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Building Momentum: State Progress on Early Learning in 2019 Article
Preschool students in Redondo Beach, California, take part in classroom activities, April 2010. (Getty/Scott Varley)

Building Momentum: State Progress on Early Learning in 2019

Governors and legislators across the country are taking much-needed steps to support families by investing in child care, preschool, and home visiting.

Steven Jessen-Howard

The Environment That Racism Built Article
A mother holds her daughter in housing projects in New Orleans, May 2008. (Getty/Mario Tama)

The Environment That Racism Built

Racism in the United States is killing black mothers and babies—here’s why where they live, learn, work, and play matters.

Rejane Frederick

Maternal Mortality and the Devaluation of Black Motherhood Article
A mom of two elementary school children living in Greensboro, North Carolina, October 2016. (Getty/Jerry Wolford)

Maternal Mortality and the Devaluation of Black Motherhood

Both black mothers and women have long been devalued in American society, and racism must be acknowledged and confronted in the effort to reduce black maternal mortality.

Jamila Taylor