The importance of now. This is why we’re organizing 365PlusOne.

Lindell Singleton — producer and filmmaker — wrote an Op/Ed piece for Black Maternal Health week. You can read it here:  https://tarrantchronicle.com/2019/04/20/a-black-mans-view-of-black-infant-mortality/ Since the public health nightmare surrounding black maternal health and black infant mortality continues, he is developing a grassroots/grasstops organization to craft  a series of practical, workable solutions to address this ‘public health nightmare’ (as described by members attending a Congressional Briefing.)  We are inviting  virtuous, hard-working persons in health care, social work, government, clergy, media and the community to participate in this ground breaking organization with clear goals — we seek to define the problem, identify solutions and commit to more than just talk– but, the systematic execution of plans that will dramatically reduce the level of disparities in black maternal health and black infant mortality. Contact  the project publicist here: Pierre@sagasse-pr.com with a note about why this is important to you. Or, send a resume/CV.

Black Maternal Health Week – A Three Episode Podcast

Nikia Lawson, Qiana Lewis-Arnold and Prinscilla Moore are changing the narrative about black infant mortality, black maternal mortality and black maternal morbidity. In support of our eight-part series — The_Gap — I sat down with these there North Texas thought leaders to talk about some very pressing issues. The result was a podcast we’ll publish over three episodes. Here is a short  teaser. Episode one is coming next week. Please listen. #BlackMaternalHealthWeek #EveryWeekIsBlackMaternalHealthWeek

“The Best Investment a Nation Could Make”

As we develop the script and take a deep dive into Episode One of our eight part series, The_Gap, I am encouraged and moved by the stunning statements made by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on healthcare. Leadership — at the national state and municipal levels — remains essential in presenting a path forward. He said, “Investing in the health of infants and moms was the ‘best’ investment our Nation could make.” Beautifully stated.

San Bernardino County Confront BIMR

As we continue sharing our vision for confronting BIMR through our documentary series entitled, The_Gap, more and more communities are presenting stories about this as a matter of pubic health. San Bernardino County (California) reports a BIMR of 13.2 against 5.2 for infants of other races. Stunning, not really. Tragic is more accurate. Here is the piece.

Please read:http://www.precinctreporter.com/2019/03/14/s-b-black-babies-face-dire-statistics/