Despite the best efforts of Black Women Do Breastfeed, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association and others, a racial gap in breastfeeding rates persists in the US, largely owing to centuries of stigma, an absence of systemic support and lack of affirmative images of Black breastfeeding women.
Last week, NASA released a follow-up study on its 2014 report that exposed a huge methane hotspot looming over the Four Corners. In the original report, NASA did not know what was causing this highly unusual density of methane pollution. The agency's latest report drilled deeper to find the source of the pollution: the oil and gas industry.
The American empire required the erasure of Indigenous and Black humanity. Now both communities are standing up for self-determination -- against the contamination of Native land in North Dakota and for an alternative to the brutal police state in Chicago -- and finding common ground.