$6 million to reduce pregnancy-related deaths among black people; Photographing the Magic Phillies Run; Mastriano concedes the race to the government | Morning overview

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New Temple study aims to reduce black maternal mortality

The maternal mortality rate in the United States is 3 times higher for black women than for white women. In Philadelphia, black women accounted for 73% of pregnancy-related deaths.

  • A $6 Million Temple Study registering nearly 500 women will tackle one of the root causes: heart disease. He will also provide doulas for some patients to see how much it helps.

“We have a unique opportunity to help change the narrative of urban black people in Philadelphia,” said the study’s co-lead researcher BP contributor Courtenay Harris Bond.


What it was like to be a Phillies photographer this season

No one expected the Phillies to embark on their unlikely postseason run, including Philadelphia-based MLB photographer Heather Barry.

  • A newcomer to sports photography that got him started shooting Flyers games, it was Barry’s first Red October, and it was intense – but a lot of fun.

Although the hours were long, Barry told BP contributor Lauren Amour, “It was like a fever dream.”

Clip from a team photo shoot after the Phillies won the pennant
Heather Barry

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  • What does Senator-elect John Fetterman have in common with Taylor Swift? They both celebrate on social media when Pa reveals himself for them. They are both above average in terms of height. And they were both born in the same hospital, 20 years apart.


Mayor Kenny, who spoke yesterday at service for veterans in Washington Square, has nothing public on his schedule today.

Two recent changes in his administration: Labor deputy mayor Rich Lazer is leaving to become executive director of the PPA, and Christy Brady has been named acting city comptroller, replacing Rebecca Rhynhart, who resigned to run for mayor.


💗 Philly Startup Leaders is hosting a discussion at UCity’s Venture Cafe about the impact of violent crime on Philadelphia’s social economy and how to take action to find solutions. (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17)

🎭 What happens when you mix anecdotes and comedy? At Queen Village hideaway Ulana’s, “A Quizzo Experience” offers the answer. Tix are $5, with snacks and a cash bar. (8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17)

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