Tag: black mothers

Beyoncé Drops New Elle Covers and an Ivy Park Tease—and Now We Want Adidas-Striped Nails, Too

Screenshot: Melina Matsoukas (Elle/Hachette Filipacchi) Just when you thought you’d get a chance to catch your breath in the new year, Beyoncé is here to remind us all that her Adidas-clad foot will remain on our necks, as a new decade dawns and a new Ivy Park collection drops on January 18. But while teasing […]

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Two New Studies Find Black and Brown Mothers Less Likely to Have Their Postpartum Pain Evaluated and Addressed

As the fight to lower the black maternal mortality rate continues, two new studies provide new evidence of stark contrasts in the way black and brown new mothers are treated postpartum, versus their white counterparts. Specifically, “Racial Disparities in Postpartum Pain Management” and “Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Postpartum Pain Evaluation and Management,” both published […]

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Duchess Meghan Markle Opens Up About Press Harassment for the First Time on Camera—She’s ‘Not Really OK’

We already have the official statement regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s frustrating (and legal) tussle with the press, but now, the latter is opening up in a purely human way. In a heartbreaking clip shared by ITV, Markle discusses what it has been like to experience the extreme scrutiny of the press. The clip, […]

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Saving Black Mothers: New California Law Requires Bias Training for Doctors, Medical Providers

Photo: iStock Bringing new life into the world can be a perilous journey for any woman, but especially for black women, who, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are at least 3 times more likely to die of a pregnancy-related death than white women. In a bid to tackle the crisis of […]

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Reclaiming Our Birthright: Latham Thomas Is Protecting the Birthing Experience for Black Mothers

Latham ThomasPhoto: Mama Glow When Latham Thomas was preparing to give birth to her son, she knew she wanted the holistic birthing experience her Oakland, Calif. upbringing inspired, but the then-recent Columbia University graduate had no idea where to begin. “He was born in 2003, and when I think about 17 years ago [when I […]

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Michelle Obama Tells Meghan Markle ‘Being a Mother Has Been a Masterclass in Letting Go’

Photo: Shannon Finney (Getty Images) When we heard that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, secretly guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, we were impressed. But even more impressive? Scoring our forever first lady Michelle Obama for the Forces for Change issue’s final page Q&A, giving new meaning to the phrase “grand finale.” “I knew we […]

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Duchess, Meet Queen? Beyoncé and Meghan Markle May Meet at The Lion King’s London Premiere

Photo: Chris Jackson (WPA Pool/Getty Images), Larry Busacca (Getty Images for TIDAL) They’re two of the world’s most famous women (with equally famous husbands), are both working moms, share a few famous friends and both even sport royal titles (albeit one slightly more official than the other). But have Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and […]

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Braiding a Bond: Serena Williams Shares the Time-Honored Tradition of Braiding With Daughter Olympia

Screenshot: Pampers (YouTube) It’s been years since we’ve seen Serena or Venus Williams rocking their once-ubiquitous braids and beads; memorably, long before #TeamNatural renewed respect for textured and traditional hairstyles, the Williams sisters were frequently derided for the cornrows and beads they sported on the court. As writer Chanté Griffin reminded us in a 2018 […]

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