In The News
In the News
In 2008, South Shore resident Cheryl King found a lump in her right breast.
When she told a health professional at a South Side facility, he dismissed it, saying many African-Americans have lumps in their breasts. In the three months it took to get appointments and tests with other professionals to verify it was cancer, it had grown into a stage 2 tumor.
A new bill has been introduced to Congress by Representative Robin Kelly, D-Illinois to help reverse America’s rising maternal mortality rate. Congresswoman Kelly presented the initiative in early May 2018 to help hundreds of women who die each year as a result of pregnancy.
The new initiative is called the Mothers and Offspring Mortality & Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly from Illinois second district recently hosted a panel discussion with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) to discuss the communities in Chicago’s South Suburbs, and across the country, who are facing significant financial stress and who are looking for a way the federal government can help.
Amazon.com Inc.’s recent adoption of a policy requiring racial minorities and women be interviewed for senior management openings has put a renewed focus on diversity at tech firms, with some members of the Congressional Black Caucus saying the industry still has a long way to go to address racial disparities.
In a letter to Chicago Bears ownership, Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) calls for Virginia McCaskey, principle owner of the franchise, to give more clarity on how the team plans to enforce the NFL’s new anthem policy. She is the first member of Congress to ask for transparency from a team regarding the new rules.
A new bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives is aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality rates.
Representative Robin Kelly introduced legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives that would give women who are on Medicaid longer periods of coverage to battle outrageously high rates of maternal and infant mortality in the country.
The recent article entitled “We’re ‘bullseye’ in trade wars” details the real threat that Kankakee farmers are under from President Trump’s misguided and ill-conceived trade war.
A House bill introduced Wednesday would expand the amount of time that new moms could remain on Medicaid, in an effort to reduce the number of pregnancy or childbirth-related deaths.
When is it appropriate to take risks? How do you overcome barriers? And, as a leader, how do you find balance?
I learned shocking realities about young people who work in the sex trade Thursday when I attended a Congressional field inquiry on trafficking held by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson.