I now live in Minnesota, one of the healthiest states in the United States (U.S.), yet it is tinged with one of the highest health inequalities in the country — including sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
ccording to the United Nations Statistics Division, intimate partner violence accounts for the majority of women’s experience of abuse.
HIV/AIDS is no exception, with African Americans accounting for nearly half (47 percent) of all new infections in 2016.
The U.S. is not the only place where the advance of racism and misogyny in politics has spurred Black women to run for office at unprecedented levels. In Brazil, a record 1,237 Black women will be on the ballot this Sunday in the country’s Oct. 7 general election.
With the confirmation process underway for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Black women have certainly been voicing our opposition. There’s no sugarcoating it: confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would be disastrous for Black women. To begin, Kavanaugh has made it clear that he doesn’t support the right to abortion enshrined in Roe v. Wade – though seven in 10 people in this country do, as […]
Black women are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs. The number of businesses owned by Black women grew by 322 percent between 1997 – 2015, reported American Express in its “2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report.” Yet, when it comes to venture capital, this is the least funded segment.
And, incidentally, tap into a $445 billion industry.
News Analysis Why all the fuss now when Black women have been crying ‘Me too!’ since Jamestown? Starting with claims againt (and subsequent conviction of ) Bill Cosby, fast worsening to now comprise a considerable rouge’s gallery, including movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Minnesota notables Sen. Al Franken and Prairie Home Companion creator-star Garrison Keillor, […]
African American women most at risk February was National Healthy Heart Month, and thanks to Dr. LaPrincess Brewer and local church leaders in Rochester, Minnesota, the FAITH Program promoted heart health one heart at a time. Brewer is an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine’s department of cardiovascular medicine. She began her training […]