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April 25, 2022

Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Mental Health Pipeline

A temper tantrum over a pair of sunglasses led to the arrest of a six-year-old. That six-year-old child with known medical issues was arrested by the school’s resource officer, placed in zip ties by another officer, put in the back of a police car, taken to a juvenile center for processing fingerprinted, had their mug...

February 14, 2022

CROWN Act 101

You’re excited to interview for this amazing job. You have all the qualifications and required references, but you notice that the interviewer keeps looking at your hair, the hair you painstakingly spent hours on shaping and styling into neat little braids wrapped into a low bun. As the interview progresses, the interviewer mentions more than...

January 24, 2022

More than just a refund: EITC helps lift people from poverty 

It was a brand-new bedroom set, with a dresser and a nightstand. Nothing fancy, something mass produced and on sale. But for me, it was like a golden ticket because it was new and, most importantly, mine. Like many families, gently used, hand-me-down furniture was the norm in my house growing up, especially when paying bills,...

July 12, 2021

Call the Midwife!

“They didn’t have access to doctors or nurses,” that was one of the startling things my mother shared when I asked how my grandmother, born in 1927 in the rural county of Montgomery, Alabama, came into the world — with the help of a midwife. Midwives in 1927 looked a lot different than they do...