Brazil: raped girl (11) gets abortion after initial refusal

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that a raped 11-year-old girl had a legal abortion after a judge blocked her from terminating her pregnancy for weeks. Federal prosecutors in Santa Catarina state said in a statement that the Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago hospital has “taken steps to interrupt the minor’s pregnancy” following a … Read more

‘Nomadland’ author Jessica Bruder is working on an abortion book

The author of “Nomadland”, the basis of the Oscar-winning film of the same name, is working on a book on abortion NEW YORK – The author of “Nomadland”, the basis of the Oscar-winning film of the same name, is working on a book on abortion. Jessica Bruder will elaborate on the coverage of her cover … Read more

3 books that pay homage to the black experience of reading in June

Juneteenth is a 157-year-old holiday that celebrates the liberation of black Americans from slavery. It is also an annual reminder of the systemic racism, oppression and brutality that black people have been subjected to in America. But if you want to spend your holidays enjoying stories of black empowerment, triumph, and purpose, Nakisha Lewis, president … Read more

Winfrey chooses Leila Mottley’s Nightcrawling for the book club

Oprah Winfrey has chosen 19-year-old Leila Mottley’s “Nightcrawling”, a debut novel about a young black woman from East Oakland and her struggles with poverty, racism and the police, for the next book club committee NEW YORK – Oprah Winfrey has selected 19-year-old Leila Mottley’s “Nightcrawling,” a debut novel about a young black woman from East … Read more