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Climate Change is a Public Health Crises: Blacks Mostly Absent From The Conversation
September 20, 2018
Hundreds of people protested and disrupted this gathering of environmentalist, policymakers and business executives because - wait for it – the Governor hasn't done enough to decarbonize California and reduce fossil fuel energy use. This, despite his recent signing of Senate Bill 100, which declared California only use clean, renewable energy by the year 2045. ... read more »
Nation Faced with Rising Suicides Among Young and Old
September 14, 2018
Mayosi was a world class cardiologist who focused his research on bettering the lives of Africans. In 2014, he presented the first data set tracking rheumatic heart disease in Africa, the most common cause of heart disease among schoolchildren in Africa. ... read more »
WATCH: The United Nations Mourns Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan
August 22, 2018
The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, on Saturday 18 August 2018. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old. ... read more / watch video »
Major AIDS Conference Aims to ‘Build Bridges’ Where Epidemic Still Surges
July 26, 2018
The International Conference on AIDS - the largest conference on any global health issue in the world – opens this week under the title “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.”  ... read more »
Experimental Drug Gets Green Light for New Ebola Outbreak
May 15, 2018
So far, 393 people have been identified as part of the "ring" around people who are known or suspected to have been infected in the Congo. ... read more »
Feud Erupts Over Ethiopian in Race for Top Post at World Health Body
May 10, 2017
Minister Dr. Tedros also received support from the African Union’s Executive Council. ... read more »
Michigan Governor Denies Racism in Flint Water Crisis
January 27, 2016
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is refuting claims that the water crisis in Flint, where residents have been exposed to toxic levels of lead and ten have died due to a contaminated water supply, is a case of environmental racism. But civil rights activists, politicians and residents of the city have summed up the events leading up to the crisis as well as the state government’s slow response to just that. More than half of Flint’s residents are black and the most recent statistics show that the average per capita income there is little more than $23,000. ... read more »
Graduate student’s short film on female circumcision set to premiere in February
January 27, 2016
The controversy over female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, has long been met with cringe-worthy cries of human rights violations, moral degradation and abuse. But there’s another side to the controversial topic, one that burgeoning filmmaker and LMU graduate student Solomon Onita, Jr. chose to illuminate in his short film ‘Joy,’ which will premiere on HBO, HBO GO and Cinemax in February. ... read more »
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