Family Wellness Suites Reopen and Welcome the Community Back at Neighborhood Health Action Centers

Family Wellness Suites provide a welcoming space for parents and babies and offer programs including birthing classes, breastfeeding support, and other resources. To recognize Black Maternal Health Week and the reopening of the Family Wellness Suites, the Health Department is hosting community events at the Neighborhood Health Action Centers.

Family Wellness Suites Reopen and Welcome the Community Back at Neighborhood Health Action Centers

April 13, 2022 – The Health Department today announced the reopening of the Family Wellness Suites at its Neighborhood Health Action Centers. The Family Wellness Suites provide birthing people and their families a safe, welcoming, and supportive space where families can participate in a range of parenting and birthing classes, connect to community resources and receive critical supplies […]

Erin Jackson Wins Historic Gold Medal in 500m After Nearly Missing the Olympics

Erin Jackson Wins Historic Gold Medal in 500m After Nearly Missing the Olympics

Night View from inside the vast Bird’s Nest National Stadium preparing for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. – Beijing, China – Jan 5th 2021 (Shutterstock) By Chris Cwik, Yahoo Sports After a stumble in the Olympic qualifiers, Erin Jackson’s gold-medal dreams were over. Jackson failed to qualify for the 500-meter event at […]

Why France is Declaring Josephine Baker a National Hero

Why France is Declaring Josephine Baker a National Hero

Josephine Baker wax figure at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Times Square in New York. (Shutterstock) France is honouring the US-born 20th Century singer and activist Josephine Baker with a place in the Pantheon on Tuesday. She’s the first black woman to be remembered in the resting place of France’s national heroes, through her work […]

Crystal Dunn, one of the World’s Best Soccer Players, Feels ‘like someone has dimmed my light’

Even as she appears in her second Olympics, Dunn faces problems common to Black women.

Crystal Dunn, one of the World’s Best Soccer Players, Feels ‘like someone has dimmed my light’

Crystal Dunn during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United State of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 7, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Shutterstock) By Mariah Lee, The Undefeated The grass is cut, field lines are drawn and cameras are readied. The stage is set for […]

Zaila Avant-garde – 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champ – Stands Where Black Children Were Once Kept Out

Zaila Avant-garde – 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champ – Stands Where Black Children Were Once Kept Out

By Shalini Shankar, The Conversation Why is it news that an African American won this championship? It’s significant because not so long ago, Black children would have faced a lot of obstacles just to compete in this spelling bee. In fact, Black children were routinely sidelined from participating on the national stage until well after […]

The struggle is real: The unrelenting weight of being a black, female athlete

The cultural messages can be harsh, dehumanizing and constant.

The struggle is real: The unrelenting weight of being a black, female athlete

By Lonnae O’Neal, The Undefeated The athletes, former athletes and coaches had gathered at Temple University to tell war stories. But the conversation wasn’t about diving catches or buzzer beaters, heated rivalries or fearsome opponents. Instead, they detailed the other defining aspect of their playing days: what it felt like to compete while black and […]

A year after George Floyd’s death, Black women urgently need new tools to safeguard our people from police

Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict doesn’t save us, but here are some ideas that might help

A year after George Floyd’s death, Black women urgently need new tools to safeguard our people from police

Woman leading a group of demonstrators on road. Group of women protesting for human rights and against racism. – Miami Downtown, FL, USA – May 31, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Lonnae O’Neal, The Undefeated I am dreaming of ways to keep Black children safe from the police. I am scheming up scenarios where Black people have […]

1 2 3