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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...

From the Archives: Remembering Cesar Chavez

From the Archives: Remembering Cesar Chavez

Articles | March 31 2017

By Scott Harrison (Los Angeles Times) March 31 is Cesar Chavez's birthday and a holiday in California, Colorado and Texas. When Chavez died on April 23, 1993, staff writer George Ramos wrote The Times obituary published the next morning. He...

The hidden costs of segregation

The hidden costs of segregation

Articles | March 29 2017

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) - It's pretty well established that racial segregation limits access to jobs, education, public services and other resources for people in high-poverty neighborhoods. But how does economic and racial...

Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

Articles | March 24 2017

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data...

Immigration fears among Latinos can impact baby size at birth

Immigration fears among Latinos can impact baby size at birth

Articles | March 23 2017

The U-M School of Public Health and Institute of Social Research team found that after the federal immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, in 2008, Latino babies born in the 37 weeks after the event had a 24 percent greater risk of lower birth weight...

Boston Offers Critical Lending to Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Boston Offers Critical Lending to Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Articles | March 14 2017

By Oscar Perry Abello Eight dollars. That’s the median net worth for native-born black households in the Boston metropolitan area. Median net worth for white households in Boston is $247,500. The racial wealth gap is at the root of many...

Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

Articles | March 9 2017

By Stephen Pimpare In response to a question about his party’s plan to increase the cost of health insurance, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) suggested that people should “invest in their own health care” instead of “getting that new...

Black Urban Farmer Talks Planting in DC Food Desert

Black Urban Farmer Talks Planting in DC Food Desert

Articles | March 8 2017

by Christen Hill If you want to try your hand at growing your own food, there are multiple organizations in D.C. that encourage it. Xavier Brown is a native Washingtonian and DC Urban Farmer who runs Soilful City, a community gardening...