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Join the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity campaign

Join the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity campaign

Articles | May 16 2016

15 Days of Equity In 2008, Marguerite Casey Foundation listened as more than 15,000 families from 47 states identified issues of concerned to families nationwide. These issues became the Equal Voice National Family Platform. In 2012, the...

St. Ignatius leaders vow to address racism after student protest

St. Ignatius leaders vow to address racism after student protest

Articles | May 16 2016

by Mitch Dudek A group of minority students at St. Ignatius College Prep — one of the city’s most exclusive private schools — held a silent protest last week in the school cafeteria that has sparked a wider conversation among students,...

Google to ban payday loan advertisements

Google to ban payday loan advertisements

Articles | May 11 2016

Google announced Wednesday that it will ban all payday loan ads from its site, bowing to concerns by advocates who say the lending practice exploits the poor and vulnerable by offering them immediate cash that must be paid back under sky-high...

The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference

The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference

Articles | May 11 2016

By Emily Badger Wealthy parents are famously pouring more and more into their children, widening the gap in who has access to piano lessons and math tutors and French language camp. The biggest investment the rich can make in their kids, though...

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Articles | May 4 2016

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in our country, growing over 4 times as rapidly as the population of the United States. As one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse groups in America,...

NHeLP Save the Date – Health Equity: The Essential Path Forward

NHeLP Save the Date – Health Equity: The Essential Path Forward

Articles | April 27 2016

Daniel Dawes, Author of 150 Years of Obamacare; Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine. Speakers to include: Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, * Former Member of Congress. Rep. Donna M. Christensen, *...

This April Celebrate National Minority Health Month
Chicago Police Must Face ‘Hard Truths’ about Racist Past, Task Force Draft Report Says

Chicago Police Must Face ‘Hard Truths’ about Racist Past, Task Force Draft Report Says

Articles | April 20 2016

By Jeff Coen and Stacy St. Clair The Chicago Police Department must acknowledge its racist history and overhaul its handling of excessive force allegations before true reforms can take place, according to a scathing draft report from the task...

Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

Articles | April 14 2016

We must acknowledge the link between race and poor health before we can meet our nation's daunting health equity challenge. By Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and David Williams When we talk about seeking health equity in this country, the goal is to...

An urban-rural mortality gap emerges among whites as risky behaviors work to defy modern trends

An urban-rural mortality gap emerges among whites as risky behaviors work to defy modern trends

Articles | April 11 2016

Story by Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating White women have been dying prematurely at higher rates since the turn of this century, passing away in their 30s, 40s and 50s in a slow-motion crisis driven by decaying health in small-town America, according...