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2021 State of Black America, “The New Normal; Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive” Highlights the Urgency of Repairing Structural Flaws Unmasked by the Coronavirus Epidemic
July 22, 2021
Ending the "Three Pandemics" of racial inequity in health care, economics and public safety requires innovation, deliberation ... read more »
Migraine is a Health Disparity for People of Color Act Now to Support a Congressional Resolution on Health Equity
June 10, 2021
Research confirms inequities and an ongoing lack of quality research on BIPOC with migraine means there is still much that is unknown or poorly understood. ... read more »
Experts Say It’s Rare that a ‘Jury of your Peers’ Applies to African Americans
June 3, 2021
“When a juror is unable to relate to a person accused of a crime, the defendant is more likely to face stiffer penalties, up to and including life in prison,” said Charlotte, N.C.-based Attorney Darlene Harris, who after trying a recent murder trial, spoke to a White male juror who shared that a lot of the jurors could not understand the African American defendant. ... 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 »
‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’
November 19, 2020
In Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, 95 percent of Black male voters and 96 percent of Black women chose him, NBC News reported. Four years later, Black women’s support remained at 96 percent for Obama’s 2012 re-election, while Black men slid to 87 percent. In 2016, when the nominee was Hillary Clinton, Black men dropped further to 82 percent while Black women’s support for Clinton remained high at 94 percent. Biden came close to matching that this year, garnering the support of 91 percent of Black women. But 12 percent of Black men voted for Trump, according to exit polls. ... read more »
Nick Cannon apologizes to Jewish community for hurtful words
July 15, 2020
“First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin,” Cannon said on his Twitter account. “They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.” ... read more »
Report: Blacks Seven-Times More Likely than Whites to Be Wrongfully Convicted of Murder
July 18, 2019
“From their very first interaction with the police, to being arrested, booked, charged, convicted, and sentenced, Black people are discriminated against and disproportionately criminalized at every stage of the criminal justice system,” according to the Innocence Project report, #BlackBehindBars: Sparking a conversation on the Black wrongful conviction experience in the U.S. ... read more »
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Basking in the Sun? Prolonged Exposure Increases Chance of Skin Cancer
June 20, 2019
African Americans are at risk and should take steps to protect skin ... read more »
Federal Regulator Ready to Reform CRA But Won’t Say If Discrimination Exists
June 28, 2018
According to the report, Black consumers are the only racial/ethnic group that has made no appreciable progress in homeownership over the past 30 years. ... read more »
LAHSA Commission Holds First Meeting of Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness
April 19, 2018
According to the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County are Black... ... read more »
President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Hurts Blacks
March 15, 2018
If you want to know how a president feels about your community, then all you need to do is look at his or her budget, because it reflects their values—both what they value and what they don’t. ... read more »
Civil rights leaders, clergy support federal rules to crackdown on payday lending
October 19, 2017
Advocates must also remain watchful for any congressional actions that may be taken to preempt or undermine consumer protections. ... read more »
New Study: Black Homeownership Falls to 42.2 percent
July 20, 2017
New Harvard study finds steep declines in Black homeownership in major cities ... read more »
Pfizer, NNPA Partner to Spread Awareness about Sickle Cell Disease
July 20, 2017
Dr. Kevin Williams talks about Sickle Cell Disease in the Black community ... read more »
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