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Dr. Gail Christopher Speaks at TEDx Charlottesville

Dr. Gail Christopher Speaks at TEDx Charlottesville

Announcements, Articles, Events | November 14 2019

Dr. Christopher presented at TEDx Charlottesville 2019. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These events are branded TEDx, where...

NCHE Executive Director Dr. Gail C. Christopher Speaks in Closing Plenary at APHA 2019

NCHE Executive Director Dr. Gail C. Christopher Speaks in Closing Plenary at APHA 2019

Announcements, Events | November 6 2019

APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting - Closing General Session: 1619 - 2019: Health and Justice Denied Join Dr. Christopher for her APHA session on Rx racial healing: Disrupting cycles of injustice by transforming racial beliefs, perceptions and behaviors....

Racism to Blame for Deplorable African-American Infant Mortality Rates, Group Says

Racism to Blame for Deplorable African-American Infant Mortality Rates, Group Says

Articles | November 14 2019

By Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — In three years, First Year Cleveland has dramatically reduced the Cuyahoga County infant mortality rate – dropping deaths by 18 percent. But African-American babies are four times as likely...

Black Mothers Need to Wield the Enormous Power of Breastfeeding their Babies

Black Mothers Need to Wield the Enormous Power of Breastfeeding their Babies

Articles | November 11 2019

This 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the shores of Virginia on August 25, 1619 was a time for African Americans to re-assert our full humanity. As a mother, holistic doctor and longtime advocate of the benefits of...

NCHE Leadership Transition

NCHE Leadership Transition

Announcements | November 1 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 Contact: Michael K. Frisby 202-625-4328/[email protected] NCHE LEADERSHIP TRANSITION: DR. GAIL C. CHRISTOPHER TO SUCCEED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER DR. BRIAN SMEDLEY WASHINGTON, DC –...

She, The People: Dara Cooper On Food Redlining, Reparations, And Freeing The Land

She, The People: Dara Cooper On Food Redlining, Reparations, And Freeing The Land

Articles | October 18 2019

Reparations in the United States for descendants of enslaved Africans must include repairing the structural devastation that food redlining has caused in Black communities. For Black people, Black southerners in particular, land is sacred and our...

Ensley Alive launches “Branding Ensley”

Ensley Alive launches “Branding Ensley”

Articles | September 16 2019

Birmingham, AL…Ensley stakeholders launch initiative to honor Ensley jazz greats while enticing patrons to visit downtown Ensley retailers. Branding Ensley is an initiative developed by Bettina Byrd-Giles, CEO of The Bethesda Life Center, Inc....

1619-2019: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

1619-2019: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

Articles | September 5 2019

www.benjerry.com In America we celebrate the past all the time—the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, the Bill of Rights, and so much more. It doesn’t matter that these all took place long ago, before we were born, before...

Dr. Brian Smedley Co-writes Article Highlighting the Long Term effects of Housing Discrimination

Dr. Brian Smedley Co-writes Article Highlighting the Long Term effects of Housing Discrimination

Articles | August 27 2019

The Effects of Housing Discrimination on Health Can Reverberate for Decades By Brian Smedley and Rachel A. Davis Last year, reporters at the Center for Investigative Reporting combed through 31 million mortgage lending records in dozens of...

Court Upholds North Dakota Law Stripping Voting Rights From Native Americans

Court Upholds North Dakota Law Stripping Voting Rights From Native Americans

Articles | August 23 2019

By Imani Gandy, Rewire.News The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a law that strips nearly 10 percent of all voting-age Native Americans living in North Dakota of their right to vote. The case is as much about local...