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Statement from In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda WASHINGTON — Today,…
WASHINGTON — Today marks the 195th anniversary of Black press in the United States. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda released the following statement in response:
“We congratulate Black Press USA and all Black news media on 195 years of helping to bring Black news and perspectives to communities across the nation. Overall, newsroom employees are more likely to be white (77%) and male (61%) than in other workplaces. Without fair representation at media outlets, Black communities and our issues are not fairly covered. Black Press USA is here for us, to lift up Black voices and to hold systems of oppression accountable by exposing them.
“We applaud the work and dedication of Black journalists everywhere. We are especially grateful to Black Press USA for supporting Black news organizations so Black people can continue to speak truth to power everywhere.”
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national Reproductive Justice organization focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national, regional, and state levels in our ongoing fight to secure Reproductive Justice for Black women, femmes, girls, and gender-expansive people. Our strategic partners include Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc., SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.