Denver Gala Gathers Black Women Professionals to Discuss Health Inequities

Mounting evidence shows that Black mothers and infants run a significantly higher risk of mortality in the United States than their white counterparts – regardless of income. A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research cross referenced income and tax data with health data for over two million births in California over 9 years.

It found that health outcomes were generally better for those in higher income brackets – except for wealthy Black mothers and their babies.

Sister-to-Sister, an international network of professional African American women will be hosting an event in Denver this Saturday centering the issue of health equity. Black Talk host Michele Simpson spoke with Sister-to-Sister’s founder Velveta Golightly-Howell.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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