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The Democratic Candidates’ Positions on School Diversity & Related Educational Equity Issues

The Democratic Candidates’ Positions on School Diversity & Related Educational Equity Issues

Articles | July 1 2019

By Philip Tegeler & Abi Hollinger After last week’s Democratic presidential debates, school integration has unexpectedly emerged as a serious issue in the campaign, as Senator Kamala Harris asserted the importance of school integration,...

Indigenous Matriarchs Stand Together in Dark Times

Indigenous Matriarchs Stand Together in Dark Times

Articles | June 28 2019

By Emilee Gilpin in Features, Culture A group of eight North American Indigenous elder women, weathered in front-line resistance, fluent in their languages and rich in traditional teachings, have joined forces to protect the sacred knowledge...

Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It’s Time for Reparations.

Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It’s Time for Reparations.

Articles | June 19 2019

By Jason Silverstein On Wednesday, Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the news of the legal end of slavery, Congress will hold the first hearing on reparations for Black Americans since 2007. The idea of reparations for slavery and...

Power Station Podcast with Dr. Brian Smedley

Power Station Podcast with Dr. Brian Smedley

Articles | June 11 2019

Power Station host Ann Pasmanick speaks with Dr. Brian Smedley on Health Equity and what makes it possible.   "What makes health equity, the opportunity for all people to be healthy and thrive, possible? According to Dr. Brian...

“Lifting Up Community Voices” Learning Series Presents Its Second Webinar “Sorrow and Outrage”

“Lifting Up Community Voices” Learning Series Presents Its Second Webinar “Sorrow and Outrage”

Announcements, Webinar | June 7 2019

June 19, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2Mv5Cno   PRESENTERS   Eliza Ramos Eliza Ramos, MPH, MSW, is an award winning activist, healer, and advocate for social justice. She is the CEO...

National Collaborative for Health Equity Aims to Level the Playing Field

National Collaborative for Health Equity Aims to Level the Playing Field

Articles | June 3 2019

Healio Rheumatology, Spring 2019 Racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States have confounded experts for decades. An important reason for this is that the problems are multifactorial, with challenges ranging from residential...

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...