Denise Williams went to Queens Hospital Center last month. Her family found out 48 hours later that the 29-year-old mother of two had died at the city-run hospital. They still don’t know why.
‘One Paycheck Away From Losing Everything’: Why The Child Care Crisis Is Especially Hard for Black Mothers
The coronavirus pandemic caused a child care crisis. Black moms are bearing the biggest brunt.
Girls, especially girls of color, are inordinately subjected to a type of court order that's designed to protect them but often punishes them—or worse.
Vaccine availability, the delta variant and child care access are compounding challenges for working mothers.
Spanish-speaking child care providers say they are struggling to get the support they need during the pandemic.
The pandemic is disrupting one of the most prevalent forms of child care for children younger than 6: the informal network of family, friends and neighbor caregivers.
How Will the COVID Shot Affect Your Period? Scientists Say There’s Not Enough Data—But There Should Be
Health experts say the fact that people in vaccine trials were not asked about their periods speaks to the larger way the health concerns of women and other birthing people are often ignored and dismissed…
Women have been deeply embedded in the movement for clean water and sanitation for decades, which has become even more pressing amid the pandemic.
The pandemic has decimated the child care industry across the board, but home-based workers and older workers have been particularly impacted.
When a winter storm paralyzed Texas last month, millions of people in the state were left without power or heat or drinkable water. Traveling was dangerous and cell service was spotty. At the Houston Area…
Making progress toward reducing massive debt seems like an elusive dream for two moms who are struggling to repay mounting student loans while covering child care expenses. Experts say they are not alone.
Democrats have long pointed to Black voters, more specifically, Black women, as a crucial voting bloc. But this November, successfully flipping the southern, Republican-led state of Georgia to the Democrats for the first time in…
How do governments and the wider medical community successfully immunise the entire world against COVID-19? The answer might just lie with women, who played an enormous role in eradicating wild polio across Africa.
“You’re Basically Trying to Pick Your Poison”: Persistent Inequality Weighs on Black Mothers During COVID-19
On a bright Sunday afternoon in late August, 37-year-old Adrianne Williams tucked her son Josiah into his car seat. The energetic three-year-old was talkative that afternoon, excited for the weekly hour drive. Josiah’s latest obsession,…
In 2008 and 2012, Black women voted at a higher rate than any other demographic bloc, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.
Over the course of her 12-year career, child care provider Kyra Swenson has caught pneumonia three times. The 35-year-old teacher who, until earlier this year, watched over seven one-year-olds in the burnt orange walled Chipmunk…
Lose Income or Risk Your Child’s Health at Daycare? The Impossible Choice Low-Income Parents Face in Wisconsin
When 19-year old Milwaukee native Lenesha Barr discovered her six-month-old son, LaShaun, tested positive for coronavirus in April, she panicked. “There’s a risk that he might die from this,” says Barr, a cook at Wendy’s on unpaid…
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare a 'perfect storm' of health inequalities that further risk pregnant Black women's lives.