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The Urgent Case For Supporting Marginalized Groups In Today’s Society

The Urgent Case For Supporting Marginalized Groups In Today’s Society

Economy, Racial Equity | June 14 2024

By Sughnen Yongo, Forbes The decline in DEI initiatives in the workforce is concerning, especially with ongoing gaps that need addressing. Economic factors and policies have led to fatigue around DEI, impacting marginalized groups. Despite...

Let The Games Begin: Met Fest 2024

Let The Games Begin: Met Fest 2024

Economy, Racial Equity | June 12 2024

By Demarco Rush The first annual Met Fest convention took place at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC, focusing on esports, tech, and STEM opportunities for children and teens in underrepresented communities. (Read...

Decades of Disinvestment: Historic Redlining and Mortgage Lending Since 1981

Decades of Disinvestment: Historic Redlining and Mortgage Lending Since 1981

Economy, Housing, Racial Equity, Separation | June 4 2024

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has just released a comprehensive analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data spanning 40 years. The report reveals that despite laws against discriminatory lending practices, race-based...

A Lawmaker Proposed a Bill that would Ban DEI in Medical Schools. Doctors Say it Could Roll Back Progress Toward Improving Black Maternal Health.

A Lawmaker Proposed a Bill that would Ban DEI in Medical Schools. Doctors Say it Could Roll Back Progress Toward Improving Black Maternal Health.

Articles, Health Medical Care, Racial Equity | May 30 2024

By Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN Medical schools, doctors and professors are speaking out against claims that their DEI programs are exclusionary. In fact, they were created to address racial disparities in medicine and combat the Black maternal...

Mammograms are Now Recommended Starting at age 40. Should You Get One?

Mammograms are Now Recommended Starting at age 40. Should You Get One?

Articles, Health Medical Care, Racial Equity | May 21 2024

By Katia Hetter, CNN The US Preventive Services Task Force has revised their guidelines on mammograms, advising women to start screening at age 40 and continue every other year until age 74. With cancer diagnoses on the rise among young...

Racism Investigation Yields Sweeping Changes at Lehigh Valley Health Network

Racism Investigation Yields Sweeping Changes at Lehigh Valley Health Network

Articles, Racial Healing Relationship Building | May 14 2024

By Rudy Miller, Lehigh Valley Live In an interconnected world, advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has never been more critical. Storytelling holds immense potential to serve as a powerful tool for advancing the impact of DEI....

Advancing Racial Equity in U.S. Health Care

Advancing Racial Equity in U.S. Health Care

Health Medical Care, Racial Equity | May 9 2024

By David C. Radley, Arnav Shah, Sara R. Collins, Neil R. Powe, Laurie C. Zephyrin, The Commonweath Fund The latest analysis from The Commonwealth Fund has shed light on the deep racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare...

Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine

Food Security Agriculture, Health Medical Care | May 7 2024

By The Rockefeller Foundation Access to affordable, nutritious food is crucial for good health, yet many face barriers. Food is Medicine programs use food-based interventions to prevent, manage, and treat diet-related diseases. Integrating...

FDA Vows to Push Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, a Move it Says Could Save Black Lives

FDA Vows to Push Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, a Move it Says Could Save Black Lives

Articles, Health Medical Care | April 29 2024

FDA's vow to ban menthol cigarettes is a critical step towards saving Black lives. This overdue move will protect communities from the harmful use of tobacco. By Erin B. Logan, LA Times (Read...

Native American Voices are Finally Factoring into Energy Projects

Native American Voices are Finally Factoring into Energy Projects

Articles, Environmental Racism, Separation | April 24 2024

By Emily Benton Hite and Denielle Perry Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's decision to deny permits for hydropower projects on Navajo Nation shows shift towards respecting Indigenous rights in renewable energy development. (Read...