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The survey from RAND finds a sizeable drop in awareness from last year's highs.
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Priska Neely, managing editor of Gulf States Newsroom, and Cheryl Giscombe, a distinguished professor at UNC Chapel Hill, shine new light on a decades-old disparity.
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"As a black man from the South, my body bears proof of white supremacy’s persistence and limitations," writes author and Center for Health Journalism Fellow Issac Bailey in his new book.
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Why we need to distinguish between bad behavior and structural problems in how we’re organized as a society.
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“My press pass used to shield me from police violence. Sadly, yours may not protect you.”
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How journalists of color can practice self-care, stay safe and advocate for fair coverage in their newsrooms.
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KPCC’s Priska Neely reports on one of the reasons it has been so hard to bring down the black infant mortality rate: systemic racism is at the heart of the issue.

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