How Florida’s New Abortion Ban Affected Two Friends, Nearly Killing One | VIDEO

Shanae Smith-Cunningham, left, and Anya Cook, shown in Lauderhill, Fla., experienced complications with their pregnancies in December because of pre-viability PPROM. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) *The consequences of Florida’s new abortion ban on two Black women are laid out in heartbreaking detail in The Washington Post. After a number of miscarriages, Anya Cook thought


Part 1: Following the science: 1.5 degrees celsius is a crucial benchmark—a world at stake, a world to gain

By Frank Dexter Brown, Special to the AFRO Question and AnswerDurban, Birmingham, Cape TownAtlanta, Johannesburg, WattsThe earth around. Struggling, fightingDying—for what?A world to gainGroping, hoping,Waiting—for what?A world to gain.Dreams kicked asunder, why not go under?There’s a world to gain.But suppose I don’t want itWhy take it?To remake it. —Langston Hughes’ Question and Answer,” publishedin Panther


What is climate justice?

By Maya Richard-Craven, Word in Black Narratives surrounding climate change are often cloaked in Whiteness.  For years, it’s been presented as a “White” issue, further perpetuating the idea that Black folk are removed from the environment, despite experiencing the brunt of its impacts.  The legacy of colonization, and its role in climate change, has also