Persist to Resist – 26Feb24

“Fertilized Egg Fool Young” is on the menu in Alabama as the “Pro-Lifers” blow up In Vitro Fertilization in the state. “Trumped up Charges” take on new meaning when a “Central Casting” Russian spy (named Smirnoff!) is unmasked as the GOP’s “most trusted informant” on the bogus Hunter Biden laptop conspiracy…

Meanwhile, The Orange man hocks gold shoes to pay his legal bills and apparently to attract black voters?? And Black History Month gets a bonus day this year instead of the prospect of reparations.. Just another week in Post-Roe ‘Merica..

A cyberpunk body-hopping ghost story exploring motherhood, memory, and a woman’s right to her own body.

Nelah seems to have it all: fame, wealth, and a long-awaited daughter growing in a government lab. But, after a drug-fueled evening ends with an eerie car accident, Nelah commits a desperate crime and buries the body, daring to hope that she can keep one last secret.

As the ghost of her victim hunts down the people Nelah holds dear, she has to race against the clock.. Nelah must unravel the political conspiracy her victim was on the verge of exposing—or risk losing everyone.

Set in a cruel futuristic surveillance state where bodies are a government-issued resource, this harrowing story is a twisty, nail-biting commentary on power, monstrosity, and bodily autonomy.

In sickeningly evocative prose, Womb City interrogates how patriarchy pits women against each other as unwitting collaborators in their own oppression.

Acclaimed short fiction writer Tlotlo Tsamaase’s new and timely debut novel addresses just how far must a woman go to bring the whole system crashing down?

You gotta check out this brand new novel!

Growing up in New Orleans, Donna got involved with politics at nine years old. She became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party’s presidential campaign, running the campaign of former Vice President Al Gore.

Previously she was interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee and of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. Now she is a current member of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee. ​

She’s an adjunct professor in Women and Gender Studies at Georgetown University. Brazile also served as the King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University, and as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.

She has lectured at nearly 250 colleges and universities on diversity, equity and inclusion; women in leadership; and restoring civility in American politics.

Donna Brazile is a veteran political strategist, Senior Advisor at Purple Strategies, a New York Times bestselling author, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and sought-after Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning media contributor to such outlets as ABC News, USA Today, and theGrio.

The Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) works with Black mamas and birthing people to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.

They envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.

Change Policy: Introduce and advance policy that addresses Black maternal health inequity and thus improves health outcomes.

Cultivate Research: Leverage Black communities and cultivate innovative research methods to inform the policy agenda to improve Black maternal health.

Advance Care for Black Mamas: Explore, introduce, and enhance holistic and comprehensive approaches to Black mamas’ care.

Shift Culture: Redirect and reframe the conversation on Black maternal health and amplify the voices of Black mamas.

Whitney Shanahan is a national abortion rights advocate and proud mother and she will fight for Your Rights and Freedoms in Congress!

Whitney was horrified when she was questioned in the ER during a pregnancy scare. She learned women were commonly arrested, detained and investigated for their pregnancies.

So, Whitney launched her first protest, writing “Pro Choice” on her pregnant belly. Her protest went viral and launched her into the pregnancy criminalization fight.

Whitney has led hundreds of rallies, launched a petition to defend abortion rights, and built an engaged social media community.

Moreover, Whitney believes everyone deserves equal opportunity and strong voices in their corner.

Now she’s running for a chance to represent East San Diego County in CA-48!

Person. Woman. Egg. Embryo. Alabamian…

Of course Alabama is up this week after the state Supreme Court pulled their insane stunt.

Not surprisingly, the attorney general already threatens to prosecute people who help women travel out of state for healthcare.

Alabama is among the states with the most restrictive abortion laws. According to their state laws, human life begins at ‘conception‘, even if no humans were involved in the embryo formation (i.e. no uterus).

Last week, the high court ruled that the “wrongful death of a minor” laws extend to frozen embryos in a freezer. Now In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is in crisis in the state for fear of lawsuits!

So, congratulations Alabama GOP, way to be “pro-life” by prohibiting women who want to be, from becoming pregnant!

It’s gonna be a long year, but we must persist..

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