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Public Media Journalists Association, Best Commentary: "Black Maternal Mortality, Part 1"

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Pregnancy-realted deaths in the US, especially among black women, have been problematic for quite some time, but not much has been done to prevent and alleviate this issue.

In this first installment of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn addresses black maternal mortality and two of its factors...

Written by Robin Boylorn 

Produced and Edited by Brittany Young

Sources

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/the-stakes-giving-birth-while-black

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-maternal-mortality.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world?fbclid=IwAR1S9_N9kxivqJ0WUOeWYyHiG0a1ETLNsWUp-aADiSfN5os3SmTtBuUyy7M

 

https://www.al.com/news/2019/06/deaths-from-pregnancy-and-child-birth-are-often-preventable-alabama-finally-starts-to-take-notice.html
 
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/health/reports/black-womens-maternal-health.html

 

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/magazine/magazine_article/america-is-failing-its-black-mothers/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/10/722143121/why-racial-gaps-in-maternal-mortality-persist

 

https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/pregnancy-relatedmortality.htm

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/health/pregnancy-deaths-.html

Crunk Culture is a commentary (opinion piece) about creative and sometimes cursory perspectives and responses to pop culture and representations of identity. Dr. Boylorn defines "crunk" as resisting conformity and confronting injustice out loud. Crunk Culture is intentional about amplifying perspectives that are often silenced or dismissed. The goal is to offer cultural critique that encourages folk to look at something differently and critically. For more about Professor Boylorn and the Crunk Culture series, visit http://apr.org/crunkculture.

 
 

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