“Premium grocery stores are less likely to be located in Black-majority neighborhoods, regardless of the average household income of those neighborhoods,” furthering the devaluation of black communities and disparities in access to healthy foods.

By: DW Rowlands, Manann Donoghoe, and Andre M. Perry, Brookings

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This article illustrates the arch of the history of people of color and how it predates encounters with colonizers and enslavers. It is a fascinating missing piece of history that affirms humanity and depicts one of many advanced African societies and cultures.

By Jonathon L. Earle, Politico

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The economic growth of the Latino population is a driving force in the American economy, but Latinos continue to be extensively underserved. Their contributions to the U.S. economy must be recognized, and paths to eliminate barriers they face prioritized.

By Florencia Velasco Fortner, The Dallas Morning News

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Eli Lilly & Co., a pharmaceutical company that produces insulin, has announced that it will cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 a month for all Americans, regardless of their insurance status. This move comes after President Joe Biden urged drugmakers to lower insulin prices as part of his healthcare agenda.

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Native Americans continue to be disproportionately underrepresented in the U.S. economy, and barriers to mortgage loans perpetuate this inequity.

By Jason Richardson, NCRC

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Understanding the needs of marginalized people is essential to overcome racial inequality.


By Jens Manuel Krogstad and Kiana Cox, Pew Research Center

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Native American tribes across the US tapping into about $20 billion in pandemic relief for economic and social recovery project is but a fraction of the resources, lands and traditions that was stolen from them.

By Sri Taylor, Bloomberg

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Reimagining Our Public Health Systems: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems

This roundtable will address the many areas of alignment between the 3 groups, how the recommendations are really positioned action, why equity needs to be at the center of modernization, and how we are going to measure progress going forward.

The recommendations of this commission engage multiple sectors, including the federal level, the state level, and the local level of government, the health care system, the public health system, the business community, the nonprofit sector, and the academic and educational community.

View Roundtable Here.


Karen DeSalvo


Alonzo L. Plough
Brian Castrucci
Gail C. Christopher
Herminia Palacio


Across the country, cities are declaring racism a public health crisis. These declarations are an important step to eliminating racism and advancing racial justice.

Jayla Whitfield-Anderson, Yahoo News

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One painfully clear reality about infant mortality shared across developing and developed nations1 is this: Black babies die at higher rates than White babies. Even in the US, where the infant death rates for all age groups is shown to be dropping, Black infants still die at twice the rate as White infants.

By Haley Weiss, Fatherly

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