If I were granted “special mom powers” to give my fellow mothers everywhere three gifts to benefit the health and future of our children, my priorities would be simple. My first gift would be clean air for all. No child should struggle to breathe, and yet, too many Black children gasp for breath and suffer […]
Allergy season is in full force and the super bloom has everyone suffering from hay fever, itching, and sneezing. It’s not very pleasant for children with pollen-triggered asthma either. This is the time of year where I have so many tissues in my pockets, I forget to remove them when I wash my laundry and […]
May is Maternal Health Month and supermodel Chrissy Teigen is asking moms to share what they wish they would have known about postpartum depression on social media
Black youth who live in predominantly white areas are prone to depression. The reason is that Black youth face racial discrimination in these areas.
Pay attention. In the United States, television advertising of junk food, that is high in sugar, salt, and fat, targets almost exclusively Black [and Hispanic] children. The stereotype that Black people love sugar is fueling advertising agencies to spend millions of dollars to sell their products to your child. But it’s worse than that. Advertising agencies […]
With an African American death rate for children being 10 times that of white children, and with them being four times more likely to be admitted to the hospital for asthma, it’s time we talk to Heather McTeer Toney, the National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force. Moms Clean Air Force is a community […]
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