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National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) Fourth National Conference

National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) Fourth National Conference

Events | September 14 2017

NCSD's national conference, “A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration Through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform,” focuses on empowering communities and the next generation of leaders. We expect the event to bring together...

Location, Location, Location: Why Houston’s Poor, Nonwhite Communities Will Bear the Brunt of Harvey’s Fury

Location, Location, Location: Why Houston’s Poor, Nonwhite Communities Will Bear the Brunt of Harvey’s Fury

Articles | August 29 2017

By Tanasia Kenney As Hurricane Harvey continues its path of destruction across southeastern Texas, those confined to low-income, nonwhite communities are among the storm’s most vulnerable victims. The hurricane, now...

In 1965, the City of Charlottesville Demolished a Thriving Black Neighborhood

In 1965, the City of Charlottesville Demolished a Thriving Black Neighborhood

Articles | August 22 2017

By Laura Smith (Timeline) On a Saturday morning in 1965, movers came to the Johnson home. Kathy Johnson and her three-year-old sister listened at the breakfast table, as their mother, Elsie, gave the movers instructions. The family was...

Jarvis DeBerry, a Culture Health Leader, speaks about  the incident Charlottesville

Jarvis DeBerry, a Culture Health Leader, speaks about the incident Charlottesville

Articles, Video | August 17 2017

(MSNBC) - Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins Lawrence O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long...

NCHE Statement on Violence in Charlottesville

NCHE Statement on Violence in Charlottesville

Archive, Articles | August 14 2017

The National Collaborative for Health Equity strongly condemns the violence that resulted in at three deaths and dozens of injuries in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Our hearts are heavy, both because of the senseless...

Black Mamas Matter Webinar:  Reproductive Injustice: Racial and Gender Discrimination in U.S. Health Care

Black Mamas Matter Webinar: Reproductive Injustice: Racial and Gender Discrimination in U.S. Health Care

Articles, Events, Webinar | August 11 2017

Black women are facing a maternal health crisis. In 2015, SisterSong partnered with the Center for Reproductive Rights on a human rights report,  Reproductive Injustice: Racial and Gender Discrimination in U.S. Health Care.  We also co-hosted a...

Mississippi Delta Residents Caught In Vicious Cycle of Persistent Poverty

Mississippi Delta Residents Caught In Vicious Cycle of Persistent Poverty

Articles | August 9 2017

By Associated Press JONESTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Otibehia Allen is a single mother who lives in a rented mobile home in the same isolated, poor community where she grew up among the cotton and soybean fields of the Mississippi Delta. During a...

Single-Payer Would Be a Good Start, but Real Health Equity Means Tackling Economic Disparities

Single-Payer Would Be a Good Start, but Real Health Equity Means Tackling Economic Disparities

Articles | August 8 2017

By Dana Brown, Truthout The horrifying specter of Trumpcare, the shortfalls of Obamacare and the continued rise in overall health care costs in the United States have provided an important opening for proponents to put single-payer back on the...

Powerful New Video Tackles Racial Bias To Remind Kids Their ‘Black Is Beautiful’

Powerful New Video Tackles Racial Bias To Remind Kids Their ‘Black Is Beautiful’

Articles, Video | July 26 2017

By Lilly Workneh A new video released Monday titled “The Talk” compellingly tackles the impact of racial bias through the lens of black parents in America. The video ― which was released by My Black Is Beautiful, a beauty brand owned by...

REPORT: Black Women Should Be Thriving, But Racism and Sexism

REPORT: Black Women Should Be Thriving, But Racism and Sexism

Articles | July 24 2017

By Kenrya Rankin In 1937, Zora Neal Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” made it plain that Black women are the mules of the world. A new study says that, in America at least, nothing has changed. “The Status of Black Women in the...