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Aug. 12, 2022: Mental health in the Black community: one mom’s story; Farai Chideya on the Black vote

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48min 51sec
Shirley Smith J.R. Dakota
Courtesy Shirley Smith
Shirley and former Denver Nugget J.R. Smith with their daughter Dakota who was born at 21 weeks.

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Shirley Smith, wife of NBA star and former Denver Nugget J.R. Smith, calls their daughter, Dakota, a miracle. Dakota was born nearly five months premature, weighing just one pound. Shirley Smith shares the mental health challenges she's overcome including during her time in Colorado. Then, Farai Chideya, host of "Our Body Politic," talks about the political power of women of color.