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Capital B is exploring why Black people are more likely to die and experience severe health complications related to childbirth, an issue highlighted in our project about Georgia’s maternal care deserts.
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Black girls are called “fast” and boys are seen as men. Both lose their innocence thanks to adultification bias.
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Black girls are so often viewed as sex objects that the blame is shifted to the girls being sexualized instead of the adults.
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One in four Black girls will be sexually abused before age 18. When the women we spoke to told their parents, they weren’t protected.
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In and out of schools, Black youth fear for their lives. And, for one teen in California, that fear comes every time he gets in his car.
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A reader’s guide to what adultification bias is, how it shapes the lives of Black children, and why this stereotype of Black childhood needs to change.
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For the past decade, the vast majority of the young people in Louisville’s secure detention facility have been black. A reporter wonders why more people aren't talking about the disparity.
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While the genetic disease received widespread attention during the Civil Rights Movement, researchers and doctors say patients continue to suffer from a lack of adequate treatment.


The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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