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Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn't Make It OK to Discriminate

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn’t Make It OK to Discriminate

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 5:14PM

“Both science and law must inform our approach,” the federal government says.

Topics: Health, /NOW

The Real Poison Pill for Obamacare

The Real Poison Pill for Obamacare

by Kai Wright on November 17 2014, 8:26AM

Congressional Republicans vow to undo it. The Supreme Court may gut it. But biggest threat to the law’s success is more quiet attack that unfolded long before it was even written.

Topics: Health

Obamacare's Racial Justice Wins, by the Numbers

Obamacare’s Racial Justice Wins, by the Numbers

by Kai Wright on November 14 2014, 1:43PM

Whatever else is true, the law has already reduced dramatically the number of blacks and Latinos who lack health coverage.

Topics: Health, /NOW

In California, Trauma Experienced in Childhood a 'Public Health Crisis'

In California, Trauma Experienced in Childhood a ‘Public Health Crisis’

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2014, 2:05PM

Sixty-one percent of all Californians have experienced some kind of trauma as children.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

by Julianne Hing on October 22 2014, 2:14PM

In the first survey of young men on stop-and-frisk’s impact on their mental health.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

Despite Obamacare Advances, Racial Health Disparities for Women of Color Abound

Despite Obamacare Advances, Racial Health Disparities for Women of Color Abound

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2014, 4:25PM

How does your state fare?

Topics: Health, /NOW

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 28 2014, 11:00AM

A new report for the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls attention to health care discrimination against black women and Latinas—and its dire impact.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 4:19PM

Gov. Jerry Brown has until August 31 to sign or veto it, or it goes into effect on its own.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

Colorlines' Twitter Community Talks Gun Violence Aftermath

Colorlines’ Twitter Community Talks Gun Violence Aftermath

by Stacia L. Brown on August 5 2014, 2:49PM

Colorlines discussed long-term effects of gun violence in a Twitter chat held this afternoon.

Topics: Health

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic

by Carla Murphy on July 31 2014, 10:39AM

In a 2-1 vote yesterday, the clinic narrowly missed being shut down

Topics: Health, /NOW

Detroit's Maternal Death Rate Three Times National Average

Detroit’s Maternal Death Rate Three Times National Average

by Julianne Hing on July 17 2014, 4:36PM

Racial health disparities are squarely to blame.

Topics: Health, /NOW

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?

A New Way to Fight Health Disparities?

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 15 2014, 7:00AM

To fight health inequality, researchers say we need to look at social determinants of health—things like poverty, housing, employment and stress.

Topics: Health

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 1 2014, 3:00PM

On its face there is nothing about this ruling that singles out women of color. But our political and economic realities exacerbate the negative impacts of restrictions on women’s health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby's Favor Over Birth Control

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor Over Birth Control

by Julianne Hing on June 30 2014, 11:42AM

In a 5-4 ruling.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Politics

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 4:07PM

Autism is marked by myriad racial disparities.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Kansas City Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

Kansas City Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

by Carla Murphy on May 5 2014, 5:46PM

Smokers have six months to quit

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on April 22 2014, 2:08PM

A Ga. Republican says no

Topics: Health

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