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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...

Congressional Black Caucus Sends Report to Congress on Increase in Suicide Rates of Black Children and Teenagers

Congressional Black Caucus Sends Report to Congress on Increase in Suicide Rates of Black Children and Teenagers

Articles | January 28 2020

Over the last several years, data has emerged indicating an alarming increase in the suicide rates for Black children and teenagers over the past generation. While research has also shown climbing rates for youth from other racial and ethnic groups,...

A Message from Dr. Gail Christopher on MLK Day 2020

A Message from Dr. Gail Christopher on MLK Day 2020

Announcements, Articles | January 20 2020

In a speech delivered at Cornell College, in Vermont Iowa in 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t...

On King Day, Attack Rampant Health inequality

On King Day, Attack Rampant Health inequality

Articles | January 20 2020

By Daniel E. Dawes Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides Americans with an opportunity to pause and reflect on the civil rights movement —the progress made and the challenges that still linger. As King recognized, there was one form of inequality...

Culture of Health Leaders 2020 Reviewer Recruitment

Culture of Health Leaders 2020 Reviewer Recruitment

Announcements | December 13 2019

Culture of Health Leaders Reviewer Job Description The Culture of Health Leaders program is a three-year leadership development opportunity for individuals from all walks of life who are committed to learning, leading, and collaborating...

1619-2019: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

1619-2019: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

Articles | December 9 2019

Posted by Ben & Jerry's: https://www.benjerry.com/ In America we celebrate the past all the time—the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, the Bill of Rights, and so much more. It doesn’t matter that these all took place...

Dr. Gail Christopher Speaks at TEDx Charlottesville

Dr. Gail Christopher Speaks at TEDx Charlottesville

Announcements, Articles, Events | November 14 2019

Dr. Christopher presented at TEDx Charlottesville 2019. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These events are branded TEDx, where...