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Keep Us From Dying: Black Maternal Health Awareness

Black maternal health week. BLACK maternal health week. Black MATERNAL health week… I will NOT capitalize the word health because we BLACK MATRONS don’t have any health to spare for that. The experts have weighed in and the studies have been conducted to make what WE have known for eons an “evidenced-based public health fact.” A […]

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The Worst Advice We Give Parents

Well-meaning older relatives give us this advice. It’s written on glossy pamphlets meant to help. Signs on the walls of the pediatrician’s office compel us. It’s definitely in the “don’t shake the baby” video they make you watch at the hospital. “When you get frustrated, take a deep breath, walk away and count to ten.” […]

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