, and improve outcomes.

Accordingly, Black Girls Vote educate and inspire Women of Color to understand the public policy decisions affecting their families and communities.

Using a collective voice, they transform areas where bias has the most profound impact on the lives of women of color.

Thus, BGV cultivates a community of well-informed citizens in underserved communities to support policies that align with BGV’s strategic aims to:

  • Advance Education
  • Advance Economic Development, and
  • Advance Quality Health care and improve outcomes
Thank you for subscribing!
There was an issue submitting the form!

Persist to Resist Weekly Newsletter

Sign up to stay informed, get engaged, and find your purpose!

Stay HisTerical logo

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top
Share via
Copy link