“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are different from my own.”
- Audre Lord
The United States is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth--and the mothers most at risk … are African Americans. Listen here
Part public health summit and part memorial tribute to Dr. Shalon Irving, who was a Johns Hopkins alum and public health official, the symposium, titled The Fierce Urgency of Now, explored the growing crisis of health disparities for African-American mothers and how deaths like Irving's can be prevented. Read here
Black women three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and a big reason for the disparity may be racism, say experts. Read here
It would be easy to look at a photo from the 1980s and conclude that things have changed. Many have not. Read here
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