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African-Americans Are No Strangers to Health Disparities
The CDC says that infant mortality, obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease top the list....


Breast Cancer Studies Take Aim at Racial Disparities
Researchers want to better understand why Black women are more likely to die from this disease....


Say What? Fried Chicken Causes Racial Health Disparities and Poverty?
Republican politician Vickie Marble of Colorado blames Blacks’ status in the U.S. on poor diets....


How The Wire Can Improve Black Health
Public health officials are using the iconic television show to lessen racial health disparities....


California Lawmakers Probe Racial Health Disparities
California state legislators have convened public hearings to examine the disparities in health and...


Chicago's Health Disparities Are Based on Location, Not Income
Study finds that racial segregation may be the key to Chicago’s health crisis....


Why Is Colon Cancer Deadlier in Blacks?
Genetics may play a role in our mortality rates....


Health Hero: GirlTrek Walks for Health and Sisterhood
GirlTrek brings Black women together to heal emotionally and physically....


Billboards in Brooklyn Break Down Racial Disparities
A series of ads at Brooklyn bus stops aims to break down and highlight racial disparities about sto...


American Money: The Economic Origins of Racism
With bold investments in infrastructure, education, health care, public sector jobs, and anti-discr...


Racial Battle Fatigue Is Literally Making Black Americans Sick
New research suggests that the impact of racial discrimination on African-Americans is similar to t...


Planned Parenthood: Blight or Blessing of the Black Community?
When a sensitive topic like abortion comes into play, the facts can get often get lost. So what’s t...


Black, Poor Living Dramatically Shorter Lives Than Others
Posted March 24, 2008 – Living poor is increasingly more deadly than living affluently, according t...


Young Blacks More Likely to Be Arrested for Non-Violent Crimes
New interactive map shows where this legal injustice happens most....


African-Americans More Likely to Be Readmitted to Hospital
Older African-Americans are more likely than their white counterparts to be readmitted to the hospi...


Urban League: Health, jobs legislation fall short
Urban League: Health | jobs legislation fall short...


North Carolina Senate Rewrites Racial Justice Act
Just two years after passing the Racial Justice Act, which allows death-row inmates to use statisti...


Commentary: Black America With and Without Health-Care Reform
Based on the results of a National Health Interview Survey, experts have ascertained that more than...


Members of Congress Tell Obama Health Care 'Coverage Is Not Enough'
Minority lawmakers want President Obama to take in to account the gap in quality health care availa...


News| Wellness Journey | Blacks Often Don’t Trust Health Care System
Posted April 25, 2006 – A new study confirms what many African Americans believed all along – that ...

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