A ProPublica analysis shows that women who deliver at hospitals that disproportionately serve black mothers are at a higher risk of harm. NEW YORK — When Dacheca Fleurimond decided to give birth at SUNY Downstate Medical Center earlier this year, her sister tried to talk her out of it. Her sister had recently delivered at a better-rated hospital in Brooklyn’s gentrified Park Slope neighborhood and urged Fleurimond, a 33-year-old home health aide, to do the same. But Fleurimond had given birth to all five of her other children at the state-run SUNY Downstate and never had a bad experience....Read More
Posted by Admin3 | Oct 12, 2015 |
Maya Rockeymoore, president of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a nonprofit advancing success for vulnerable populations, asks us be aware of the real economic picture for black women, even as we celebrate the success of women like Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson and Kerry Washington. While many of us have been fortunate enough to earn advanced degrees, climb the career ladder and find success, black women in America still “experience a profound lack of assets that places them at the bottom of the wealth scale,” Rockeymoore said in Forbes. “The vast majority of black women who make it to...Read More
Posted by Yanick Rice Lamb | Nov 24, 2013 |
During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, one of the nations most popular pain relievers. Acetaminophen the active ingredient in Tylenol is considered safe when taken at recommended doses. Tens of millions of people use it weekly with no ill effect. But in larger amounts, especially in combination with alcohol, the drug can damage or even destroy the liver. Davy Baumle, a slender 12-year-old who loved to ride his dirt bike through the woods of southern Illinois, died from acetaminophen poisoning. So...Read More
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Saving Our Children
Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.