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27 February 2021
Tomorrow, we'll be learning to make fried chicken with Mama T!
Join us live on Zoom at 9am Eastern Time/5pm East African Time on Feb 28 here
As the race to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus accelerates, U.S. health officials worry Black Americans are lagging behind whites in getting shots in their arms, continuing a long history of racial disparities in the nation's health care system. 

Read the entire piece here.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease itself and the subsequent response from policymakers magnifies the inherent systemic and structural disparities faced by Black women across the globe. Global health pandemics historically have ravaged all communities of color due to structural marginalization. However, Black women, in particular, have consistently been most affected due to combined gender and racial bias. The impact of COVID-19 on Black women follows the trend of other health crises specifically maternal mortality, and HIV/AIDS which continues to have alarming infection and mortality rates for Black Women in the US, as well as adolescent girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Black women play frontline roles within the labor force: for instance, as community health workers particularly for the elderly, service industry staff in grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, and food delivery. In these settings, we lack personal protective equipment and are also primary caregivers at home and in healthcare settings. Coupled with the reality that we have alarming rates of pre-existing illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and heart disease, and have limited quality healthcare coverage, the COVID-19 pandemic is a compounded situation, especially in light of racial undercurrents.

Our publication dissecting the disparities experienced by Black women at a disproportionate rates published in the early days of the pandemic has only become salient with the passage of time. Read the full report here.
On February 7, we had monét cooper host us for an afternoon making monkey bread, a cherished recipe shared by her grandmother. 

Read our blog post about the event here.
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