• This 1,000 Days Campaign Mobilizes Against The Black Maternal Health Crisis

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    By Rayna Reid Rayford · Updated August 18, 2022 The Hulu documentary Aftershock reignited the conversation around the maternal healthcare crisis for Black women in the United States. Indeed, the statistics are dire-according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the maternal mortality rate for Black women is almost three times higher than that of their white counterparts. While much of the conversation stemming from this issue has revolved around racism and inadequate healthcare, it is important to also note that nutrition can also be a central determining factor during...
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  • Bridget Stokes, Season 3 Director Of “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” Is Nominated For Her First Emmy

    Bridget Stokes, Season 3 Director Of “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” Is Nominated For Her First Emmy

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    By Rayna Reid Rayford · Updated August 18, 2022 The 74th Emmy Awards nominations were announced in a live virtual ceremony, and out of the 45 directors nominated this year, only 12 women were selected. Among them was the talented director Bridget Stokes, who received her first Emmy nod for Best Variety Series Director. She nabbed the nomination for the third season's premiere episode of “A Black Lady Sketch Show” entitled “Save My Edges, I'm a Donor!” Created by Robin Thede, ABLSS airs on HBO, and this year marks its third consecutive nomination for Best Variety Sketch Series. The show...
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