November 26, 2019

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The Black community is facing a horrific health crisis that isn't gaining enough attention. The high infant mortality rate of Black/African-American women is an alarming statistic.

The United States faces 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births nationally, but behind these numbers hide severe racial disparities. In Oakland alone, the Alameda County Public Health Departmen...

In April 2018, the Black Mamas Matter Alliance sponsored the first ever Black Maternal Awareness week to highlight the shameful tragedy of preventable maternal deaths of women during childbirth – a burden disproportionally experienced by Black women. This event was the culmination of a conversation that many have been having amongst themselves including birth workers, clinicians, resea...

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