The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) has invited us to reframe traditional Black History Month as Black Futures Month. As we close out this celebratory month, we acknowledge the past struggles of Black people in this country, understanding that these struggles persist in the present day. Similarly, the ongoing work must continue, moving forward toward the bright hope for a better day for Black people and for all people.
The Washington state Senate passed the Protecting Pregnant Patients Act, SSB 5140, a bill that would prevent hospitals from interfering with a qualified health care practitioner's ability to provide care to a patient experiencing pregnancy complications whose health or life is at risk.
More than ever, understanding who is watching you and how is critical for engaging in public life. But exhortations to "protect your privacy" can be overwhelming and vague. It's easy to feel powerless.