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As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom

As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom

Articles | July 22 2016

By Alexis Stephens If urban demographics were based solely on who is employed in government jobs, cities would be 83 percent white and 79 percent male. As we all know, real life is more starkly diverse than that: The majority of American...

How We Move Beyond Dallas

How We Move Beyond Dallas

Articles | July 14 2016

by Spencer Overton & Kami Chavis Calls for healing and reconciliation in the wake of recent racial violence overlook the substantive, concrete steps that experts say would help forestall the next police tragedy. Since the shootings in...

6 Reasons Why “All Lives Matter” Is Neither Fair Nor Helpful

6 Reasons Why “All Lives Matter” Is Neither Fair Nor Helpful

Articles | July 12 2016

by Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC One week: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas. Finally, the number of White people moved to action against racism is reaching a tipping point, yet tired clichés like “violence isn’t the answer” and “we...

Machine Bias

Machine Bias

Articles | July 7 2016

by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks. On a Spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late...

Why Obamacare Is Life-Saving For African-Americans

Why Obamacare Is Life-Saving For African-Americans

Articles | July 6 2016

by Get Well Wednesday/BlackAmericaWeb.com Attorney Daniel E. Dawes is a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement and has led numerous efforts to address health policy issues impacting vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Evokes Baldwin, Coates in Blistering Dissent on Illegal Stops

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Evokes Baldwin, Coates in Blistering Dissent on Illegal Stops

Articles | July 1 2016

by Sameer Rao "We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are 'isolated.' They are the canaries in the coal mine whose deaths, civil and literal, warn us that no one can breathe in this...

Eliminating Inequalities Needs Affirmative Action

Eliminating Inequalities Needs Affirmative Action

Articles | June 28 2016

The Supreme Court has upheld the affirmative action admission policy of University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, applied to the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) in 2008. She sued the university after she was denied admission on...

Research shows that Black children have higher postsurgical complication rates in national sample

Research shows that Black children have higher postsurgical complication rates in national sample

Articles | June 24 2016

Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that: "Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery....

Impact Report: Boys and Young Men of Color

Impact Report: Boys and Young Men of Color

Articles, Reports | June 23 2016

In January/February 2015, the National Voices Project (NVP) conducted the Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC) survey, in partnership with the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE). The survey was administered by GfK, an...

Impact Report – Bias in the Media: Girls & Young Women of Color

Impact Report – Bias in the Media: Girls & Young Women of Color

Articles, Reports | June 20 2016

In January/February 2015, the National Voices Project (NVP) conducted the Girls and Young Women of Color survey, in partnership with the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE). The survey was administered by GfK, an international survey...