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The COVID-19 Crisis: An Opportunity To Build A Fairer, Healthier Nation

The COVID-19 Crisis: An Opportunity To Build A Fairer, Healthier Nation

Articles, Publications | June 26 2020

By Nadia J. Siddiqui, Dennis P. Andrulis, Derek A. Chapman, Kimberly Wilson, Beth Jacob, Gail C. Christopher, Naima Wong Croal As Americans struggle with the protracted impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is increasingly difficult to avoid some...

Opinion: Want to tear down insidious monuments to racism and segregation? Bulldoze L.A. freeways

Opinion: Want to tear down insidious monuments to racism and segregation? Bulldoze L.A. freeways

Articles | June 26 2020

By Matthew Fleischer Across the country, Confederate monuments are tumbling. Museums are stripping effigies of racist presidents past. Here in Los Angeles, indigenous activists toppled a statue of Junipero Serra, a canonized saint who founded the...

What Is Owed: Without Economic Justice, There Can Be No True Equality

What Is Owed: Without Economic Justice, There Can Be No True Equality

Articles | June 25 2020

By Nikole Hannah-Jones Black Americans protesting the violation of their rights are a defining tradition of this country. In the last century, there have been hundreds of uprisings in black communities in response to white violence. Some have...

Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of COVID-19

Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of COVID-19

Articles | June 23 2020

By Claudia Wallis COVID-19 is cutting a jarring and unequal path across the U.S. The disease is disproportionately killing people of color, particularly Black Americans, who have been dying at more than twice the rate of white people. In some...

Where Banks Don’t Lend

Where Banks Don’t Lend

Articles | June 22 2020

By Linda Lutton, WBEZ; Andrew Fan, City Bureau; Alden Loury, WBEZ Eighty years ago, the federal government drew red lines around Chicago’s black neighborhoods and warned banks not to make home loans there. Today, discrimination in housing is...

Honoring our Ancestors: A Juneteenth Statement by Dr. Gail C. Christopher

Honoring our Ancestors: A Juneteenth Statement by Dr. Gail C. Christopher

Announcements | June 19 2020

June 19, 2020 Statement by Dr. Gail C. Christopher, Executive Director National Collaborative for Health Equity Juneteenth: Honoring our Ancestors Today, the Juneteenth holiday, should be a source of inspiration for all people in America....

Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

Articles | June 18 2020

By Christopher Flavelle WASHINGTON — Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, according to a new paper looking at data from more than 32 million...

‘Urgent call to action’: Huda Ahmed to lead collaboration on reforming Minnesota’s criminal justice, dismantling inequities

‘Urgent call to action’: Huda Ahmed to lead collaboration on reforming Minnesota’s criminal justice, dismantling inequities

Articles | June 17 2020

By Becky Z. Dernbach Working at a domestic violence shelter in Mankato taught Huda Ahmed how to listen to many different kinds of voices. She encountered women from widely disparate backgrounds and parts of the state, who often had nothing in...

Getting killed by police is a leading cause of death for young black men in America

Getting killed by police is a leading cause of death for young black men in America

Articles | June 16 2020

By Amina Khan About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers. That makes them 2.5 times more likely than white men and boys to die...

A Hazardous Moment for Black Health

A Hazardous Moment for Black Health

Articles | June 15 2020

By Joseph P. Williams A middle-aged black man, his cheek to the pavement on a Minneapolis street, gasping for air and begging for mercy from a white police officer kneeling on his neck. Another black man out for a jog, chased down and shot by an...