Kate Steinle’s last words: “Help me, dad”

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kate-steinle-you-tube-screenshot Kate Steinle: Murdered by an illegal alien in sanctuary San Francisco A child’s last words, should they perish before their parents, should be “I love you.” This is so heartbreaking.

From Fox News: The second day in the trial of the homeless illegal immigrant from Mexico charged with killing Kate Steinle featured testimony from a witness to the slaying.

Michelle Lo took the stand on Tuesday to tell the jury, with the help of an interpreter, what she saw the night of July 1, 2015 when Steinle was shot.

Lo said she was on vacation in San Francisco with her family at the time of the shooting. She remembered a man dressed in black who “looked like a homeless person” and was spinning around in a chair “grinning and laughing” who made her uncomfortable.

She said she and her family continued along the pier before hearing a “very sharp…

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Lost Mothers Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It.

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Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It.

We started with 10 women who faced six different maternal complications.
by Adriana Gallardo Dec. 8, 8 a.m. EST

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Soon after Claire’s birth, Heather Dobbs said to herself “you cannot die on this table before you get to hold your daughter.” (Joanie Tobin for ProPublica)

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Maternal Care and Preventable Deaths
About 700 to 900 women die each year from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. And for every death, dozens of women suffer life-threatening complications. But there is a stark racial disparity in these numbers. Black mothers are three to four times more likely to die than white mothers. Nevertheless, black women’s voices are often missing from public discussions about what’s behind the maternal health crisis and how to address the problems.
It is estimated that up to 60 percent of maternal…

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Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Soleil Irving “just lights up a room when she smiles,” Wanda Irving, her grandmother, says. (Sheila Pree Bright for ProPublica)
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Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care.
by Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Renee Montagne, NPR Dec. 7, 8 a.m. EST

Lost Mothers
Maternal Care and Preventable Deaths
This story was co-published with NPR.
On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye and send her home. The afternoon light was gray but bright, flooding through tall arched windows and pouring past white columns, illuminating the flag that covered her casket. Sprays of callas and roses dotted the…

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Großbritannien: Mutter fordert Dornröschen-Verbot

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Grund dafür ist der “nicht-einvernehmliche Kuss” des Prinzen für das schlafende Dornröschen

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Kein Scherz. Eine “besorgte Mutter” aus Großbritannien möchte ernsthaft, dass das beliebte Märchen Dornröschen verboten werden soll. Sie möchte, dass die Geschichte nicht an der Schule ihre Kinder vorgelesen wird. Dies berichtet die Zeitung “Österreich”. Der Grund ist der “nicht-einvernehmliche Kuss” des Prinzen für das schlafende Dornröschen, um es aufzuwecken. Für Sarah Hall sei dieses Verhalten falsch. Gegenüber der Sun meint sie: “Ich denke, in Dornröschen geht es auch um sexuelles Verhalten und Zustimmung. Diese Märchen sind bezeichnend dafür, wie tief verwurzelt dieses Verhalten in unserer Gesellschaft ist.”

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Geisterstunde: Nigerianische Barbie trägt Hijab-Schleier und soll Vorbild sein

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Nigeria hat einen neuen Instagram-Star: eine Barbiepuppe, die Kopftuch trägt.

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Nigeria hat einen neuen Instagram-Star: eine Barbiepuppe, die Kopftuch trägt. Die sogenannte «Hijarbie» – eine Wortzusammensetzung aus dem islamischen Schleier Hijab und Barbie – hat im sozialen Netzwerk Instagram innerhalb weniger Wochen mehr als 24.400 Fans gefunden. Entworfen wurde die Barbiepuppe von der Nigerianerin Haneefa Adam.
Für die Puppe, die Spielzeughersteller Mattel 1955 erstmal auf den Markt brachte, nähte sie Kleider, wie sie muslimische Frauen tragen – inklusive Hijab. Dem Sender CNN sagte die 24-Jährige, die gerade ihr Pharmakologie-Studium in Großbritannien beendet hat und auch Bloggerin ist: «Ich habe noch nie eine Barbie mit Hijab gesehen. Ich halte es für wichtig, dass eine Puppe so wie ich angezogen ist.» Damit wolle sie für muslimische Mädchen ein Vorbild schaffen. Auf ihren Fotos ist Barbie derzeit noch hellhäutig. «Bisher konnte ich in Nigeria keine Puppen mit dunkler Hautfarbe kaufen»…

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via Backpacker dies after taking diarrhea pills from Cambodian pharmacist — New York Post

A British backpacker and her pal were found dead in a Cambodian hostel, after taking drugs given to them by a local pharmacist for food poisoning, authorities said. Natalie Seymour, 22, sent a final WhatsApp message to her mother saying she was feeling ill and “might go get something to make [her] feel better,” before her…

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Michigan mom jailed for refusing vaccines cultured from aborted babies’ cells for her son — Fellowship of the Minds

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Chris Woodward reports for OneNewsNow, October 26, 2017, that Rebecca Bredow, of Detroit, Michigan, was jailed for seven days for contempt of court after refusing to vaccinate her son with vaccines cultured with aborted babies’ tissue. The judge told Bredow in a hearing recorded by WXYZ-TV Detroit (see video below): “You’ve repeatedly stated over the […]

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Charles Blow: Donald Trump Really Has It in for Women of Color @alternet

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Photo Credit: Youtube Screencap / CNN More terrifying is that his base loves him for it. Donald Trump appears to hold black women in contempt. Sure, he treats all women and minorities with breathtaking disrespect, but when any member of these groups has the gall to point out his moral failures, the president unleashes the full fury of his base. This was apparent following his botched condolence call to the Gold Star widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger.

Source: Charles Blow: Donald Trump Really Has It in for Women of Color @alternet

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Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017 

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Women’s Mass Incarceration:
The Whole Pie 2017

By Aleks Kajstura
October 19, 2017

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2017women.html

With growing public attention to the problem of mass incarceration, people want to know about women’s experience with incarceration. How many women are held in prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities in the United States? And why are they there? While these are important questions, finding those answers requires not only disentangling the country’s decentralized and overlapping criminal justice systems, but also unearthing the frustratingly hard to find and often altogether missing data on gender.
This report provides a first-of-its-kind detailed view of the 219,000 women incarcerated in the United States, and how they fit into the even larger picture of correctional control. Since 2014, the Prison Policy Initiative has quantified the number of people incarcerated in the United States, and calculated the breakdown of people held by each correctional system by offense in an annual…

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