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Therapy Is for Church Girls Too

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Letters to My Past Attendings

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COVID-19 Reminds Me of Why I Got Into Public Health

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has...

How to Help Your Child with a Mental Health Problem

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Abortion: A Case for Knowing Your Options

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Lupus Warrior

My name is Shadé Mallory and I was diagnosed with...

Dear Moms, Put Your Air Mask On!

I was awoken by the smell of rice porridge laced...

Hey Sis…Your Magnificently Melanated Skin tone is Putting Your Vitamin D Level at Risk

We have all heard the numerous recommendations over the course...

Black Codependent Caretaker

November was National Family Caregivers Month. Caring for a  loved...

It Answered Back – A Hilarious Joke

I jumped off my last zoom call at 6:30pm. I’d...

Meet Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Co-chair of President-elect Biden’s Coronavirus Task Force

On his first Monday as President-elect, Joe Biden announced that...

COVID-19: The Reawakening of Blackness

COVID-19, the straw that broke the racist back of America....

A Long Walk to HealthCare

In 2013, I was a middle school teacher in Baltimore....

Knowing My Family’s Health History Saved My Life

For as long as I can remember breast cancer has...

When Faking Normal Becomes the Norm

Constantly telling yourself that everything is fine, even when you...

The Heart-Breaking Disease that is Killing Our Black Women

September 17th, 2004 was the worst day of my life...

How Doulas Are Saving Black Women One Birth at a Time

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Decision Week: Pregnant, Surprised, And a Week to Decide Pt. 2

I sat in the passenger’s seat of my partner’s car...

A Retired OB/GYN’s Guide to Helping Black Mothers Survive

I am a retired physician from New York with 30...

Seeking Non-COVID-19 Related Care During the Pandemic

It was just my luck that I had a piercing...