Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson Allocates Funding to Combat High Rates of Maternal and Infant Mortality in the Bronx

On August 31, 2021 Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson joined with birth justice advocates and healthcare leaders for a press conference announcing over $400,000 in City Council funding to combat high rates of infant and maternal mortality in the Bronx. … Read More

City Council Passes Legislation Mandating Free, Comprehensive Doula Services for Incarcerated People on Rikers Island

On August 26, 2021 the City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to increase critical maternal health services for people incarcerated on Rikers Island. Intro 1209 will be one of the first local laws in the … Read More

Joyce McMillan discusses 24-year-old mother Dejhanay Jarrell and Black motherhood in New York City

This week on the Africa in Harlem video podcast, parent advocate Joyce McMillan discusses the imperfections of the system that might have led to the tragedy we saw on June 12, 2021 when 24-year-old mother Dejhanay Jarrell threw her month-old … Read More

Senator Gillibrand announces two bills addressing Black maternal health

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced two vital pieces of legislation to address the Black maternal health crisis during Black Maternal Health week. The Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, would expand the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) program, … Read More

Hawa Bah holds a vigil for her son Mohamed Bah killed by the NYPD in 2012

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Hawa Bah held a vigil in Harlem in remembrance of her son Mohamed Bah killed in 2012 by the NYPD minutes after she called 911 for an ambulance. The vigil was held on September 25, 2019 … Read More

Black Feminist Project discusses black women’s issues at 4th Annual Not Just Talk Summit

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Black Feminist Project hosted its 4th Annual Not Just Talk Summit titled Black Womxn Matter on September 14, 2019 at the Bronx Public Library. The event included exhibitors, a keynote speech by activist Didi Delgado, … Read More