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Racial Disparities

Obamacare at Five

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Thanks to the ACA, millions of AAs and NHPIs now have access to critical cancer screenings, preventive health care services, such as birth control and diabetes screenings and much more.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Each February 7, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It's an opportunity for all of us to honor the memory of those we've lost, and to call attention to the fact that HIV continues to disproportionately affect African American men, women, and youth.

How Kevin Costner Plans To Address Racial Disparities In Hollywood

Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices

In the midst of Hollywood making headlines about its failure to recognize African Americans leading into this year’s annual Academy Awards, a new fi...

Rebecca Klein

Why Teachers Need To Talk About Their Own Racial Bias

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

As recent protests spur tough conversations about the racial bias of police officers, a national group of educators and policy analysts is urging teac...

Wrestling With 'Justice While Black'

John Thompson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices
John Thompson

Perhaps the best thing about Justice While Black, by Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles, is the way that it puts individual faces on the persons, disproportionately African-American males, who are systematically abused by the criminal justice system.

Black-White Wealth Gap Has Reached A 24-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business

The economy is recovering, but not the bottom line for black Americans, according to new figures from the Pew Research Center. The median wealth of...

Black Girls With Dark Skin 3 Times More Likely To Be Suspended Than Black Girls With Light Skin

The New York Times | TANZINA VEGA | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

For all the attention placed on problems that black boys face in terms of school discipline and criminal justice, there is increasing focus on the way...

Whose State of Emergency?

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 01.25.2015 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

We are in a state of emergency, a time of challenge and controversy, but not because of the protestors. That state of emergency will continue until we stand, become uncomfortable, and demand a justice system that addresses the manifestation of pain in protest, the further chipping away of respect, and the real state of emergency our country faces.

Race Matters, Even Though It Shouldn't

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

Even though a person's skin color does not have anything whatsoever to do with whether or not they are guilty of a crime, it matters. Race matters in ways that it shouldn't. And a recent Sentencing Project report about racial perceptions of criminal justice emphasizes just how much.

The Economic Recovery in Black, White, and Brown

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.

#AfterFerguson: Faith-based Organizing's Approach

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia-Ashley

While what we at Gamaliel fight on are depressing issues, right now, at least, I'm kind of giddy. It's not often that a two-time Pulitzer-winning journalist basically endorses everything we are doing.

Ferguson, Five Weeks Out and 800 Miles Away

Blair Forlaw | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Blair Forlaw

There must be tens of thousands of people like me who spent years living and working in St. Louis, but now reside somewhere else. And, like me, many probably left a piece of their hearts in St. Louis. That's why we scan the national news frequently for the latest on our old home town. This was especially true during "Ferguson."

The Roots of #Ferguson

Laura Barrett | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

The listening tools, consensus building techniques, and the discipline that organizing teaches will all be used by area pastors and leaders in the months to come. It's just too bad that all of these efforts can bring only justice and healing in the short and long term, instead of immediately.

Ferguson and the America We Need to Build

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If our commitment to equality and human dignity is to have real meaning, we cannot continue to tolerate conditions that require so many parents to teach their children how to live through a chance encounter with law enforcement.

Racially Diverse Millennials Control the Housing Market

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

Since the housing market has not completely recovered from the 2007 housing crash, it now seems fashionable to find a scapegoat -- usually the Millennials -- to explain sluggish home sales.

Toward a Fairer Admissions Process

William Lynch III | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
William Lynch III

New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. However, the current admissions process is shortchanging people of color, among others.

Who Do Americans Hate During Economic Downtimes? It's Not Who You Think

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

On top of devastating the country, wiping out many people's savings, and increasing the obscene gap between the wealthy and the rest of us, the Great Recession may have had the side effect of increasing racial tension.

Do Economic Downturns Make People Racist?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

It's no secret that when the economy takes a turn for the worse, racial minorities often take a disproportionate hit. But why? A new study may prov...

The Surprising Driver of NYC's Long Life Expectancy

James R. Knickman | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

When we take a closer look at the new research and really dig into the data--stay with me!--it appears that we are in fact right on par with the national average, and that the "two years better than average" claim doesn't really fly.

Silent Epidemic: Kidney Disease in the African-American Population

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Black Americans are three times more likely than White Americans to develop kidney disease and to require dialysis. Of great concern is that this racial disparity remains constant across all age groups. It may not make many headlines, but it needs to be brought to the attention of the public.

We Don't Need to Live in a Society Where Race Limits Any Child's Destiny

Gordon Whitman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

One of the great tragedies in America today is the mistaken belief that racial inequality is a sad but inevitable condition of our society.

Mothering Between a Rock and Prison

Zachary Norris | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Zachary Norris

Parenting is hard work, but by increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, Congress would immediately improve the lives of 15 million women, including 4.8 million working mothers.

Nursing Moms Need Our Support Every Day

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Christopher

We know that most mothers want to breastfeed their babies and that more than 75 percent start breastfeeding. But most women face barriers in hospitals where they give birth, at work when they return, at home with their families or friends, and in public.

Unprisoning Our Children

Sheila A. Bedi | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Sheila A. Bedi

What will happen 30 years from now when the litigation my colleagues and I devoted ourselves to has faded from collective memory? Despite reforms, this place remains a prison for children.

Struggling to Change What You're Given

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year's winners of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio's Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family.