The Root: Our Black Maternal Health Crisis Is a Racial Justice Issue That Demands Bold Solutions

Black Mamas Matter. They are the backbone of our families and our communities. And in a political moment where many are giving Black women flowers for their for their social and political contributions, it’s long past time to speak plainly about the threats we face. This Black Maternal Health Week, we are reminded that Black women continue to experience disparate maternal health outcomes as a result of structural racism and inequitable access to high-quality, comprehensive care.

Read Full Article Our Black Maternal Health Crisis Is a Racial Justice Issue That Demands Bold Solutions by U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan on The Root.

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