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The National Collaborative for Health Equity presents the latest news, articles, events and program highlights to help you stay connected and informed.

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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...

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley: Years of Racial Justice Organizing Laid Groundwork for Today’s Uprising

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley: Years of Racial Justice Organizing Laid Groundwork for Today’s Uprising

Articles | June 11 2020

By Democracy Now! As protests against police brutality and racism continue across the country, we speak with historian and UCLA professor of African American studies Robin D.G. Kelley. “We’re not here by accident,” Kelley says,...

New Orleans Activists Call out Environmental Racism Alongside Police Brutality in Week of Protests

New Orleans Activists Call out Environmental Racism Alongside Police Brutality in Week of Protests

Articles | June 11 2020

By Julie Dermansky On June 3, just hours before New Orleans police tear-gassed a group protesting racial violence, Jesse Perkins, a Black veteran, called out the many shades of racism and violence his community faces daily. “What they...

How an Act of Racial Violence Reverberates Across Generations

How an Act of Racial Violence Reverberates Across Generations

Articles | June 10 2020

CBS NEWS For generations, Tulsa, Oklahoma had a secret. Mechelle Brown, program coordinator at the city's Greenwood Cultural Center, recalled, "My mother cared for an elderly white man, who on his death bed rambled on about the smoke and the...

Native Americans Want to be Included in Race Talks

Native Americans Want to be Included in Race Talks

Articles | June 9 2020

By Associated Press GREAT FALLS, MONTANA - As protesters demand justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, many Native Americans in Montana are showing solidarity for black Americans. Floyd, 46, died after...