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In Spite of Awareness and Legislative Efforts, New Data Indicates the Black Maternal Health Crisis Isn’t Improving

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As we’ve reported numerous times over the past several years, giving birth in the United States remains a dangerous proposition, as pregnant or birthing women are more than twice as likely to die from complications than in most other high-income countries in the world. For Black women, the risks are even higher; new…

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Black Man Files Federal Lawsuit After Illinois Police Officers Told Him a Container With His Daughter’s Ashes Tested Positive for Drugs

It’s so strange that bootlickers exist when cops continually do shit that makes any normal person without authoritarian tendencies go “Wow, that’s fucked up.” A Black man in Illinois has filed a federal lawsuit after officers took a small urn containing his daughter’s ashes and said it tested positive for drugs.Read more...

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