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As the fight to uphold Roe v. Wade wages on, this week, Planned Parenthood lobbed a virtual clapback at legislators and anti-abortion advocates seeking to roll back the reproductive rights granted in the landmark case. As reported by the New York Times, on Tuesday, the organization debuted an online tool called the Abo

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In the history of Hollywood, there are few talents as multifaceted as actress, singer, dancer and legendary beauty Lena Horne. In her decadeslong career, the four-time Grammy-winner was known for her iconic renditions of songs like
Stormy Weather”and her starring role in the 1943 film of the same name. Also honored

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If you follow The Root on a regular basis, you know white women warrant a surprising amount of our coverage. This is not because this is a site for or about white women (quite to the contrary). It’s because some white women’s interactions with and responses to blackness have consistently proven dangerous to the people

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As the fight to lower the black maternal mortality rate continues, two new studies provide new evidence of stark contrasts in the way black and brown new mothers are treated postpartum, versus their white counterparts. Specifically, “Racial Disparities in Postpartum Pain Management” and “Racial and Ethnic Inequities

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When one of the most famous and scrutinized women in sports says even she can’t fully relate to the criticism and unceasing attention heaped upon you, your struggle is likely next level. In fact, as Serena Williams told Access Hollywood when speaking of close friend Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, “I’m not sure many people

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Two things in life are inevitable: If your parents are in your life, they will always consider you their child—literally and figuratively—and as such, they will inevitably embarrass the shit out of you, especially if you’re connected to them on social media. But while posting pics of you in your diapers may be

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“When I got Rent off-Broadway in 2011, I just got to be myself and actually go on my journey through my art,” said Mj Rodriguez as she sat on a panel at Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit on Sunday. “I could live out my truest dreams, which is completely being me in front of everyone and not being afraid. I’m stepping

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