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BlackCelebKids posted this picture in their Hot Topics yesterday and my jaw hit my toes.

This billboard, is a part of an ad campaign by the pro-life group LifeAlways.

A billboard that reads, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb,” has been placed in the heart of SoHo by Life Always™ as a part of a new national campaign to expose the truth about how Planned Parenthood targets minority neighborhoods as they perform over 300,000 abortions a year. This particular billboard is about half a mile from a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Life Always board member Stephen Broden said that Planned Parenthood has had a devastating effect on the sustainability of the African American population.”

My heart is pained.

In case you’ve been out of the loop, there has been huge interest in Planned Parenthood since last week, when the House of Representatives, voted to strip the 95 year old organization of its federal funding. The decision was wrapped up in frilly bows and tape, but the bare bones of the matter is that it is centered around the pro-life movement.   Because Planned Parenthood does in fact offer abortion services,  these crafty legislators feel that they would much rather leave the three million people who use the clinics without care, than be involved with such an organization.

How intelligent.

in Adoption, Advocacy, Hissues

I Love YOUR Hair


The fantastically viral Sesame Street video, “I Love My Hair” has a special place in the hearts of African American moms and women all over the world it seems.  I watched it when it debuted last week and smiled gently, but decided it was not necessarily an “Egg-worthy” posting…

in Latest

Things Infertility Tried to Steal…


“What if my dream doesn’t come true.”Things Infertility tried to steal: My Dreams When I was younger, it wasn’t the names of boyfriends that I scribbled in notebooks. I never doodled little bugs or stick figure people.  No, those were too cliche for a girl like me…

in Adoption

Black Boys Less Likely To Be Adopted, Study Shows


I swear every time I lose speed something comes along and perks me right back into the fight. Came across this story today that broke me down to the ground. So I’m sharing it here, in the hopes that you will share it with someone who will share it…

in Coming Events, Latest

Cultural Interpretations


There is a lot to be said for activists.  They have to be willing to speak when everyone else wants to be quiet.  They have to be willing to stand up when everyone else wants to rest.  They have to be willing to stifle the part of themselves that wants…