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#FreeBlackMama’s bails out women for Mother’s Day, spotlights over-policing and punishment of black women; Plus: the UpFront Black Girl Magic fund drive special

0:08 – Each year around Mother’s Day, a national campaign gathers resources to bail black mama’s out of prison. Black women are disproportionately incarcerated across the US, and the impact is magnified as they are often the touchstone of family and community livelihood. The National Bail out campaign (@NationalBailOut) is raising funds and awareness about the disproportionate impact the US prison system has on black women. We speak with Mary Hooks (@Maryhooks), a member and co-director of Southerners on New Ground, dedicated to LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South, and based in Atlanta GA.

0:30 – Fund Drive Premium: the UpFront Black Girl Magic Pack (MP3)

Andrea Ritchie (@dreanyc123) is a black lesbian immigrant and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women. Her new book is Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color.

1:08 – Fund Drive Premium:  We Live for the We

Dani McClain (@drmcclain) is an award-winning writer, journalist and author of the recent book We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood.

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