Candace Y.A. Montague
Candace Y.A. Montague is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C. She has over 12 years of experience covering health, gender equality and social justice issues for several local and national publications, including the Center for Health Journalism, The Washington Post, STAT News, and others. In 2019, she received the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists for her piece about parents who lost children to homicide in D.C. In 2020, she was the recipient of a features journalism award from the National Association of Black Journalists. She was a finalist for the 2021 Dateline Award for Excellence in Local Journalism from the Washington, D.C., Pro SPJ Chapter. For the 2023 National Fellowship, Montague’s project will look at how racism, health, social policies and key people can influence the trajectory of a Black child’s life in D.C. starting from birth.
Even as the city experiences rebirth, poverty endures and puts infants and families in peril.
The goal is to shift calls away from police. But as the launch begins, most communities are not prepared.
Children of color are disproportionately targeted by ads for misleading and potentially dangerous products.
Addressing the long-standing divide between Black Americans and the medical community.
COVID-19 has stolen attention from the addiction crisis — and made it worse
Are new policies from the nation’s largest group of physicians on race a game changer — or too little too late?
The ugly history of clandestine experiments and abuse of Black patients casts a long shadow.