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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...

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

Articles | May 8 2019

By Roni Caryn Rabin African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three times higher than those of white women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on...

Study Finds A Race Gap in Air Pollution — Whites Largely Cause It; Blacks and Hispanics Breathe It

Study Finds A Race Gap in Air Pollution — Whites Largely Cause It; Blacks and Hispanics Breathe It

Articles | April 18 2019

By Doyle Rice, USA TODAY The air that Americans breathe isn't equal. Blacks and Hispanics disproportionately breathe air that's been polluted by non-Hispanic whites, according to a study. This new research quantifies for the first time the...

Structural Racism Eliminated Black Farmers: Report

Structural Racism Eliminated Black Farmers: Report

Articles | April 12 2019

By Stacy M. Brown A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) provides insight on how decades of structural racism within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has led to the virtual elimination of Black farmers. A century...

Study: Gentrification and Cultural Displacement Most Intense in America’s Largest Cities, and Absent From Many Others

Study: Gentrification and Cultural Displacement Most Intense in America’s Largest Cities, and Absent From Many Others

Articles | April 10 2019

By Alyssa Wiltse-Ahmad Gentrification and displacement of long-time residents is most intense in the nation’s biggest cities, and rare in most other places, a new study shows. The study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition...

How Poor Americans Get Exploited by Their Landlords

How Poor Americans Get Exploited by Their Landlords

Articles | April 3 2019

By Richard Florida  Do the poor pay more for housing? That’s the question at the heart, and in the title, of a detailed paper published in the American Journal of Sociology on the actual housing costs paid by Americans in low-income urban...

Redlining Was Banned 50 Years Ago. It’s Still Hurting Minorities Today.

Redlining Was Banned 50 Years Ago. It’s Still Hurting Minorities Today.

Articles | March 26 2019

By Tracy Jan Racial discrimination in mortgage lending in the 1930s shaped the demographic and wealth patterns of American communities today, a new study shows, with 3 out of 4 neighborhoods “redlined” on government maps 80 years ago...

A Guide: What to Do if You See Islamophobia

A Guide: What to Do if You See Islamophobia

Articles | March 21 2019

The 3 April has been dubbed ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ by extremists. The Met has insisted “there is no credible information to suggest there is any criminal activity that will take place”, and a number of organisations including Tell MAMA, as...

The Case Of Laquan McDonald

The Case Of Laquan McDonald

Articles | March 18 2019

by Hermene Hartman The death of Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old Black male killed by 16 shots from policeman Jason Van Dyke’s gun, has changed Chicago politics and hopefully the police department. The case has received national attention...

CHE Leaders Doing Great Work: The Jefferson County Memorial Project

CHE Leaders Doing Great Work: The Jefferson County Memorial Project

Articles | March 15 2019

The Jefferson County Memorial Project, a grassroots, citizen-led coalition is working to retrieve our county monuments from EJI's National Memorial to Peace in Justice in Montgomery. Currently, we are building out our Interfaith Interpretation...