Black women across the country and in New York confront a staggering and persistent threat to their lives: the decision to have a family. Indeed, black women in New York are nearly four times more likely to die because of pregnancy or childbirth than white women.
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The New York Police Department regularly faces criticism over the disproportionate number of Black and brown people who are arrested for marijuana possession.
Thursday marks the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared legally mandated segregation in schools unconstitutional.