Black women in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by everything from pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths to the gender pay gap to HIV. As told by Malcolm X, "The most disrespected person in America is the Black women. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman." And that needs to change. Thankfully, there are a number of organizations that specifically address Black women’s needs and concerns. So why not consider making a donation? Here are 20 options to help you get started today, tomorrow and always.
1. Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Black Mamas Matter Alliance advocates for research and policy changes in order to advance Black maternal healthcare. Their mission statement reads, “We envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect and resources to thrive before, during and after pregnancy.”