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An increase in Doula training and certification during the pandemic is helping equip a new workforce of professionals prepared to combat inequities in birthing outcomes. Racial inequities were prevalent before the pandemic but now concerns of expecting Black mothers are intensified as they try to navigate covid restrictions in hospitals while also hoping for a safe birthing experience. A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support to you and your...

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Covid preventive measures are known globally; wear a mask, stay six feet apart and wash your hands frequently. What’s not known globally is the intricacies of how single parents have been surviving the pandemic especially those who test positive for covid. Tonya Jones a single mother of five says it was a nightmare when she found out that she was covid positive. “I immediately went into a spiral, I didn’t know what to do.” With...

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Food in the context of “Blackness” has become very political, as now many of us have the luxury of choosing our foods to various extents, unlike many of our ancestors. It’s become political through systemic racism, but also for the very fact that “Black food,” is still centered around what was given to us during slavery–not as a means to nourish our bodies, but a means to keep us alive to continue our duties. Overtime...

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For children under twelve, concern arises as in one week 94,000 children were infected with COVID-19. As we anticipate the school year and approval for under twelve vaccination, a solution for a different demographic of people at risk has been offered to the public. Individuals who are immunocompromised have now been offered a vaccine booster. Now, if you have a compromised immune system you can receive an “extra administration” of the vaccine, even if you...

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