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A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

by Von Diaz on December 31 2013, 12:11PM

After another challenging year for reproductive rights, many states are looking at fresh battles in 2014.

Topics: Health, War on Women

Vitamin D Deficiency Often Misdiagnosed Among Black People

Vitamin D Deficiency Often Misdiagnosed Among Black People

by Von Diaz on November 21 2013, 3:04PM

A new study suggests differences in blood types among black and white people may be responsible.

Topics: Health, /NOW

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

by Imara Jones on November 19 2013, 7:00AM

While media focus on what the White House is losing, we have to remember that gaffes in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act make it that much harder for poor people of color to get adequate healthcare.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy, Health

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

by Julianne Hing on November 14 2013, 9:00AM

Sharline Chiang chips away at the stigma around Asian Americans and mental illness.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

by Brentin Mock on October 21 2013, 1:47PM

President Obama is aware of the struggles people are having with the website for the new affordable healthcare law.

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a 'Hood Budget

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a ‘Hood Budget

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 11:45AM

You can eat well without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:40PM

If you tried to shop online today during the rollout of Obamacare’s website, you may have had problems. Here’s why.

Topics: Economy, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics, Shutdown

Got Questions About Obamacare? Watch This Video

Got Questions About Obamacare? Watch This Video

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 1:09PM

Thanks, Planned Parenthood.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Obamacare

What Obamacare's Onset Means for Racial Justice

What Obamacare’s Onset Means for Racial Justice

by Imara Jones on September 18 2013, 8:27AM

The law’s historic expansion of healthcare will begin on Oct. 1, but the working poor in half the nation will be left out.

Topics: Economic Justice, Health, Obamacare

Santa Barbara Yoga Studio Hosts 'Ghetto Fabulous' Class

Santa Barbara Yoga Studio Hosts ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ Class

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 9:24AM

Here’s photographic evidence.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Cycling for Change

Cycling for Change

by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 7:00AM

With branches in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Oakland, the bike collective Red, Black and Green is making cycling cool for black folks.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Asian-American Mayor's Blood Donation Rejected Because He's Gay

Asian-American Mayor’s Blood Donation Rejected Because He’s Gay

by Jamilah King on August 9 2013, 11:23AM

Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has effectively banned gay men from donating blood on the basis of increased risk of HIV.

Topics: Health, /NOW

A New Plan Emerges to Restore Yoga To Its South Asian Roots

A New Plan Emerges to Restore Yoga To Its South Asian Roots

by Jamilah King on August 7 2013, 12:29PM

A new initiative called South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga in America is underway.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2013, 1:45PM

The chances for survival after an AIDS diagnosis were lower for Native Americans than any other racial group.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive Rights

Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive Rights

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2013, 11:15AM

“You’re disadvantaging young people, African-Americans, the poor… that’s the policy of the Obama administration?”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, /NOW

The Missionary Movement to 'Save' Black Babies

The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies

by Akiba Solomon on May 2 2013, 7:40AM

Akiba Solomon looks inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

Ad Featuring Undocumented Immigrants Asks Whether They Deserve Healthcare Too

Ad Featuring Undocumented Immigrants Asks Whether They Deserve Healthcare Too

by Jorge Rivas on April 30 2013, 11:55AM

The state is launching its insurance exchange program that will make health care more affordable for residents once Obamacare kicks in but it’s planning but it’s planning on leaving undocumented immigrants out.

Topics: Health, /NOW

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate's Path to Citizenship

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate’s Path to Citizenship

by on April 18 2013, 11:57AM

That’s a long wait for a disproportionately poor population—that will continue paying taxes for benefits they can’t access.

Topics: Health, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW, Obamacare

Study: Undocumented Latinos Get Into HIV Treatment Dangerously Late

Study: Undocumented Latinos Get Into HIV Treatment Dangerously Late

by Jorge Rivas on April 1 2013, 3:18PM

Undocumented Latinos and black Americans both arrive in care later than others. But undocumented Latinos are still likely to do well in treatment once there.

Topics: Health, /NOW