Posted inHealth, Maternal Health

Capital B Live: Highlights from “The State of Black Maternal Health”

The State of Black Maternal Health In our opening conversation, Stacey D. Stewart, president and CEO of March of Dimes, U.S. Rep.  Alma Adams of North Carolina, and Tonya Lewis Lee, co-producer and co-director of the documentary Aftershock, discussed the current state of Black maternal health care and outcomes for Black women — which have […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Policing

The Reading List: Black Lives Matter and Policing in America

Ten years ago, in February 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman while walking home in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman’s subsequent acquittal sparked outrage, protests, and catalyzed the Black Lives Matter movement.  BLM was founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, who describe the organization and its work as “an ideological and […]

Posted inPolitics & Policy

The Reading List: The Policy Discussions Black Americans Should Be Following

In that past decade or so, Black Americans have been particularly hard hit. There was the massive recession that hiked unemployment and decimated homeownership and personal finances—ruining the economic safety of Black people in particular. Then a rise in white nationalism during the Trump presidency. A seemingly never ending wave of police shootings of Black […]