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Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 
April 28, 2022
Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.   ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Ban Oil Wells in Unincorporated Areas
September 17, 2021
``L.A. County has had a long history of oil and gas development and poor land use decisions, which has resulted in oil and gas operations occurring too close to places where people live, work, play, go to school and pray,'' Mitchell said. ``Many residents may not even realize it, but tens of thousands of people in L.A. County live in close proximity to an oil well and 73% of them are people of color.'' ... read more »
Say It Loud: I’m Vaxxed, and I’m Proud!
May 27, 2021
Are you worried about the long-term side effects of the vaccine? Are you afraid that it came out too soon for scientists to fully test? Are you worried that you’re going to have to get a booster a year from now? ... read more »
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Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly
May 20, 2021
While the study takes a somewhat different approach in examining disparities in air pollution exposure by examining consumption of goods and services, “its findings once again reveal blacks and Hispanics bear a disproportionate ‘pollution burden’ or costs, while Whites experience ‘pollution advantage’ or benefits,” Dr. Bullard said.  ... read more »
Breakout comic Jason Weems talks new comedy special ‘UNKNOWN’
August 6, 2020
Jason Weems comedy special “UNKNOWN” drops August 4th. Pretty good for a dead guy! ... read more »
Report: Black COVID-19 Patients in California Hospitalized 2.7 More Times Than
June 4, 2020
Lockhart made this chilling observation while talking about the growing body of evidence that is confirming that more minorities and disadvantaged people are getting infected, being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19 than White, middle class and wealthier Americans. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Appeals Court Ruling that a Provision of Obamacare is Unconstitutional
January 3, 2020
“I am deeply disappointed by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to support the Republicans in their relentless campaign to repeal Obamacare and strip away its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  This case is further evidence that Republicans will stop at nothing to strike down Obamacare and take away health coverage from millions of Americans. ... read more »
Taste of Soul Spotlight: BREATHE California of Los Angeles County
August 15, 2019
The organization will be educating Taste of Soul Nation on the importance of lung health. ... read more »
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Senator Schumer: Trump and Barr Threaten African American Gains Under Obamacare
April 12, 2019
Schumer noted that African American gains under the health care legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, are threatened by Trump and Attorney General William Barr as the Justice Department has argued in federal court that the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down – “Not just vital insurance reforms like protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, as they had first argued last year,” Schumer said. ... read more »
NFL Legend Named Grand Marshal of AAAAI 5K
March 9, 2016
NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson was the grand marshal for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation’s (AAAAI) fourth annual Light Up the Night 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, ... read more »
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