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The BGG Podcast - Addressing the Black Maternal Healthcare Crisis with Carmen Green & Melanie Newman

Welcome to Season 6 of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Podcast!

Host A’shanti Gholar speaks to Carmen Green, VP of Research and Strategy at the National Birth Equity Collaborative, and Melanie Newman, Senior VP of Communications and Culture at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. They discuss the future of Black women’s healthcare in the US, including the Momnibus Act, the domestic gag rule, and the Black maternal health crisis.

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The NBEC is a collective creating solutions that optimize Black maternal and infant health through training, policy advocacy, research, and community-centered collaboration.

This episode of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics is in partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a health care provider, education and advocacy center delivering reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Podcast is all about amplifying the voices of women who are too often forgotten in media coverage. Host A’shanti Gholar leads conversations with women changing the face of politics. In the BGG to Politics blog, A’shanti created a space for women of color to learn about the current state of politics, to support others breaking into the political sphere, and to celebrate incredible women changing the course of the country. A’shanti founded the blog in 2018 and Wonder Media Network is thrilled to extend her platform to audio.

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics is produced by Wonder Media Network.

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