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Maternity Care in the United States Remains Separate and Unequal

December 10, 2018
This past weekend, birth workers convened in Atlanta for the first Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute . The Institute brought together doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, public health advocates, researchers and mothers with a singular commitment to address a national crisis:...

9 Ways to Avoid the Rampant Consumerism of the Holidays

November 28, 2018
Now that Black Friday starts at many stores on Thanksgiving night itself, holiday shopping madness is in full swing even before you put away the leftovers. And many of the season's strongest sales pitches are directed right at kids. If you want to enjoy the holiday on your terms, it'll take a...
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Our Favorite Hanukkah Books

December 5, 2018
This week, Jewish families around the world are celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is an eight-night "festival of light" that celebrates the the miracle of the Jews, led by the Maccabees, defeating one of the mightiest armies on earth, the Greeks, against all odds. Many families light a...
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Be a #HealthcareHero for Open Enrollment!

December 5, 2018
It’s time to use our outside voices for health care! Healthcare.gov is open for business now through December 15th. With only 10 days left during open enrollment, time is short and we need YOU to be a #HealthcareHero by helping us spread the word! Take action and help get the word out about open...
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Love Works

December 5, 2018
Intense does not begin to describe last week's staff retreat. Anti-oppression and anti-semitism training, visits to the The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarcerationand and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice exploring enslavement and lynching, and a dance party (because...
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Let’s not lose ground on children’s health now

December 5, 2018
Last week we got some sobering news on children’s health in North Carolina: After years of progress, the rate of children with no health coverage in our state has reversed course. Nearly 5% of kids in North Carolina now have no health insurance (that’s 119,000 children) – despite the fact that our...
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Safety In Our Kids' Schools: Providing Social & Emotional Support

December 4, 2018
As a parent, I believe that it is essential that my children feel not just physically safe, but also socially and emotionally safe in their schools. As a mental health professional who has worked in both elementary and high schools, I have seen that physical safety is often the primary focus in...
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#PowerUp With Risers Radio

December 3, 2018
On the radio show this week, we hear about power of YOUR word and YOUR story; how to stop voter suppression and voter intimidation, the fight to end gun violence, and what you can do to stop human rights abuses on our southern border. *Special guests include: Jamia Wilson, award-winning writer and...
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