The Greater Cincinnati YWCA just announced Renee Mahaffey Harris, President/CEO of Closing the Health Gap, as a 2021 YWCA Racial Justice Honoree. She is recognized for her commitment to advocating for marginalized populations, using advocacy, education, and community outreach to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in our region. Those efforts include: Jointly implementing Cincinnati … Read More

Did you receive the COVID-19 Vaccine? If so, the BWHM and Closing the Health Gap want to hear from you. Make a video sharing why you decided to get it. Submit your video, and you might be featured on our social media channels!

Black people are substantially more likely to die in traffic accidents than white men or women according to a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Black deaths significantly increased, even during the peak of the quarantine, when people were driving less. Char Adams of NBC News reported “Even in the … Read More

Juneteenth has been celebrated by African Americans for more than a hundred years while most Americans had no knowledge of its existence. This week the U.S. Congress approved a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.  As you celebrate this significant holiday, let’s remember the people who lived through slavery, Jim Crow, and who lost loved … Read More

A Note From BWHM Leadership, Renee Mahaffey Harris Economic health influences our physical health. Therefore, the BWHM would like to support and encourage more African American women as entrepreneurs. However, we need your support and involvement. Black women have played an essential role in the economic preservation of American culture. From the lullabies sung in the … Read More