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The Atlantic
1 month ago
Black Lives Matter

Trump's Stop-and-Frisk Agenda

Trump aims to reverse police reform progress post-George Floyd's murder. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Social justice

Opinion: 'Know why I pulled you over?' Fortunately, California police can't ask you that anymore

California police officers are now required to provide the reason for stopping motorists and pedestrians before asking any questions.
The law aims to discourage pretextual stops and reduce racial disparities in traffic and pedestrian policing. [ more ]
The Atlantic
1 month ago
Black Lives Matter

Trump's Stop-and-Frisk Agenda

Trump aims to reverse police reform progress post-George Floyd's murder. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Social justice

Opinion: 'Know why I pulled you over?' Fortunately, California police can't ask you that anymore

California police officers are now required to provide the reason for stopping motorists and pedestrians before asking any questions.
The law aims to discourage pretextual stops and reduce racial disparities in traffic and pedestrian policing. [ more ]
morepolice-reform
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Education

Opinion: School choice is not the civil rights issue of our time'

Voucher systems historically linked to resistance to school integration, with recent negative impact on academic performance, especially among Black students. [ more ]
#mental-health
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Los Angeles

If you're living with a drug or mental health problem, here's where to look for help

Fatal overdoses in the U.S. fell in 2023 but do not indicate the end of drug and mental health crises. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Black Lives Matter

Are 'deaths of despair' really more common for white Americans? A UCLA report says no

Discussion on the shift in substance abuse crisis focus from white to Black and Native Americans. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
Health

Racism a cause of poor mental health' and prevents access to support

Black people in the UK are four times more likely to be sectioned than their white counterparts.
Racism and discrimination within mental health services contribute to these disparities. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Los Angeles

If you're living with a drug or mental health problem, here's where to look for help

Fatal overdoses in the U.S. fell in 2023 but do not indicate the end of drug and mental health crises. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Black Lives Matter

Are 'deaths of despair' really more common for white Americans? A UCLA report says no

Discussion on the shift in substance abuse crisis focus from white to Black and Native Americans. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
Health

Racism a cause of poor mental health' and prevents access to support

Black people in the UK are four times more likely to be sectioned than their white counterparts.
Racism and discrimination within mental health services contribute to these disparities. [ more ]
moremental-health
#education-equity
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

How Algebra Became a Flashpoint in Schools

Algebra instruction can widen racial and economic disparities, leading to controversies over when and how it should be taught. [ more ]
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
2 months ago
Education

REPORT: North Carolina's Education System Stuck in Cycle of Racism

Racial disparities in North Carolina's school system disproportionately affect students of color, as highlighted in the 2022-23 Racial Equity Report Cards. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

How Algebra Became a Flashpoint in Schools

Algebra instruction can widen racial and economic disparities, leading to controversies over when and how it should be taught. [ more ]
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
2 months ago
Education

REPORT: North Carolina's Education System Stuck in Cycle of Racism

Racial disparities in North Carolina's school system disproportionately affect students of color, as highlighted in the 2022-23 Racial Equity Report Cards. [ more ]
moreeducation-equity
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Education

The Algebra Problem: How Middle School Math Became a National Flashpoint

Algebra education sparks debates on equity and academic opportunity. [ more ]
#higher-education
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Education

ACE report: higher ed diversifying but outcome gaps persist

Diversity among college students has increased, but significant racial disparities in educational attainment and completion rates persist. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
2 months ago
Education

Understanding disparities in financial security

Black and Latine college students face financial hardships; females more likely to experience financial insecurities. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Education

ACE report: higher ed diversifying but outcome gaps persist

Diversity among college students has increased, but significant racial disparities in educational attainment and completion rates persist. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
2 months ago
Education

Understanding disparities in financial security

Black and Latine college students face financial hardships; females more likely to experience financial insecurities. [ more ]
morehigher-education
Above the Law
2 months ago
Education

Law School Scholarships Are Measured For The First Time - The Results Are Very White

White law students disproportionately receive full-ride scholarships compared to their representation in law schools, impacting diversity. [ more ]
www.bkreader.com
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Black Families Could Face More Hurdles to Homeownership Under New Fed Bank Proposal

Homeownership rates in New York state vary significantly by county, with lower rates in areas such as Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. [ more ]
#healthcare-disparities
News Center
2 months ago
Medicine

Study Identifies Disparities in End-of-Life Care for Lung Cancer Patients - News Center

Racial and ethnic minorities with lung cancer experience higher intensity of end-of-life care compared to white patients. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Women in technology

Black menopausal women almost 5 times less likely to be on HRT than white women

Black menopausal women are significantly less likely to be on hormone replacement therapy compared to white women. [ more ]
Axios
3 months ago
Medicine

Doctors less likely to respond to Black patients' emails, study suggests

Attending physicians at a health care provider responded less to patient portal messages from Black patients compared to white patients.
There were differences in response rates based on race, with white patients receiving a higher percentage of responses from attending physicians. [ more ]
News Center
2 months ago
Medicine

Study Identifies Disparities in End-of-Life Care for Lung Cancer Patients - News Center

Racial and ethnic minorities with lung cancer experience higher intensity of end-of-life care compared to white patients. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Women in technology

Black menopausal women almost 5 times less likely to be on HRT than white women

Black menopausal women are significantly less likely to be on hormone replacement therapy compared to white women. [ more ]
Axios
3 months ago
Medicine

Doctors less likely to respond to Black patients' emails, study suggests

Attending physicians at a health care provider responded less to patient portal messages from Black patients compared to white patients.
There were differences in response rates based on race, with white patients receiving a higher percentage of responses from attending physicians. [ more ]
morehealthcare-disparities
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Mental health

Stark disparities': why black mothers are more at risk of perinatal mental illness in England

Perinatal mental illness affects new and expectant mothers, with black patients more likely to be admitted due to general higher mental illness risks. [ more ]
#healthcare-inequality
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Medicine

Black mothers twice as likely as white mothers to be hospitalised with perinatal mental illness

Black mothers have significantly higher rates of perinatal mental illness hospital admissions than white mothers, revealing racial disparities in healthcare. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Public health

Kids of color get worse health care across the board in the U.S., research finds

Children of color in the U.S. are more likely to face disparities in pediatric care than their white peers.
Children of color are less likely to receive pain management, diagnostic imaging, and timely care at the ER.
The disparities in pediatric care are present across different racial and ethnic groups, regardless of health insurance coverage. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Medicine

Black mothers twice as likely as white mothers to be hospitalised with perinatal mental illness

Black mothers have significantly higher rates of perinatal mental illness hospital admissions than white mothers, revealing racial disparities in healthcare. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Public health

Kids of color get worse health care across the board in the U.S., research finds

Children of color in the U.S. are more likely to face disparities in pediatric care than their white peers.
Children of color are less likely to receive pain management, diagnostic imaging, and timely care at the ER.
The disparities in pediatric care are present across different racial and ethnic groups, regardless of health insurance coverage. [ more ]
morehealthcare-inequality
#public-health
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Medicine

Widening Racial Disparities Underlie Rise in Child Deaths in the U.S.

Child death rates in the US are rising, with Black and Native American youths disproportionately affected by injuries like car accidents, homicides, and suicides. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Lawsuit seeks to force long-stalled ban on menthol cigarettes

Anti-smoking groups are suing to push the U.S. government to implement a ban on menthol cigarettes, disproportionately used by Black smokers and youth.
The FDA's plan to ban menthol cigarettes aims to prevent hundreds of thousands of smoking-related deaths, mostly among Black Americans. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Opinion: Black lives suffer as feds delay menthol cigarette action

Menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars are being held up for regulation by the Biden Administration despite proven harmful effects.
Prohibiting the sale of menthol cigarettes nationwide could save lives, especially those of Black individuals. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Public health

How bad is maternal mortality in the U.S.? A new study says it's been overestimated

The U.S. maternal mortality rate is lower than previously reported at 10.4 deaths per 100,000 births, not 32.9 deaths per 100,000 births.
Racial disparities persist in U.S. maternal mortality, with Black pregnant patients three times more likely to die than white patients. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
5 months ago
Health

Tuberculosis cases rise, but public health agencies say they lack the resources to keep up

Tuberculosis cases in the U.S. increased by 5% in 2022, although nationally the numbers are still lower than pre-pandemic levels.
Awareness about tuberculosis is lagging and state and local health departments lack resources for prevention and control efforts. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Health

After Police Kill Unarmed Black People, Sleep Worsens but Only for Black People

Black people in the United States are more likely than white people to report sleep deprivation.
Unequal exposure to police violence could contribute to racial sleep disparities. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Medicine

Widening Racial Disparities Underlie Rise in Child Deaths in the U.S.

Child death rates in the US are rising, with Black and Native American youths disproportionately affected by injuries like car accidents, homicides, and suicides. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Lawsuit seeks to force long-stalled ban on menthol cigarettes

Anti-smoking groups are suing to push the U.S. government to implement a ban on menthol cigarettes, disproportionately used by Black smokers and youth.
The FDA's plan to ban menthol cigarettes aims to prevent hundreds of thousands of smoking-related deaths, mostly among Black Americans. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Opinion: Black lives suffer as feds delay menthol cigarette action

Menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars are being held up for regulation by the Biden Administration despite proven harmful effects.
Prohibiting the sale of menthol cigarettes nationwide could save lives, especially those of Black individuals. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Public health

How bad is maternal mortality in the U.S.? A new study says it's been overestimated

The U.S. maternal mortality rate is lower than previously reported at 10.4 deaths per 100,000 births, not 32.9 deaths per 100,000 births.
Racial disparities persist in U.S. maternal mortality, with Black pregnant patients three times more likely to die than white patients. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
5 months ago
Health

Tuberculosis cases rise, but public health agencies say they lack the resources to keep up

Tuberculosis cases in the U.S. increased by 5% in 2022, although nationally the numbers are still lower than pre-pandemic levels.
Awareness about tuberculosis is lagging and state and local health departments lack resources for prevention and control efforts. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Health

After Police Kill Unarmed Black People, Sleep Worsens but Only for Black People

Black people in the United States are more likely than white people to report sleep deprivation.
Unequal exposure to police violence could contribute to racial sleep disparities. [ more ]
morepublic-health
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
2 months ago
Women in technology

"We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible": Navigating Three Black Women Tropes in Leadership - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Black women often face stereotypical expectations and demands in leadership roles, impacting their well-being and effectiveness. [ more ]
#covid-19-impact
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
Medicine

US maternal mortality rates fell in 2022 after 3 years of increases: CDC

Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. decreased in 2022 after multiple years of increases. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Health

The CDC says maternal mortality rates in the U.S. got better, after a pandemic spike

Maternal mortality rate in the US decreased significantly in 2022 from a spike in 2021 but remains high, especially among Black women. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Social justice

The U.S. prison population, mapped

1.23 million Americans were in state or federal prison in 2022, down from 1.57 million in 2012.
Mississippi, Montana, and Colorado saw the largest increase in incarcerated populations, while Virginia, Oregon, and California saw decreases. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
Medicine

US maternal mortality rates fell in 2022 after 3 years of increases: CDC

Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. decreased in 2022 after multiple years of increases. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Health

The CDC says maternal mortality rates in the U.S. got better, after a pandemic spike

Maternal mortality rate in the US decreased significantly in 2022 from a spike in 2021 but remains high, especially among Black women. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Social justice

The U.S. prison population, mapped

1.23 million Americans were in state or federal prison in 2022, down from 1.57 million in 2012.
Mississippi, Montana, and Colorado saw the largest increase in incarcerated populations, while Virginia, Oregon, and California saw decreases. [ more ]
morecovid-19-impact
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
2 months ago
Education

Why Black Teachers Matter - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Black students taught by Black teachers less likely to be unnecessarily placed in special education classes. [ more ]
#criminal-justice-system
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Black death row inmates suffer botched executions at twice rate of whites in US

Black prisoners face higher rates of botched executions in the U.S. criminal justice system, revealing shocking racial disparities and raising concerns about the inequities inside the death chamber. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Black Prisoners Face Higher Rate of Botched Executions, Study Finds

Botched executions of Black people disproportionately highlight racial disparities in the death penalty system. [ more ]
silive
5 months ago
Social justice

Here's how a Staten Island organization is boosting opportunities for those with criminal backgrounds

One in three Americans have a criminal record, making it difficult for them to find work and potentially leading to a life in poverty.
MindOpen Learning Strategies is working to change the way employers view individuals with criminal records and bridge the opportunity gap for them. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Black death row inmates suffer botched executions at twice rate of whites in US

Black prisoners face higher rates of botched executions in the U.S. criminal justice system, revealing shocking racial disparities and raising concerns about the inequities inside the death chamber. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Black Prisoners Face Higher Rate of Botched Executions, Study Finds

Botched executions of Black people disproportionately highlight racial disparities in the death penalty system. [ more ]
silive
5 months ago
Social justice

Here's how a Staten Island organization is boosting opportunities for those with criminal backgrounds

One in three Americans have a criminal record, making it difficult for them to find work and potentially leading to a life in poverty.
MindOpen Learning Strategies is working to change the way employers view individuals with criminal records and bridge the opportunity gap for them. [ more ]
morecriminal-justice-system
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

States botched more executions of Black prisoners. Experts think they know why

Racial disparities exist in botched lethal injections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Former St Louis undercover officer gets $23m after beating by police colleagues

Missouri judge awarded $23m to former officer beaten by colleagues at protest. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Education

A student sent a swastika to a Jewish California lawmaker's daughter. The response led to his new bill

Proposed bill allows suspension/expulsion for cyberbullying outside school; ACLU opposes for potential disproportionate impact on students of color. [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
3 months ago
Mental health

The Other Maternal Health Crisis: Black Birthing People's Mental Health and Wellbeing - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Black women face disproportionately high maternal mortality rates in the US due to systemic issues. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Doctor Is Fired After Maternal and Infant Deaths at a Brooklyn Hospital

Negligence by medical staff led to infant death during childbirth.
Hospital faced major concerns and jeopardy declaration by state health officials. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

What Researchers Discovered When They Sent 80,000 Fake Resumes to U.S. Jobs

Employers contacted presumed white applicants 9.5% more than presumed Black applicants on average.
Firms in industries like retail and car dealers were responsible for significant discrepancies in callbacks to white and Black applicants. [ more ]
USA TODAY
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Is AI racially biased? Study finds chatbots treat Black-sounding names differently

Chatbots show significant bias based on names associated with race and gender.
AI chatbots display biases in various scenarios, disadvantaging Black people and women in most cases. [ more ]
#redlining
www.housingwire.com
3 months ago
Data science

Opinion: To redress racial bias in mortgage underwriting, scrap the credit score

The U.S. mortgage industry faces racial disparities in mortgage approval rates, reminiscent of historical redlining practices.
Redlining's impact extends beyond housing into broader societal issues such as air pollution and health disparities. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Social justice

Rural America Is in the Midst of an Eviction Crisis

Black rural Americans impacted by redlining and discrimination in lending.
Southern Black rural counties experience higher eviction filing rates than white counterparts. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
3 months ago
Data science

Opinion: To redress racial bias in mortgage underwriting, scrap the credit score

The U.S. mortgage industry faces racial disparities in mortgage approval rates, reminiscent of historical redlining practices.
Redlining's impact extends beyond housing into broader societal issues such as air pollution and health disparities. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Social justice

Rural America Is in the Midst of an Eviction Crisis

Black rural Americans impacted by redlining and discrimination in lending.
Southern Black rural counties experience higher eviction filing rates than white counterparts. [ more ]
moreredlining
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
3 months ago
Education

Students of color more likely to consider stopping out

Black and Hispanic students more likely than white peers to consider leaving college due to stress.
Emotional stress, personal mental health concerns, and expenses were top reasons for students considering dropping out. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Chicago

Nearly 130,000 children exposed to lead-tainted drinking water in Chicago

Lead exposure is widespread in Chicago, disproportionately affecting Black and Latino residents.
AI analysis shows 19% of Chicago children using unfiltered tap water are at risk for lead exposure. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Education

Opinion | No, the SAT Isn't Racist

Ivy League schools reinstating standardized testing for admissions.
Historical shifts in stance on standardized testing in academia. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Public health

Maternal death rates may be sharply overstated: study

Inclusion of checkbox on death certificates led to misclassified maternal deaths
Maternal deaths stable, CDC recorded rates increased with disparities for Non-Hispanic Black women [ more ]
#education
New York Post
4 months ago
Education

Controversial '1619 Project' author Nikole Hannah-Jones lectures city public school kids about 'antiracism'

Students of color face disproportionate punishment at school.
Nikole Hannah-Jones emphasizes the impact of racism in education. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Education

With chronic absenteeism soaring, educrats still tell students school isn't that important

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cancelled class for no reason, leaving thousands of students without school.
The decision to close schools disproportionately affected black and Hispanic students, many of whom are considered 'at risk' according to government criteria. [ more ]
BKReader
4 weeks ago
Brooklyn

Specialized High School Offers to Black, Latino Students Post Slight Uptick

Racial disparities persist in offers to specialized high schools despite slight increases for Black and Latino students. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Education

Controversial '1619 Project' author Nikole Hannah-Jones lectures city public school kids about 'antiracism'

Students of color face disproportionate punishment at school.
Nikole Hannah-Jones emphasizes the impact of racism in education. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Education

With chronic absenteeism soaring, educrats still tell students school isn't that important

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cancelled class for no reason, leaving thousands of students without school.
The decision to close schools disproportionately affected black and Hispanic students, many of whom are considered 'at risk' according to government criteria. [ more ]
BKReader
4 weeks ago
Brooklyn

Specialized High School Offers to Black, Latino Students Post Slight Uptick

Racial disparities persist in offers to specialized high schools despite slight increases for Black and Latino students. [ more ]
moreeducation
Truthout
4 months ago
Health

Report: 70% of Health Workers in Black Communities Witnessed Discrimination

Discrimination against Black patients in healthcare facilities is a serious problem affecting care delivery.
Nearly half of health care workers witness racial disparities against patients. [ more ]
Route Fifty
4 months ago
Social justice

Philly mayor might consider these lessons from NYC before expanding stop-and-frisk

Expansion of stop-and-frisk policies in Philadelphia debated post police killing.
Historical tough-on-crime approaches may not effectively reduce crime, according to data. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
4 months ago
Austin

Austin Justice Coalition slams city in State of Black Austin Address - Austin Monitor

The Austin Justice Coalition highlights lack of progress in improving quality of life for Black residents since 2008 report.
AJC calls for city to elect more Black leaders and implement outstanding initiatives, starting with completion of the George Washington Carver Museum expansion. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
4 months ago
Social justice

The gap between Black and white homeownership has grown to its widest in a decade, study says

The homeownership gap between Black Americans and other racial groups has widened over the past decade.
While homeownership rates have risen overall, Black Americans still face significant challenges in achieving homeownership. [ more ]
#homeownership
Axios
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Latinos, Asian Americans see biggest homeownership gains

Homeownership rates for Hispanic, Black, and Asian Americans grew despite high interest rates.
White Americans still have the highest ownership rates, but Asians and Hispanics had the largest gains. [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Social justice

Grassroots Groups Are Doing Small-Scale Reparations in Absence of Federal Action

Tanya Roberts, a descendant of enslaved people, is working towards homeownership through the PDX Housing Solidarity Project, which aims to address racial disparities in homeownership.
Roberts initially had reservations about trusting white people to help her, but has developed more trust through her work with the Project. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Latinos, Asian Americans see biggest homeownership gains

Homeownership rates for Hispanic, Black, and Asian Americans grew despite high interest rates.
White Americans still have the highest ownership rates, but Asians and Hispanics had the largest gains. [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Social justice

Grassroots Groups Are Doing Small-Scale Reparations in Absence of Federal Action

Tanya Roberts, a descendant of enslaved people, is working towards homeownership through the PDX Housing Solidarity Project, which aims to address racial disparities in homeownership.
Roberts initially had reservations about trusting white people to help her, but has developed more trust through her work with the Project. [ more ]
morehomeownership
Truthout
5 months ago
Left-wing politics

1 US Worker Dies on the Job Every 96 Minutes, Latest Data Shows

Workplace deaths in the U.S. spiked to a 10-year high with a 5.7% increase in 2022.
Two key factors influencing the rise in workplace fatalities are collapsing regulatory oversight and the decline of worker power in the U.S. [ more ]
#mass-incarceration
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
5 months ago
Social justice

The State of Prison Reform: A Conversation with Nazgol Ghandnoosh - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

The United States has seen a 24 percent decrease in its prison population since 2009.
One in five Black men born in 2021 is likely to be incarcerated in his lifetime. [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
6 months ago
Social justice

Disproportionate Imprisonment: How to Remedy Mass Incarceration - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

The US prison population remains significantly larger than it was 50 years ago
People of color, particularly Black Americans, continue to be disproportionately represented in prisons [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
5 months ago
Social justice

The State of Prison Reform: A Conversation with Nazgol Ghandnoosh - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

The United States has seen a 24 percent decrease in its prison population since 2009.
One in five Black men born in 2021 is likely to be incarcerated in his lifetime. [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
6 months ago
Social justice

Disproportionate Imprisonment: How to Remedy Mass Incarceration - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

The US prison population remains significantly larger than it was 50 years ago
People of color, particularly Black Americans, continue to be disproportionately represented in prisons [ more ]
moremass-incarceration
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Disproportionate arrest levels for Black and Latino populations in suburban L.A. County

Black and Latino populations in three northeast cities in Los Angeles County were disproportionately arrested by suburban police departments.
Lack of public information on police conduct and arrests in small cities and suburban areas contributes to less scrutiny on these departments. [ more ]
Sun Sentinel
5 months ago
US politics

'This so-called war': In Florida's deepening teen gun violence crisis, the kids who are forgotten are those who need help most

Gun violence among teens continues to rise during the pandemic.
Addressing the gun violence crisis requires more than just gun control, but also addressing the trauma and providing support within communities. [ more ]
Streetsblog
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Jay Pitter On 'Being Black In Public' - And Its Implications For Sustainable Transport Policy - Streetsblog USA

Black North Americans face disproportionate barriers to public spaces
The 'Being Black in Public' survey aims to bring the conversation about racial disparities in public spaces to the forefront [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

HIV still plagues Black Americans at alarming rates. Could AI be the key to more equitable care?

Job discrimination and structural stressors contribute to higher risk behavior for HIV in non-white communities.
New technologies and innovations offer solutions to bridge disparities in HIV incidences and increase uptake in preventative measures. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Social justice

The effect of police violence on Black Americans' health is documented in two new studies

Two new studies link police violence to sleep disturbances and racial gap in injuries involving Tasers.
Researchers found a pattern of sleep disturbances in Black people following police-involved killings, but not among white people. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Social justice

DoJ moves to address disparities in state crime victim funds

The Justice Department proposed changes to state-run programs that provide financial assistance to violent crime victims to address racial disparities and curb subjective denials.
The changes would bar states from considering a victim's criminal history and eliminate subjective reasons for denials. [ more ]
#infant-mortality
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Public health

Statistics show the U.S. health care system is failing Black babies and their families. A new Oakland clinic wants to change that.

Black families face unique challenges in the healthcare system, which can lead to anxiety and stress.
The BLOOM: Black Baby Equity Clinic, staffed by healthcare workers who share the racial identities of the families they serve, aims to address the racial disparities in infant mortality. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
3 weeks ago
Medicine

Johns Hopkins Study Finds That Infant Mortality Rose in Texas After Abortion Ban

Higher infant mortality rates in states with abortion restrictions, like Texas, were found, increasing 8% with a ban in 2021. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Public health

Statistics show the U.S. health care system is failing Black babies and their families. A new Oakland clinic wants to change that.

Black families face unique challenges in the healthcare system, which can lead to anxiety and stress.
The BLOOM: Black Baby Equity Clinic, staffed by healthcare workers who share the racial identities of the families they serve, aims to address the racial disparities in infant mortality. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
3 weeks ago
Medicine

Johns Hopkins Study Finds That Infant Mortality Rose in Texas After Abortion Ban

Higher infant mortality rates in states with abortion restrictions, like Texas, were found, increasing 8% with a ban in 2021. [ more ]
moreinfant-mortality
Truthout
5 months ago
Medicine

States With Abortion Bans Also Have High Rates of Premature Births

The rate of preterm births in the U.S. has increased by nearly 12% from 2014 to 2022.
Racial and age disparities in preterm births have become more pronounced, with Black mothers more likely to give birth prematurely. [ more ]
#new-york-city
USA TODAY
5 months ago
Social justice

New York City police have to track the race of people they stop. Will others follow suit?

New York City has mandated that police officers track the race of people they stop for questioning, in an effort to curtail racial disparities in policing.
The City Council passed the How Many Stops Act, requiring officers to report details of low-level investigative encounters, in an effort to provide a clearer picture of police work and address underreported racial profiling.
The new law could inspire other local governments to implement similar changes and data collection measures to diminish racial disparities in policing. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

Investigators Find Hospital Error Caused Mother's Death in Brooklyn

A lapse by a surgical team at a hospital in Brooklyn resulted in the death of a 30-year-old mother who gave birth by cesarean section.
This is the second known instance in recent years in which doctors have been blamed for a maternal death at Woodhull Medical Center. [ more ]
USA TODAY
5 months ago
Social justice

New York City police have to track the race of people they stop. Will others follow suit?

New York City has mandated that police officers track the race of people they stop for questioning, in an effort to curtail racial disparities in policing.
The City Council passed the How Many Stops Act, requiring officers to report details of low-level investigative encounters, in an effort to provide a clearer picture of police work and address underreported racial profiling.
The new law could inspire other local governments to implement similar changes and data collection measures to diminish racial disparities in policing. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

Investigators Find Hospital Error Caused Mother's Death in Brooklyn

A lapse by a surgical team at a hospital in Brooklyn resulted in the death of a 30-year-old mother who gave birth by cesarean section.
This is the second known instance in recent years in which doctors have been blamed for a maternal death at Woodhull Medical Center. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Social justice

People of color make up nearly a third of eligible US voters but cast only 22% of ballots, analysis says

People of color are underrepresented in the US electorate relative to their population size.
The gap in voter turnout between people of color and white people is widening, and voter suppression efforts play a role. [ more ]
#marijuana-legalization
New York Post
5 months ago
New York City

Gillibrand, Nadler call on AG Garland, DEA to scrap federal laws targeting weed

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the federal prohibition on marijuana to be eased.
Gillibrand plans to send a letter to the Department of Justice and the DEA urging them to legalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana convictions. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

Some say Maryland's mass marijuana pardons don't go far enough

Maryland Governor Wes Moore is pardoning 175,000 people with low-level marijuana convictions, underlining the importance of second chances and addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
New York City

Gillibrand, Nadler call on AG Garland, DEA to scrap federal laws targeting weed

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the federal prohibition on marijuana to be eased.
Gillibrand plans to send a letter to the Department of Justice and the DEA urging them to legalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana convictions. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

Some say Maryland's mass marijuana pardons don't go far enough

Maryland Governor Wes Moore is pardoning 175,000 people with low-level marijuana convictions, underlining the importance of second chances and addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system. [ more ]
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News
5 months ago
Public health

Investigating links between air pollution, stillbirth, race, and income

Examination of the association between PM2.5 exposure and stillbirth risk
Use of granular-level data for research on air pollution and stillbirth risk [ more ]
#health-insurance
Axios
6 months ago
Public health

Health insurance premiums are eating into workers' wages

Families with workplace health insurance may have missed out on $125,000 in earnings over the past three decades due to rising premiums.
Rising health insurance costs are affecting workers' wages, particularly low-income employees and people of color. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Research Finds Significant Racial Disparities in Medicaid Re-enrollment

Black and Hispanic Americans twice as likely to lose Medicaid due to renewal form issues post-ending continuous enrollment policy. [ more ]
Axios
6 months ago
Public health

Health insurance premiums are eating into workers' wages

Families with workplace health insurance may have missed out on $125,000 in earnings over the past three decades due to rising premiums.
Rising health insurance costs are affecting workers' wages, particularly low-income employees and people of color. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Research Finds Significant Racial Disparities in Medicaid Re-enrollment

Black and Hispanic Americans twice as likely to lose Medicaid due to renewal form issues post-ending continuous enrollment policy. [ more ]
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Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston

Wu calls critics of 'electeds of color' party 'fearmongers'

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu defends hosting a holiday party for elected officials of color.
Wu criticizes the idea that talking about racial disparities is divisive. [ more ]
Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston

Another Walgreens closes in Roxbury, raising concerns of 'pharmacy deserts'

Three Walgreens locations in predominantly Black and brown neighborhoods in Boston closed within a week in 2022.
Residents protested the closures, citing limited access to pharmacies and life-saving medication.
Walgreens stated that they consider local market dynamics and changes in buying habits when choosing to close a store. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Social justice

Op-ed: Chicago leaders turn away from who is doing the killing

Black people in Chicago have been disproportionately affected by homicide for decades.
The high death rate of Black people in Chicago is not being adequately addressed by elected officials. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Social justice

Walters: Would state spend extra billions to improve children's wellbeing?

California is lagging behind other states in terms of child wellbeing indicators despite its high tax burden and progressive leanings.
Children Now's report highlights the racial and economic disparities in the state's treatment of children, with C-minus or lower grades in nearly half the evaluated categories. [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
7 months ago
Social justice

'Dying to stay here': The plight of Black people in Silicon Valley - San Jose Spotlight

A local economist in Santa Clara County is launching a video and podcast project to bring attention to the disparities faced by African Americans in the region.
The project highlights employment disparities, including the trend of African Americans being the last to reach full employment and the first to be laid off during recessions. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Public health

Being Black and Pregnant in the Deep South Can Be a Dangerous Combination

Black women and their infants face higher health risks during pregnancy and childbirth.
Black infant and maternal deaths in South Carolina are troubling. [ more ]
www.npr.org
7 months ago
Public health

Black Americans expect to face racism in the doctor's office, survey finds

People of color who have a doctor who looks like them report more satisfaction with their health care.
Black, Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian and Alaska native adults were more likely to report negative interactions during health care visits. [ more ]
#racial disparities
BBC News
7 months ago
London

More work needed to tackle 'shocking' racial pregnancy outcomes - report

More research is needed to address the higher death rates during labor among black and Asian women due to racial disparities in pre-pregnancy health.
Black and Asian women in the study reported feeling unheard and dismissed by medical professionals, highlighting the need for improved care and communication.
Personalized maternity care is part of the government's plans to address these issues. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
New York City

On a Single Day, Two Men Are Cleared in Decades-Old Manhattan Murders

Two men convicted of unrelated murders in New York City have been exonerated after decades in prison.
The exonerations highlight ongoing issues of wrongful convictions and police corruption.
Since 1989, at least 115 murder convictions in New York City have been overturned. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
Social justice

Elderly South Asian people more likely to live in poor health, poverty and housing'

Older people from Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds in the UK are more than twice as likely to be living in poverty compared to their white counterparts.
Ethnic inequalities in aging are a result of disadvantages in education, work, and housing across their lives.
The number of older people from minority ethnic backgrounds facing poverty and poor health is expected to increase in the coming years. [ more ]
Axios
8 months ago
Health

Cancer deaths among kids have fallen sharply

Rates of cancer deaths among children and teens have decreased significantly over the past decade, mainly due to advancements in childhood leukemia treatments.
While overall cancer survival rates have improved, there are concerning racial and ethnic disparities, with stagnating survival rates among Black and Hispanic children compared to falling rates among white children. [ more ]
www.npr.org
8 months ago
Medicine

Lung cancer survival rates rise, but low screening rates leave many people at risk

Survival rates for lung cancer are improving, especially among historically marginalized communities of color.
The five-year lung cancer survival rate increased by 22% between 2015 and 2019 across all racial and ethnic groups.
There are still disparities in survival rates, with people of color having lower rates compared to white Americans. [ more ]
BBC News
7 months ago
London

More work needed to tackle 'shocking' racial pregnancy outcomes - report

More research is needed to address the higher death rates during labor among black and Asian women due to racial disparities in pre-pregnancy health.
Black and Asian women in the study reported feeling unheard and dismissed by medical professionals, highlighting the need for improved care and communication.
Personalized maternity care is part of the government's plans to address these issues. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
New York City

On a Single Day, Two Men Are Cleared in Decades-Old Manhattan Murders

Two men convicted of unrelated murders in New York City have been exonerated after decades in prison.
The exonerations highlight ongoing issues of wrongful convictions and police corruption.
Since 1989, at least 115 murder convictions in New York City have been overturned. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
Social justice

Elderly South Asian people more likely to live in poor health, poverty and housing'

Older people from Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds in the UK are more than twice as likely to be living in poverty compared to their white counterparts.
Ethnic inequalities in aging are a result of disadvantages in education, work, and housing across their lives.
The number of older people from minority ethnic backgrounds facing poverty and poor health is expected to increase in the coming years. [ more ]
Axios
8 months ago
Health

Cancer deaths among kids have fallen sharply

Rates of cancer deaths among children and teens have decreased significantly over the past decade, mainly due to advancements in childhood leukemia treatments.
While overall cancer survival rates have improved, there are concerning racial and ethnic disparities, with stagnating survival rates among Black and Hispanic children compared to falling rates among white children. [ more ]
www.npr.org
8 months ago
Medicine

Lung cancer survival rates rise, but low screening rates leave many people at risk

Survival rates for lung cancer are improving, especially among historically marginalized communities of color.
The five-year lung cancer survival rate increased by 22% between 2015 and 2019 across all racial and ethnic groups.
There are still disparities in survival rates, with people of color having lower rates compared to white Americans. [ more ]
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HuffPost
7 months ago
Women in technology

Black Women Hired Onto Whiter Teams Are More Likely To Get Flagged As 'Low Performers'

Black women who are hired onto predominantly white teams are more likely to experience negative job outcomes such as being labeled as "low performers," lower promotion rates, and higher turnover.
Black women are the only demographic group that faces significantly worse promotion and retention outcomes when placed on whiter teams compared to Asian, Latinx, and white individuals.
The number of white co-workers on a team directly impacts the experiences and opportunities of Black women in the workplace. [ more ]
BKReader
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Children From Low Income Families Still Suffering From Pandemic Economic Disparity, Report Says

The social and economic disparities for city children in New York have worsened since the pandemic, despite overall economic improvement. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

People With Criminal Records React to Trump Verdict: Now You Understand'

Democratic leaders using Trump's criminality to demonstrate his unsuitability for office while highlighting issues in legal system. [ more ]
Truthout
1 month ago
Medicine

US Postpartum Mortality Rate 395 Percent Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries

The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths among high-income nations, with a significant portion being preventable. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Seniors in Baltimore Are Being Devastated by Drugs: 5 Takeaways

Black men in Baltimore, aged mid-50s to early 70s, face a disproportionately high rate of fatal drug overdoses, highlighting a little-recognized lost generation. [ more ]
#law-enforcement
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
London

Police more than six times more likely to strip-search black children

Black children are over six times more likely than white children to be strip-searched by police, with significant racial disparities in England and Wales. [ more ]
Planetizen
2 weeks ago
NYC politics

NYC Officials Split on Jaywalking Decriminalization

New York City officials oppose decriminalizing jaywalking despite racial disparities in ticketing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
London

Police more than six times more likely to strip-search black children

Black children are over six times more likely than white children to be strip-searched by police, with significant racial disparities in England and Wales. [ more ]
Planetizen
2 weeks ago
NYC politics

NYC Officials Split on Jaywalking Decriminalization

New York City officials oppose decriminalizing jaywalking despite racial disparities in ticketing. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
13 hours ago
London

Black homelessness in London has surged in past year, figures indicate

Homelessness among Black people in London has surged, with overrepresentation in service users at New Horizon Youth Centre. [ more ]
#landlord-responsibilities
Brooklyn Eagle
2 days ago
Brooklyn

Restler will propose bill requiring landlords to provide air conditioning

Landlords may be required to provide air conditioning for tenants to combat heat-related illnesses and disparities in heat stress deaths. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago
Digital life

New York City Tenants Are Entitled to Heat. What About Air-Conditioning?

City councilman proposes bill for landlords to provide air-conditioning units to tenants during summer, with fines for noncompliance. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 days ago
Brooklyn

Restler will propose bill requiring landlords to provide air conditioning

Landlords may be required to provide air conditioning for tenants to combat heat-related illnesses and disparities in heat stress deaths. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago
Digital life

New York City Tenants Are Entitled to Heat. What About Air-Conditioning?

City councilman proposes bill for landlords to provide air-conditioning units to tenants during summer, with fines for noncompliance. [ more ]
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City Limits
1 week ago
LA real estate

Cuales fueron las areas con mayor y menor numero de viviendas asequibles de Nueva York?

The South Bronx faces a housing crisis and cannot address affordable housing alone; equitable distribution across all NYC districts is needed. [ more ]
Kqed
3 weeks ago
California

Californians Will Vote on Whether to End Forced Prison Labor This November | KQED

The task force defined reparations not only as compensation for past discriminatory policies, but also efforts to end ongoing practices that disproportionately harm Black residents. [ more ]
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
3 weeks ago
Black Lives Matter

How We Can Close the Black-White Employment Gap - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Now is an ideal time for a bold job creation initiative with historically low unemployment rates, despite millions still needing jobs. [ more ]
Cbsnews
4 weeks ago
Medicine

Gun injuries in 2023 still at higher rates than before pandemic across most states, CDC reports

Gun injuries rates remained elevated post-COVID for the fourth consecutive year, especially among certain racial groups and in areas with housing issues and income inequality. [ more ]
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