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Segregation Has Soared in America’s Schools as Federal Leaders Largely Looked Away

Segregation Has Soared in America’s Schools as Federal Leaders Largely Looked Away

Articles | July 11 2019

By Seema Mehta and Michael Finnegan Nearly 50 years have passed since Kamala Harris joined the legions of children bused to schools in distant neighborhoods as the United States attempted to integrate its racially segregated public...

America’s Challenge: Moving Toward Racial Healing and Transformation

America’s Challenge: Moving Toward Racial Healing and Transformation

Articles | July 9 2019

By Gail. C. Christopher (The Charleston Chronicle) (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Months after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire for the racist images on his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984, he remains in office, a...

CHE Cook County is Fighting for Equity in the Mid-West

CHE Cook County is Fighting for Equity in the Mid-West

Articles | July 5 2019

The Collaborative for Health Equity Cook County (CHE Cook County) is confronting the root causes of inequities in health by raising awareness, advancing policy, and building power.  CHE Cook County is working to address the root causes of inequity...

The Democratic Candidates’ Positions on School Diversity & Related Educational Equity Issues

The Democratic Candidates’ Positions on School Diversity & Related Educational Equity Issues

Articles | July 1 2019

By Philip Tegeler & Abi Hollinger After last week’s Democratic presidential debates, school integration has unexpectedly emerged as a serious issue in the campaign, as Senator Kamala Harris asserted the importance of school integration,...

Indigenous Matriarchs Stand Together in Dark Times

Indigenous Matriarchs Stand Together in Dark Times

Articles | June 28 2019

By Emilee Gilpin in Features, Culture A group of eight North American Indigenous elder women, weathered in front-line resistance, fluent in their languages and rich in traditional teachings, have joined forces to protect the sacred knowledge...

Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It’s Time for Reparations.

Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It’s Time for Reparations.

Articles | June 19 2019

By Jason Silverstein On Wednesday, Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the news of the legal end of slavery, Congress will hold the first hearing on reparations for Black Americans since 2007. The idea of reparations for slavery and...

Power Station Podcast with Dr. Brian Smedley

Power Station Podcast with Dr. Brian Smedley

Articles | June 11 2019

Power Station host Ann Pasmanick speaks with Dr. Brian Smedley on Health Equity and what makes it possible.   "What makes health equity, the opportunity for all people to be healthy and thrive, possible? According to Dr. Brian...

“Lifting Up Community Voices” Learning Series Presents Its Second Webinar “Sorrow and Outrage”

“Lifting Up Community Voices” Learning Series Presents Its Second Webinar “Sorrow and Outrage”

Announcements, Webinar | June 7 2019

June 19, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2Mv5Cno   PRESENTERS   Eliza Ramos Eliza Ramos, MPH, MSW, is an award winning activist, healer, and advocate for social justice. She is the CEO...

National Collaborative for Health Equity Aims to Level the Playing Field

National Collaborative for Health Equity Aims to Level the Playing Field

Articles | June 3 2019

Healio Rheumatology, Spring 2019 Racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States have confounded experts for decades. An important reason for this is that the problems are multifactorial, with challenges ranging from residential...

Milwaukee County Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis. Will More Cities Follow Suit?

Milwaukee County Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis. Will More Cities Follow Suit?

Articles | May 22 2019

By Anne Branigin In what’s being touted as an important first step in addressing decades of race-based inequality, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signed a resolution Monday declaring racism a public health crisis. “Everybody has...