NCHE celebrates 10 Black women suffragists—unsung heroes who fought tirelessly for voting rights, both before and after the 19th Amendment.

By Eliza Siegel, Stacker
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By the Washington Informer

The House of Representatives and Senate organized a powerful Briefing on Wednesday, Nov. 29th, to discuss systemic racism & racial justice! Speakers provided their expertise & personal experiences to shed light on how systemic racism perpetuates inequalities. Also discussed were policy changes & systemic reforms to support an equitable & inclusive society. Our executive director, Dr. Gail C. Christopher, attended the briefing, and we thank her for her significant contributions to the conversation.

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Reparative climate policy is needed that minimizes the impacts of climate change in ways that recognize how they are connected to a history of unjust & racially discriminatory policies.

By Hannah Stephens, Manann Donoghoe, and Andre M. Perry, Brookings

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and NORC at the University of Chicago conducted a nationwide survey to identify and assess attitudes towards racial equity and policymaking.

By LaShonda Brenson, Ph.D. and Kimberly Victor, Joint Center

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This is more evidence of the value of the organizing work of the people on the Southeast Side and NCHE’s CHE Cook County/ HMPRG solidarity work at their side!

By Brett Chase, Chicago Sun times 

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Through an executive order, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot has committed to recognizing environmental racism impacting Chicago communities. This agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is just the start of an effort to enact policy reforms led by the communities they most impact.

By Gina Ramirez, NRDC

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Local and state jurisdictions continue to declare racism a public health crisis and are promoting health equity. Some states are funding improvements and supporting communities impacted by racism.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, astho.org

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