Medical Professionals Chosen By Race: Racism or Self-Preservation?

It started out as a simple post.  A friend of mine posted on social media that she had made a conscious decision to have medical professionals that looked like her because she believed they were stronger advocates for her and her family than those who did not.  Immediately, replies of affirmation  hit the page, along with …

Black Mothers are dying in labor…Why Aren’t We Really Talking About It?

This week, a friend posted a link on her Facebook page the story of Nicole Thea.  For those who don’t know, Nicole Thea was a popular London-based YouTube and Instagram star eight months pregnant by her partner Boga.  Nicole had been documenting her pregnancy and sharing updates to more than 230K Instagram followers and among YouTube …