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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...

This Latina Is on a Mission to Bring Healthier, Affordable Food to More Latinx Communities

This Latina Is on a Mission to Bring Healthier, Affordable Food to More Latinx Communities

Archive, Articles | July 17 2017

By Yvette Montoya Todo Verde has come a long way! Jocelyn Ramirez’s mission to fight for the Latino community’s access to affordable, clean foods began with smoothies and has now grown into a full on catering business. Her journey...

2017 #NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair

2017 #NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair

Events | July 13 2017

The 2017 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair is the premier venue for journalism education and career development for the nation’s leaders in media, business, arts and entertainment, and technology. Over 3,000 of the nation’s top journalists,...

Building Health Equity: From Resources to Community Action

Building Health Equity: From Resources to Community Action

Archive, Events | June 27 2017

by Elizabeth Hartig - Project Associate, Planning and Community Health Center Research shows that health equity is critical to building a happy, prosperous nation, but that doesn’t mean a one-size-fits-all approach is the answer. Join the...

Study Reveals Race Plays Pivotal Role In How States Dole Out Welfare Benefits

Study Reveals Race Plays Pivotal Role In How States Dole Out Welfare Benefits

Articles | June 9 2017

By Tanasia Kenney The amount of cash welfare assistance available to families in poverty and the terms under which they can receive it largely depend on where they live, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. The report,...

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...