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Environmental Racism Continues to Deny Black People a Chance for a Healthy Community

Environmental Racism Continues to Deny Black People a Chance for a Healthy Community

Articles | May 17 2017

By Danielle Dorsey There’s a reason why Black communities are most often the hosts for waste and sewage facilities, power plants and land fills. For years, our government got away with dumping in and degrading the environment of urban areas, a...

More Than 70 Percent of Gunshot Victims in Miami Are Black, Study Finds

More Than 70 Percent of Gunshot Victims in Miami Are Black, Study Finds

Articles | May 12 2017

By Tim Elfrink Florida's gun control debates tend to go like this: NRA-backed GOP politicians propose rules to allow more guns in more places and to decrease accountability for how those guns are used. Opponents bring up actual evidence, like the...

Stopping Trump’s Toxic Budget: The Federal Budget Process and Actions We Can Take

Stopping Trump’s Toxic Budget: The Federal Budget Process and Actions We Can Take

Events, Webinar | May 12 2017

Thursday, May 18 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (PST) #PublicHealthAwakened Webinar Series Join Public Health Awakened for a webinar on understanding the federal budget process. We expect the Trump administration's budget proposal to come out by the...

MIT Economist: While the White, Wealthy Few Are Thriving, the Rest of America Is Living In a Third World Nation

MIT Economist: While the White, Wealthy Few Are Thriving, the Rest of America Is Living In a Third World Nation

Articles | May 4 2017

By David Love Much these days is said of income inequality in the U.S., of the gaping, ever-expanding chasm that separates the haves from the have nots, the rich from the poor, the 1 percent from everyone else. This, in the richest nation in the...

Poverty, Compounded

Poverty, Compounded

Articles | April 25 2017

By Gillian B. White  It’s true that poverty affects people of all races, genders, and nationalities, but it’s also true that poverty—especially deep, persistent, intergenerational poverty—plagues some groups more than others. That’s...

How Mass Incarceration Literally Makes Children Sick

How Mass Incarceration Literally Makes Children Sick

Articles | April 12 2017

By Willie Burnley Jr. There has long been research suggesting that incarceration has negative health consequences for the incarcerated, but a new study from British medical journal The Lancet indicates that incarceration can negatively impact the...

A racist stereotype is shattered: Study finds white youth are more likely to abuse hard drugs than black youth

A racist stereotype is shattered: Study finds white youth are more likely to abuse hard drugs than black youth

Archive, Articles | April 11 2017

By Robin Scheralternet By now we can all agree that the real target of Reagan’s enduring war on drugs was never drugs, it was African Americans. But if rising incarceration rates among black youth or the utter failure to curtail drug use is not...

Racial Disparities in School Suspensions

Racial Disparities in School Suspensions

Articles | April 6 2017

By Tom Loveless The 2017 Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education was released this week, and one of the report’s studies focuses on out-of-school suspensions. For the past several years, state education leaders in California have...

Get Answers to Culture of Health Leaders Program FAQs

Get Answers to Culture of Health Leaders Program FAQs

Archive | April 5 2017

Check out the CoHL FAQ page for answers to program questions such as: "Do I have to have a college degree to participate in the program?" or "How much time will the program require each...

‘Sundown towns’: Midwest confronts its complicated racial legacy

‘Sundown towns’: Midwest confronts its complicated racial legacy

Articles | March 31 2017

By Jack Shuler March 27, 2017 Utica, Ohio—On Election Day, when Chris Cooper walked into his usual precinct to vote, a greeter asked him, “Do you live in this town?” The question was perhaps innocent. After all, there aren’t many...