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Black Women Are 3-5x More Likely To Die Of Pregnancy-Related Causes Than White Women — Baby Dove Is Looking To Change That

Baby Dove is working to create a safe space for Black mothers. According to a press release sent to AfroTech, Baby Dove has announced several new commitments that will improve maternal health outcomes. The company is doubling down on its investment in the Black Birth Equity Fund, bringing the total to $500,000. The aim is for doula services to become more accessible for expectant Black mothers as they will have a chance to receive up to $1,300 through a one-time grant.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 12, 2022

Tennis Icon Venus Williams Joins Blue Shield Of California To Advocate For Women's Health Issues

Tennis superstar Venus Williams’ legacy has empowered women both on and off the court. According to a press release, Williams is teaming up with Blue Shield of California — a mission-driven nonprofit health plan — to spread awareness of healthcare bias. “For groups, including but not limited to, women, people of color, immigrants, and low-income populations, accessing and receiving the care they need and deserve can be challenging,” Jeff Robertson , senior vice president of consumer growth and chief marketing officer at Blue Shield of California, said in a press release . “We are proud to be working with tennis icon and activist Venus Williams in addressing the implicit biases and systemic inequities that persist in health care today.” Over the next year, through the collaborative campaign — “Hear Me” —  Williams will speak on “her auto-immune disorder Sjogren’s Syndrome, mental health, Black maternal health, and fitness and wellness,” the press release announced. “I am deeply...

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 20, 2021