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As a young mother surrounded by women in similar circumstances, I had an opportunity to see how differently Black and white moms are supported.
Anxiety and stress are common experiences for people of all backgrounds, but Black Americans are disproportionately affected by these mental health conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Black adults are more likely than white adults to experience anxiety disorders and to report feeling stressed on a daily basis.
The work Representative Mayes has done while in office in Allegheny County, PA.
The Board of Directors for New Voices for Reproductive Justice announced today that Kelly Davis will be transitioning from her role as Executive Director after successfully leading the Black Reproductive Justice organization since February of 2022. Beulah Osueke, the organization's Deputy Director for the past year, has been named Interim Executive Director.
New Voices for Reproductive Justice (New Voices) presents its second annual Black Women, Green Future Awards on January 19, 2023, at 7 p.m. EST, streamed live through New Voices’ Facebook page.
While their constituents slept, the Pennsylvania State Senate met at midnight on Friday, July 8 to pass Senate Bill 106 which contains two amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution, the first proposing that there is no constitutional right to tax-payer funded abortion and the second proposing there is no right to any abortion, paving the way for criminalization.
HIV remains a major public health issue, even if it sometimes seems you don’t hear as much about it. In the three cities where New Voices for Reproductive Justice works (Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh), more than 1,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2021. Among Black females between 20 and 44 years, HIV remains among the top 10 causes of death.
The EPA’s Clean water act takes a blow after the Supreme Court decision to restrict the EPA’s authority to monitor wetlands.