An anonymous caller repeatedly makes false reports against a mother who hasn’t done anything wrong, and officials keep falling for it.Read More
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
Doctors offer parents back-to-school advice for students who are taking in-person classes and participating in extracurricular activities during the pandemic.Read More
Black girls are being subjected to disproportionately high disciplinary rates and other threats to their self-esteem, their physical well-being and their future. “We are in a battle for the souls of Black girls,” one expert warns.Read More
Expectant mothers with the virus had a 50% higher chance of being admitted to intensive care and a 70% higher chance of being intubated than nonpregnant women in their childbearing years, according to the CDC.Read More
Meshelle the Indie Mom of Comedy tells Fierce fitness adviser Dr. Ro how she stays fit — and how...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.