Precious Williams. Photo courtesy: Precious Williams By Pearl Phillip From being an unwanted child, homeless, and on the verge of suicide, Precious Williams is now a confident woman showing others how to be their best authentic selves as the CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious, a company that helps clients solve their pitching, presentation, and […]
BROOKLYN, NY (November 16, 2022) – Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso today launched a multimedia, multicultural maternal health public education campaign to connect Brooklynites with information and resources for healthier pregnancies. The campaign includes English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole ads at select Brooklyn bus stops, urban panels at subway stations, and digital ads on Facebook, Instagram, and […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
By Brunno Braga, MSN Belize model Destiny Wagner, 25, made history last weekend after being crowned Miss Earth 2021. In addition to bringing the first major international crown to the Caribbean country, she also broke a 19-year record without a Black woman winner. Before her, the last Black woman to be crowned in the competition […]
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 […]
By Padmashree Rida & Ritu Aneja, The Conversation White women in the U.S. are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than black women – but less likely to die of it. There has been a 35 percent decrease in breast cancer mortality rate from 1990-2012. The breakdown by race over this period, however, shows […]
Even as she appears in her second Olympics, Dunn faces problems common to Black women.
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 […]
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 […]
Juneteenth Parade Philadelphia at Malcom X Park African American Independence Day. – Philadelphia, PA / USA – June 22 2019 (Shutterstock) By Victoria Falk While our nation has come a long way since June 19, 1866, when the first Juneteenth celebration took place in Texas, there is still a long way to go. Juneteenth marks […]