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Remembering the civil rights hero most Americans have never heard of

Robert Parris Moses, who passed away this week at the age of 86, is the most important civil rights activist most Americans have never heard of. He died on what would have been the 80th birthday of Emmett Till, the Black boy lynched in 1955 whose open-casket funeral put the violence that defined Jim Crow Mississippi on national display.

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How to end America's maternal mortality crisis

America has a maternal health crisis, and it is rooted in our nation's long history of racism that persists to this day. The US is one of the most dangerous high-income countries in which to give birth. It is especially perilous for women of color: Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die in pregnancy, at child birth and in the following year than White women, and Indigenous women 2 to 3 times more likely.

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CDC data: US births fell during pandemic

The number of births in the United States fell by 4% last year, much of it likely due to the pandemic, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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