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Black Mothers are Dying and that Hurts Black Babies

By Dr. Joia Crear-Perry The number of Black Women dying in childbirth continues to rise — 137% in 10 years according to the CDC — and we don’t know why. The medical community focuses on the most common ...
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Your Kind of “Love” Hurts!

By Zakeia Tyson-Cross As I reflect on my previous relationships, I recall the horror and hurt I felt behind the thick walls of my Atlanta home in 2004. Images of me plastered against the wall — filled with anguish ...
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The Question That Helps Me to Prioritize My Life

By Marisol Flores Prioritizing can be a hassle. We try to do too much at once and feel torn and overwhelmed. The solution lies in saying “no” to others … and to ourselves. While I find it easier to do …
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Freedom

By Alexia Clifton 2014 was a difficult year. I turned 49 — the age at which my father died — on November 12. We lost him 30 years ago and we held his funeral on my 19th birthday. I miss …
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Women of Color and Aging

  By Joia Crear-Perry, MD Women of Color age beautifully. We hear it constantly. With a life expectancy that lags 3.3 years behind our White counterparts, we must look beneath the surface. The CDC attributes these l...
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The Deceptive Perfection of What Could Be

  By Charlie Scaturro Stop me if this sounds familiar: a person daydreams at work and his or her mind wanders to a place that leads to the following thought “that will be the great thing I devote myself to …