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A group of students at Pennsylvania State University are developing a mobile app that uses machine learning to support the particular challenge set faced by Black mothers. The students partnered with MOMLogics, a community advocacy group, with the goal of developing an app that includes a journal, messaging, coaching and health tracking elements. Developers said they want to predict and prevent various physical and mental health ailments commonly afflicting Black mothers. “The stereotype is that a Black mom is a bonnet-wearing, single, welfare recipient,” MOMLogics founder Lavelle Smith Hall told the university. “There is also this intercultural pressure to be a supermom — we want to do it all on our own and we don’t need any support or help.”

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