Pregnancy: A Danger or A Birth? Maternal Mortality Rates Tell All #maternalmortality #worldbank

The world is a big place, but the dangers of pregnancy center in one area–it’s worth looking at the whole world. Deaths per 100,000 pregnancies… More info here.  Country name 2010 2013 Afghanistan 500 400 Albania 21 21 Algeria 92 89 American Samoa Andorra Angola 530 460 Antigua and Barbuda Argentina 76 69 Armenia 31 […]

Who are the Orphans and Who is Looking After Them? #orphangirl #domesticviolence

These statistics are alarming–the agencies in parentheses are the people doing the work to save these children. It is estimated that 153 million children worldwide, ranging from infants to teenagers, have lost one or both parents (UNICEF). HIV/AIDS has orphaned 17.9 million children, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia (UNICEF). Over 7 […]

Will Talent Increase Movies By Women? #womendirectors #juddapatow #amyschumer

Amy Schumer’s new film Trainwreck is the latest female-centric projects Judd Apatow has helped bring to fruition. Apatow hopes Hollywood is at a tipping point. “I’m sure it’s more gradual than it should be but there are so many women who are amazing and brilliant and should be able to write and direct and star […]

Julian Bond Remembered: A Civil Rights Hero #julianbond #newyorker #civilrights

Postscript: Julian Bond (1940-2015) By Charlayne Hunter-Gault He was a patient mentor, just as Ella Baker had been to him, and he had a quiet sense of humor. He wasn’t the most energetic dancer, but at one of our parties, getting into the spirit of things, he wrote a poem: See that girl Shake that […]