This week our #StatusofBlackWomen2021 series looks at Black women’s health. Keep reading for a behind-the-scenes look at the orgs and datasets whose work has shaped our understanding of Black women’s health in 2021. [⬇️ thread]
Do you know about our healthcare co-host, The National Birth Equity Collaborative ( Led by Dr. Joia Crear-Perry (@doccrearperry) NBEC is providing research and trainings for a world where birth equity is a reality.
The National Domestic Workers' Alliance (@domesticworkers) is building a powerful movement to protect the rights of domestic workers. Check out their 2018 Report on the Status of Black Women in the US:…
The Trans Women of Color Collective (@TWOCCNYC) is uplifting trans voices while working towards liberation for all. Check out their Black Trans Health Initiative to learn more:…
The Black Women's Health Imperative (@blkwomenshealth) is the first and only national nonprofit dedicated to the health of Black women and girls. Check out their work at
The National Partnership for Women and Families (@NPWF) is working to improve the lives of women and girls across the US. Check out their report on Black Women's Maternal Health:…
The Okra Project (@TheOkraProject) is a one-of-a-kind organization nurturing Black trans folks through culturally specific meals and other resources. Check out their website to learn more:
The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness ( is working to end health disparities for Black women and girls. Check out their work at
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective ( is a group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. #StatusofBlackWomen2021
Black Mental Health Alliance ( provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional. #StatusofBlackWomen2021

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A thread on the GOP's efforts to subvert democracy, undermine faith in our elections, and suppress the vote in future elections.

How this very deliberate attack unfolded:
While the GOP's attack on voting rights extends back decades (and was helped along by Chief Justice John Robert's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act), one place to start when looking at the GOP's 2020 plan to undermine democracy is in PA, WI, and MI in the summer of this year.
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A history thread:
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THREAD: Trump isn't going to steal the election. But what he and the GOP are doing is nonetheless extremely dangerous. The most immediate threat is violence against poll workers, election officials, and politicians. Election officials in Philly are already getting death threats.
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