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NAACP Launches #WEAREDONEDYING Campaign

NAACP Launches #WEAREDONEDYING Campaign

Articles | May 14 2020

(Press Release) Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2020) – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost social justice organization, has launched a campaign entitled #WeAreDoneDying, aimed at exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system and...

It’s Time to Sound the Alarm for Communities Most Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

It’s Time to Sound the Alarm for Communities Most Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

Articles | March 20 2020

By Mustafa Santiago Ali THE SPREAD OF THE NOVEL coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is driving massive disruption of financial markets, exposing huge gaps in government preparation and focusing worldwide attention on citizen...

For Urban Poor, the Coronavirus Complicates Existing Health Risks

For Urban Poor, the Coronavirus Complicates Existing Health Risks

Articles | March 19 2020

By John Eligon OAKLAND, Calif. — Several days had passed since the congestion in her chest left her feeling suffocated and racing to the emergency room. Now, Lisa McClendon, 64, was trying to level with her respiratory therapist about why her...

Kept Out: How Banks Block People Of Color From Homeownership

Kept Out: How Banks Block People Of Color From Homeownership

Articles | March 12 2020

By Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez of REVEAL PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans...

Racially Integrated High Schools Often Conceal Segregated Classes, New Study Shows

Racially Integrated High Schools Often Conceal Segregated Classes, New Study Shows

Articles | March 10 2020

By Matt Barnum A truly integrated high school is hard to find. That’s the conclusion of a new North Carolina study that takes a look at two kinds of integration: whether students of different races and ethnicities attend the same schools,...

Communities Fight Obesity by Addressing Racism, Poverty

Communities Fight Obesity by Addressing Racism, Poverty

Articles | March 5 2020

By Ellen Beck Communities have identified structural racism as a foundational cause of poverty and obesity and are partnering with advocacy groups, nonprofits and residents to build wealth in low-income neighborhoods and increase access to...

Food Apartheid Still Threat to Health, Welfare of Nation’s Blacks, Poor

Food Apartheid Still Threat to Health, Welfare of Nation’s Blacks, Poor

Articles | February 21 2020

Washington Informer Web Staff First of a two-part series As the D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser move toward the review, debate and eventual approval of the FY 2020 Budget, residents have been encouraged to attend hearings, contact the...

‘Environmental racism’: New Yorkers of color subjected to more Roundup pesticide than others — Black Institute

‘Environmental racism’: New Yorkers of color subjected to more Roundup pesticide than others — Black Institute

Articles | February 19 2020

By Shant Shahrigian Roundup pesticide, which contains a chemical that’s been linked to cancer, is used in urban parks at a shockingly higher rate than other green spaces, according to a new report from the Black Institute, which is demanding a...

New Study Shows Racism May Shorten Black Americans’ Lifespans

New Study Shows Racism May Shorten Black Americans’ Lifespans

Articles | February 6 2020

By Liam Knox African Americans who reported more experiences with racial discrimination are likely to age faster, adding to evidence that racism is not only a “social and moral dilemma” but also a “public health issue,” according to an...

Report: Where Parents Have More Choice, Schools Appear To Become More Segregated

Report: Where Parents Have More Choice, Schools Appear To Become More Segregated

Articles | January 31 2020

By Bob Oakes and Walter Wuthmann A new study out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Wednesday finds that a majority of parents across the country say they'd prefer to send their children to integrated schools. But researchers at the...