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Black women turn to midwives to avoid COVID and ‘feel cared for’ BY RACHEL SCHEIER KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS From the moment she learned she was pregnant late last year, TaNefer Camara knew she didn’t want to have her baby in a hospital bed. Already a mother of three and a part-time lactation consultant at Highland […]

NEED TO READ AND FUN SPOT AMERICA  Isabella Faluade, 6, of Apopka, and Brayden Hall, 8, of Orlando, display their love for reading on Nov. 9  at Fun Spot America in Orlando, where they enjoyed a day of thrilling rides and playing arcade games. The non-profit early literacy program Need to Read, Inc. partnered with […]

A new study concludes that in the US, an infant mortality gap costs the lives of about 4,000 Black babies each year. BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS If Black infants born in the United States had all of the health and medical benefits enjoyed by White infants, nearly 4,000 fewer of them […]