In the South, infant mortality is by far the highest in the country, with Mississippi’s rate of 8.12 deaths per 1,000 live births ranking worst.Read More
She Says Doctors Ignored Her Concerns About Her Pregnancy. For Many Black Women, It’s a Familiar Story.
Many pregnant people say doctors and nurses do not listen to them and their concerns are often dismissed; pregnant Black people face an even higher burden.Read More
For three former gang members, their battle scars and faded tattoos recall the past. Because of those experiences on the front lines, some people trust these women more than they do the police. The women fill in the gaps for a community fighting economic inequality, homelessness, health disparities, and gun violence.Read More
The jobs that a whole generation of factory workers held in Akron and other cities are mostly gone, but the health effects of the toxins they worked around every day still linger.Read More
Systemic racism and poverty have left rural Black women at high risk for COVID-19 so they...Read More
How adult children communicate with parents can go a long way toward easing tensions. Instead of telling your parent what to do, ask how they’d prefer to solve problems. Elicit their priorities and recognize their values when making suggestions.Read More
Inequality Is an Underlying COVID-19 Risk Factor
African Americans are still contracting the coronavirus. During the height of the pandemic, we contracted COVID-19 at an alarming rate, accounting for up to 70% of deaths in some areas. Dr. Melissa Clarke is among the physicians who have been at the forefront of keeping us healthy on her own and as a member of the Black Coalition Against COVID. Click here to read more.