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Race and Geography Matters, Mayor Annette Blackwell

Mayor Annette Blackwell tells how even when you’re in the black, race and geography still matters by Felicia C. Haney

Race and Geography Matters, Mayor Annette Blackwell

Living in today’s crazy social/political climate, oftentimes we don’t know what, if anything, will change. In turn, we pray on it, ignore it or just sit back and complain about it for fear that there’s nothing more we can do.

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants
Infant Mortality

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

Samantha Pierce of Cleveland has a 7-year-old daughter, Camryn. In 2009, Pierce gave premature birth to twins. The babies did not survive. Scientists say black women lead more stressful lives, which makes them more likely to give birth prematurely and puts their babies at risk of dying.

Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color
Pregnancy

Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

The stress that a pregnant Black women experiences every day can be decreased by providing easy access to prenatal care, and an environment that insures that women feel respected, cared for and fully supported, Clinics that make getting care stressful by treating clients with disrespect or operating on race and gender stereotypes can add a new source of trauma, further endangering women during the vulnerable time that is pregnancy.

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