The Black maternal health crisis continues to proliferate across the nation. Black women experience more pregnancy complications and higher maternal mortality rates than white women.


Thousands of Black mothers remain unable to access high-quality postpartum care.

A U.N. report rebuked the Trump administration for pursuing policies to remove the safety net for millions of poor people at a time when poverty is getting worse.

Health Conditions

Since Black women in the U.S. are the most likely to die from pregnancy-related complications, how we talk about race, risk, and maternal death matters.

House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to cut holes in the social safety net during the 2018 legislative session.

Senate Republicans confirmed Tom Price as HHS secretary. The future of healthcare and abortion rights is threatened.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois has lost more people than any other state during the course of the year.

The future of President Barack Obama‘s landmark health care law and same-sex marriage hang in abeyance as the Supreme Court’s term draws rapidly to a close this month, according to USA Today. In rulings scheduled to be released by the end of the month, the Supreme Court could overturn the centerpiece of the Affordable Care […]

Cutting Medicaid as a cost-saving measure would overlook a large majority of Black and Latino people with serious health needs, says a new report.

CHARLESTON, S.C.–A Charleston man is fighting a battle most men never imagine that they might endure. Raymond Johnson, 26, was diagnosed with breast cancer about a month ago, after pain from a lump in his chest sent him to the emergency room. Though Johnson has a job laying tile, he does not make enough to […]

WASHINGTON  — Signing up for Medicaid could improve your overall health and financial security, says a surprising new study that offers clues on how President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul might affect millions of low-income uninsured Americans. The findings run counter to a widespread perception that having a Medicaid card is no better than being […]

WASHINGTON — Unable to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, Republicans are trying to oust the official who is quarterbacking the overhaul of the nation’s medical system.