In an election year that will determine whether the political tides will change, advocates are wary of empty promises to address racial disparities in maternal health.
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"Indigenous women are beautiful and powerful and resilient. They are worthy, and they deserve to be moms to their children."
Serena Williams' public achievements and struggles—often happening within minutes of each other—have shown us what it looks like to try, fail, win, slide, fall, lose, levitate, and come back down to Earth.
Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. spewed pompous, bombastic white supremacy rhetoric about Black women’s supposed failures at raising their children, especially Black boys—though Aretha herself was a single mother.
Maternal deaths among Black women are much higher than other groups. A bill introduced by Kamala Harris seeks to address the gaps.
From my vantage point, this final push looks to be too little, too late.