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Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Jennifer Walton knew how she wanted it to go when she was pregnant with her first daughter Sabella Nile (who would probably forever have to clarify, “Isabella, without the ‘I’”). She wanted to deliver her baby, and she didn’t like the idea of undergoing surgery through a cesarean section. From the outset, it seemed that […]

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Fighting HIV Means Ending Stigma, Miseducation & Racial Bias

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Fighting HIV Means Ending Stigma, Miseducation & Racial Bias

As far as HIV prevention and treatment are concerned, no other time in history has been as good as the current moment. Theoretically, the virus should be is as good as eradicated, as medications like pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) have come onto the scene. Essentially the birth control and Plan B of […]

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Combatting Infant Mortality Means First Having the Uncomfortable Conversation About Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Combatting Infant Mortality Means First Having the Uncomfortable Conversation About Race

“Combatting infant mortality locally means folks are going to have to get uncomfortable.” Jessica Roach will tell you herself: her plans to combat Columbus’ infant mortality rate aren’t revolutionary. Longstanding and commonsensical, they’re founded in the historical context, lived experiences, and quantitative research that describe the state of quality of life for people of color. […]

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BlackPride4 Take Over Stonewall Community Conversation, Reject Organization Leadership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega BlackPride4 Take Over Stonewall Community Conversation, Reject Organization Leadership

Editor’s note: This article was updated to include a more accurate estimate of the number of protesters present, as well as additional input from Stonewall Board Member Joshua Snyder-Hill. When Stonewall Columbus planned their community dialogue, it didn’t include a BlackPride4 hijack. They didn’t expect 100 protesters to filter in and disrupt it. And they […]

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