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Women of color growing force as mom influencers

Nov. 03, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kisha Gulley was once kicked out of a Facebook group for mothers with autistic children after a contentious debate she felt was racial. Over and over, she clashed with the white-dominated groups she’d sought out for support as a new mom. So Gulley, who...

Lower death rates for Black moms is goal of California bill

Sep. 27, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014...

20 years after 9/11: 'We will live with the scars' forever

Sep. 03, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twenty years later, Jack Grandcolas still remembers waking up at 7:03 that morning. He looked at the clock, then out the window where an image in the sky caught his eye — a fleeting vision that looked like an angel ascending. He didn’t know it yet, but that...