What We’re Reading: Unhealthy state of affairs regarding Black health

By Glenn Ellis There is no disagreement that African Americans have worse health outcomes across the board. Researchers, scientists, sociologists, and doctor all agree. Data and statistics reflect the dismal reality that if you are African American, you will be more likely to die at birth, die giving birth, grow up sicker, be diagnosed [...]

2019-05-02T14:47:16-06:00April 27th, 2019|Comments Off on What We’re Reading: Unhealthy state of affairs regarding Black health

Why Is It So Risky to Be a Black Mother?

By Dwyer Gunn Reprinted with permission by The Colorado Trust When Deidre Johnson gave birth to her first child—a baby boy—in July 2003, she and her husband were ecstatic. It had taken the 35-year-old a while to conceive, but the labor and birth had gone quickly and relatively smoothly. The new [...]

2019-05-02T14:48:08-06:00April 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Why Is It So Risky to Be a Black Mother?