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The vast majority of people with sickle cell disease are Black. Sickle cell researchers, physicians and patients believe these disparities exist – and persist – because of systemic racism.
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Despite the attention the 2003 report garnered, the nation has failed to make significant progress in addressing health disparities, said Brian Smedley.
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For decades, Native mothers and their advocates in Minnesota have been calling attention to the state’s child welfare system, which they say is inherently and unrelentingly stacked against them
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Dr. Valencia Andrew-Pirtle began working in Blytheville more than 20 years ago as a family medicine specialist and, over time, she has learned the most dangerous disease Mississippi County faces is one she wouldn't have thought about decades ago.
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“Grandma was in the system and now Mom is in the system and now the child is in the system … How can we expect our community members to even start healing?”
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This story was published in partnership with Mother Jones and The Fuller Project. Support for this reporting was provided by the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism National Health Journalism Fellowship.
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The survey from RAND finds a sizeable drop in awareness from last year's highs.
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Black Oklahomans are 50% more likely than white Oklahomans to die from maternity-related complications. Black babies in Oklahoma are almost 2.5 times more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday.
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Arline C. Geronimus explains how she developed her influential theory of "weathering," while Issac Bailey shares his own shock of recognition.
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President Biden signs a hate crime law to stem violence against Asian Americans. Now state legislators must act to end rampant discrimination and protect health and safety.

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