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Akilah Wise PhD
The United States touts a “free and fair” democracy, yet health inequities that stem from deeply entrenched systems of racialized oppression weaken Black political power simply by reducing the number of Black votes.
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Charlise Randall MHSA
Charlise gives a detailed breakdown of how systemic racism causes gaps in wealth and understanding - the epitome of which was a white man in her graduate program remarking, “it’s only five dollars.”
Anthony shares a personal reflection on Baltimore’s food desert problem noting how nutrition education, environment, and business development have an impact on health outcomes for the city’s black citizens.
The Panthers were a part of a long lineage of racial justice organizations that promoted health as a human right and sought to disrupt the social and political factors that contributed to negative health outcomes for black people.
Black people have been working and advocating for equal access to quality healthcare and health promoting resources throughout time. In this article, each co-founder of BLKHLTH provides an overview of a person or movement important to black health.
BLKHLTH interviewed Terrance Moore, Deputy Executive Director at NASTAD, to learn more about HIV in black men and the interactive online community, His Health.
I thought it’d be a good idea to compile some of my favorite black girl centric media platforms and artists that have helped me unpack, recharge, and rebuild recently. Hopefully sharing this can help you identify new mediums to engage with for your self care!
This is a continuation of the Segregation and Health in Atlanta Series. In Part Two, I discuss the history of segregation in the United States and, specifically, Atlanta, Georgia.
Mental health is not something which is discussed openly in the black, asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) community and as a mixed-race female growing up, I felt as though I couldn’t open up about my mental health with my black family members.
If you’re Black in America, especially if you’re a Black healthcare provider, you know this story well – the infamous Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.
African Americans get sick more often and die sooner than whites in this country. If death rates were equal among whites and blacks, we would see 100,000 less African Americans die each year. Over the course of ten years that would equate to 1 million fewer black people dying.