Cherished Futures News

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August 23, 2022

Celebrating 10 Years of Black Breastfeeding Week

his August 25-31, 2022 signifies the 10th year of Black Breastfeeding Week being in existence. The theme for this milestone is “10 Years, A New Foundation” with an integral focus to celebrate the stories of families past present, and future while shifting the narratives about breastfeeding in the Black community.


April 14, 2021

Black Maternal Health Week: Black Mothers and Advocates Discuss Ways to Improve Health Care in Los Angeles

Since 2020, Cherished Futures has hosted a series of Sister Circles in partnership with the California Black Women’s Health Project and the Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Prevention Initiative, collectively bringing together over 60 Black women across Los Angeles to discuss opportunities to improve health care delivery, particularly for Black people.

April 14, 2021

In pandemic times, Black maternal health is more important than ever

"Covid is really exacerbating the stressors that exist for Black birthing folks. We know that high stress prenatally contributes to some of the inequities we see," Sherrod said in an interview. 



3-part Cherished Futures series

The Cherished Futures story was released as a three-part series in Our Health California, a grassroots advocacy platform of more than 1 million people.