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Too Many Black Women Like Erica Garner Are Dying in America’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

Too Many Black Women Like Erica Garner Are Dying in America’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

Articles | January 19 2018

By P.R. Lockhart “She was born at seven-and-a-half months, 4 pounds, 11 ounces, but she proved to be a giant,” said Esaw Snipes-Garner. She was speaking about her daughter, activist Erica Garner, who died December 30 after a heart attack....

This Town Is So Toxic, They Want It Wiped off the Map

This Town Is So Toxic, They Want It Wiped off the Map

Articles | January 17 2018

By Nathalie Baptiste Annetta Coffman can name 35 people in her neighborhood who have recently died from cancer—and that includes her own family. Coffman’s mother died of cancer in 2007, and three years ago her 18-year-old son was diagnosed...

The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial

The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial

Articles | January 16 2018

By Ibram X. Kendi When our reality is too ugly, we deny reality. It is too painful to look at. Reality is too hard to accept. Mental health experts routinely say that denial is among the most common defense mechanisms. Denial is how the person...

NCHE Condemns President Trump’s Racist Remarks About Immigration from Developing Nations

NCHE Condemns President Trump’s Racist Remarks About Immigration from Developing Nations

Announcements | January 12 2018

The National Collaborative for Health Equity strongly condemns President Trump’s reported remarks about immigration from African, Caribbean, and Latin nations that he labelled as “sh*thole countries.” These comments are consistent with...

Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation?

Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation?

Articles | January 11 2018

We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. By Alvin Chang Think about your elementary school. If you attended an American public school, chances are you went to that school because your...

We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

Articles | January 4 2018

By Dougla Jacobs Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, a black Brookline, Mass., police officer, pulled up in an unmarked car and greeted his superior, a white lieutenant. He wasn’t prepared for the response by the lieutenant, who said, as he gestured at the...

Open Letter to Red Cross for Refusing to Help Some Milwaukee Residents

Open Letter to Red Cross for Refusing to Help Some Milwaukee Residents

Articles | January 2 2018

Posted by Reggie Jackson In the most segregated metropolitan area in the nation, the American Red Cross of Wisconsin is segregating its response to helping families in need. A new policy, which apparently went into effect last week, was not...

Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.

Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.

Articles | December 26 2017

By The Spotlight Team (The Boston Globe) Google the phrase “Most racist city,” and Boston pops up more than any other place, time and time again. It may be easy to write that off as a meaningless digital snapshot of what people say about us,...

NCHE Joins Many Other Organizations in Urging Congress to Take Action in Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands

NCHE Joins Many Other Organizations in Urging Congress to Take Action in Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands

Announcements, Archive | December 19 2017

NCHE as well as other organizations join voices to urge Congress to take action to address the ongoing healthcare crisis in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands as a result of the recent hurricanes.  The letter calls for Congress to address...

Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation

Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation

Articles | December 18 2017

By John Eligon and Robert Gebeloff MILWAUKEE — Their daughter was sick and they needed family around to help care for her, so JoAnne and Maanaan Sabir took an unexpected detour. They had spent years blowing past mileposts: earning advanced...