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Racial Disparities

Conservative Pundit Gets it Wrong in Analysis of Social Science Research

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Over the years, political columnist and social critic George Will has had moments where balanced thinking and rational erudition ruled the day. But t...

Racial Conflicts In The US: Then, Now And Next?

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Deborah J. Levine

Rather than address issues such as housing, education, jobs, and wages, we blame, insult, and accuse our way through the political process. We have made law enforcement the primary actor in managing the results of our deeply embedded societal challenges.

Dish Network And WGN America's Underground

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 06.29.2016 | Media
Senator Catherine Pugh

A show like "Underground" matters, and WGN America matters because of it.

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

Less Talk, More Action: Collaborating to Reduce Racial Disparities in Education

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Today's guest author is Dr. Rev. PM Crowley Hillstrom. Racial equity is not simply a buzz phrase. It is the foundation on which our national consciou...

A Year After Baltimore Protests, Racial Wealth Gap Remains at the Core of Economic Frustration

Andrea Levere | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Andrea Levere

Co-written by Edsel Brown, State Economic Chair of the Maryland NAACP On April 27, 2015, hours after the family of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray ha...

Why Federal Sentencing Reform Would Make a Difference

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Black Voices
Wade Henderson, Esq.

These bills would address this racial unfairness by allowing individuals with a modestly greater criminal history to qualify for safety valve relief.

Donald Trump Wants To Remind White People That Gun Violence Is A Black Problem

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nailing down specifics about Donald Trump’s policies is exhausting. He makes things up, changes his mind and neglects details. One of ...

Racist in Seattle: What the Country Can Learn From the Region's Shifts

Rebecca Saldaña | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact
Rebecca Saldaña

What can the rest of the country learn from this region's move to shift its racist legacy? Cities all over the country are facing challenges of homelessness and housing affordability at the same time they are wrestling with what compliance with HUD's affirmatively furthering fair housing means. The case of Seattle illustrates what is at stake.

America, I Am You

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline is a toxic cocktail of poverty, illiteracy, racial disparities, violence and massive incarceration which sentences millions of children of color to social and economic death. Once young people have entered, to many they become just a statistic.

How Can We Close The Black-White Sleep Gap?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that more than one-third of Americans are sleep deprived. But a closer l...

Dems Debate: Different Ears, Different Tune

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

No, it wasn't just your imagination -- it was a very different message. Is that a good thing?

How One Man's Death Shows The Chasm Between Black And White Baltimore

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices

On New Year's Day, Adam Marton, director of interactive design at The Baltimore Sun, published a heartbreaking infographic. It showed that of the reco...

Nutrition Panel Tells All: Fueling the Future

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.21.2015 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

According to an article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, "No single organization has the ability to solve any major social problem at scale b...

Study: How Long You Wait To See A Doctor Is Linked To Race, Employment

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Minorities and the unemployed spend more time traveling to and waiting for medical care, according to U.S. data from 2005 to 2013. ...

Pretrial Justice Demands Accused Have a Lawyer for Initial Bail Hearing

Ginny Sloan | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

To have a fair and even playing field for all who face the criminal justice system, it is essential that indigent defendants have access to an effective lawyer at their bail hearings. The federal and state governments must recognize the critical importance of a lawyer's presence during the pretrial stage.

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Lead Poisoning Has Devastating Health Consequences And Primarily Affects African-Americans | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Before Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries he received in police custody, sparking weeks of protest in his native Baltimore and around the country, h...

African Americans Killed By Cops Are Twice As Likely to Have Been Unarmed As Whites

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

This is a complicated piece of data, but it reveals something relatively simple. An unarmed black or brown person in America is much more likely to be killed by a police officer than an unarmed white person.

Celebrating Our Heritage By Ensuring Health Equity for Our Future

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

We still have work to do to fulfill our goal of health care and coverage for every community. We must remove the barriers to care for immigrants, who despite paying into our system, are locked out of affordable health programs. We must also enforce federal protections for language access so that no matter what language you speak, you can access the information you need.

It Takes More Than a Village

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 05.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

A society is playing with fire when it neglects the needs and desires of its young people; not only are natural talents wasted, but a sense of despera...

Racial Disparities in Health Care Access Magnified As More Gain Coverage

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

Many people have never had health insurance, or maybe not for years, and have trouble getting clear information about what's included in their coverage, such as preventive care, checkups and routine tests.

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

Disparate Impact

Roger D Barris | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Roger D Barris

Please, Attorney General Eric Holder, tell us how the doctrine of "disparate impact" is supposed to help any court decipher the rights and wrongs of these exams?

African-Americans Receive Heart Transplants at Hospitals With Poor Performance Track Records

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

So how do patients decide where to have their heart transplants performed? And wouldn't a person who needs a heart transplant choose to go to a top center? Quality is obviously a major factor. But there is another big consideration in deciding where to get a transplant: accessibility.

Among Low-Income Working Families, a Sharp Racial and Ethnic Divide

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

Despite the U.S. economic recovery, low-wage jobs have accounted for almost 60 percent of the employment gains since 2010. As a result, the number of low-income working families has been growing and now represents almost a third of all U.S. working families.