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James Turkson, PhD, professor in the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

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James Turkson, PhD, professor in the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, is uniquely positioned for a new role developed...

Water stress and hazards like withering droughts and devastating floods are hitting African communities

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Water stress and hazards like withering droughts and devastating floods are hitting African communities, economies and ecosystems hard, according to a new report launched on...

the air we breathe is polluted, and some seven million people die from air pollution every year.

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International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, marked on 7 September, takes place in a world where almost all the air we breathe is polluted, and some seven million people...

 laws and regulations that leave frontline communities vulnerable to pollution

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Last week, Rep. Ro Khanna, Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, and Subcommittee Vice Chair Rep. Rashida Tlaib held a field hearing in Detroit, Michigan, to examine the...

“African-American Boys and Men in America Are Killing Themselves and No One Seems to Care,”

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Over two and a half years ago, in the article “African-American Boys and Men in America Are Killing Themselves and No One Seems to Care,” I wrote about the...

 suicides rose among Black youth of all ages

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California has launched the 988 mental health crisis hotline joining the effort to provide a simple, easy to remember, 3-digit number accessible...

study to better understand the factors that contribute to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among African Americans.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – While African Americans have disproportionately higher COVID-19 infection and mortality rates compared to white individuals, they also have...

U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color.

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The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has...

“I am grateful to the New Yorkers who provided testimony in this important hearing on the mental health crisis facing our state,

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NEW YORK – New York Attorney General James today released written testimony submitted to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in the public hearing on the...

 NYC Public Health Laboratory, which will be located adjacent to the Harlem Hospital

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July 6, 2022 – City officials today ‘broke ground’ on the new NYC Public Health Laboratory, which will be located adjacent to the Harlem Hospital complex on 137th...

Racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with advanced liver cancer have a lower chance of receiving immunotherapy,

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Racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with advanced liver cancer have a lower chance of receiving immunotherapy, the most effective treatment for patients with the...

,“the monkey… has little or nothing to do with the disease.”

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At a virtual conference on Optimal Black Health Care during COVID, held on Saturday May 28, 2022 by The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP),...

The tobacco industry damages both the environment and human health

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The tobacco industry damages both the environment and human health, and needs to be more accountable for the destruction it causes, declared the World Health Organization...

“As federal reproductive rights vanish, New York must again be a beacon for people who need abortion care

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NEW YORK — Following a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Girls for Gender Equity, Latina...

African American men are seeking access to mental healthcare in high numbers

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Over the past few years, the violent experiences of the African American man showcased in the media, harken back to the days of Jim Crow in the USA....

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