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black maternal mortality

Serena Williams Invests in Company to End Black Maternal Mortality

Black mothers are three to four times more likely to die during childbirth than white ones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Black maternal mortality. The longstanding and pervasive problem has had a lot of attention from progressive politicians in recent months. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and 2020 hopeful…

Democratic Party: Racially Charged Infighting Intensifies

And so, the fight continues and expands. On Saturday, racially-charged conversations and tensions within the House Democratic Caucus reached new heights. At the liberal Netroots Nation conference, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said the Democratic party doesn’t need “any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.” Rep. Ilhan Omar…

Another Black Transgender Woman Murdered in Missouri

The intersection in Kansas City, Missouri is now a place filled with tragedy. Brooklyn Lindsey, a 32-year-old Black transgender woman that was beloved by her community, was found dead on a porch by Kansas City Police on Tuesday, according to CNN. She had been shot multiple times and her death…