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racial disparities in healthcare

A Look Inside Acclinate, a Techstars Startup Company Working to Fight Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Disparities in healthcare are one of the biggest problems facing America’s Black and Brown population today, from soaring costs to lack of adequate medical coverage. This is especially true within the realm of medical research, where a vast majority of the testing for new pharmaceuticals and experimental therapies is focused…

Police End 'High Five Fridays' at Elementary School After Complaints

A police department has ended its “High Five Fridays” program after complaints from parents that their children were uncomfortable. Since December, students at elementary schools in Northampton, Mass., were greeted on Fridays with high fives from local police officers. The program was intended to show students that police officers are…

Baltimore: More Homicides, Less Arrests

With unrest in Baltimore lingering weeks after the riots following Freddie Gray’s funeral, the relationship between the community and the police department remains strained. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has recently made headlines in an attempt to mend this relationship, and now it seems as if Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn…