Studies show moms with doulas have far better health outcomes than those without doulas—but only three states allow Medicaid (which pays for nearly half of all U.S. births) to cover doula care: Minnesota, Oregon and New Jersey. Illinois just missed its chance to become the fourth. Read the full story here.
Janaya speaks with Out the Loop Radio host Mike Stephen about her reporting in “Some Black Millennials Refuse to be Forced out of Chicago, Others Have No Choice” for The Triibe. Listen to the clip here, beginning at 9:10.
Janaya speaks with WBEZ’s Marley Arechiga about The Cord, a free text service by City Bureau reporting fellows for women looking for resources on pregnancy and motherhood. Listen to the clip here.
Janaya speaks on the Perri Small show about her reporting in “Some Black Millennials Refuse to be Forced out of Chicago, Others Have No Choice” for The Triibe.
This spring Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Senator Dick Durbin are proposing the “Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness” (MOMMA’s) Act in the House and Senate, respectively, with the goal of improving maternal and postpartum care across the nation, and especially to address the persistent gap between Black and white mothers. Read the full… Read More ‘MOMMA’s Act’ to lower U.S. maternal deaths
Dominique James, 23, posing in her Hyde Park neighborhood | Photos by Qurissy Lopez (The TRiiBE) Black folks being forced around and out of Chicago ain’t nothing new. In the late 1950s, the University of Chicago displaced low-income Black residents as it expanded its campus area. Today, neighboring Jackson Park, Woodlawn and Englewood share the same… Read More Some Black millennials refuse to be forced out of Chicago, others have no choice
Incumbent Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr., who has served four terms since ousting Daley-appointed Leonard DeVille in a contentious runoff in 2003, is running for re-election against retired city zoning inspector Marvin McNeil, insurance broker Joseph Ziegler, Jr., and city Department of Public Health administrative assistant Patricia A. Foster. Read the full post in South Side Weekly.