Tag: Healthcare

Arkansas fights transgender rights

Arkansas Lawmakers Pass One of the Most Biased — and Anti-Trans — Laws Ever in U.S. History

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Meanwhile, in a blatant show of hatred and disregard for transgender rights and freedoms, lawmakers in Arkansas have passed what the ACLU has described as the “single most extreme anti-trans law to ever pass through a state legislature.” Jo Yurcaba of NBC…

COVID vaccinating in California

California, Massachusetts, Louisiana and North Carolina Have Vaccinated the Largest Portions of Their Black Populations Against COVID-19

Of the 41 states that are currently tracking the race of citizens receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, California appears to be doing the best job inoculating people of all races, with 16.8% of its Black residents already vaccinated against the coronavirus. That number is slightly higher than the total number of people…

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer

Rosalind Brewer Officially Becomes America’s Only Current Black Woman Fortune 500 CEO

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer assumed the role of Walgreen’s CEO on Monday, March 15, officially becoming the only Black woman to currently lead a Fortune 500 company — and just the third ever to have achieved the historic career milestone. As we reported previously, Brewer is taking the helm at a…

President Biden

President Biden Promises All Americans Will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by May 1; Sets July 4th for Tentative Celebration of ‘Independence’ from the Virus

In his first televised primetime address to the nation after being sworn in as the nation’s leader, President Biden promised ample vaccines and a return to some degree of normalcy in the United States by mid-summer. Although he cautioned that unexpected setbacks may arise, he remained optimistic, suggesting America may…

Alzheimer’s disease

People of Color Face Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s and Many Affected by the Disease Fear Discrimination in Their Treatment

Researchers estimate that there are more than 6.2 million people with Alzheimer’s disease currently living in the U.S. Of that number, more than two-thirds of infected individuals are female. Alzheimer’s also disproportionately impacts minorities, who face nearly twice the risk of developing the disease as white people. If that weren’t…

California and covid-19

California Commits To Distributing 40% of Its Existing Vaccine Doses To Underserved Communities

In an effort to help save lives of Black and Brown Californians who have been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a new pledge to allocate up to 40% of existing vaccine doses to the state’s underserved communities. Health officials in the state hope…

COVID-19 stimulus relief

Moderate Senate Democrats Force Reduction in COVID-19 Stimulus Check Availability; More Than 17 Million Americans Impacted

The White House and President Biden have agreed to reduce eligibility requirements for a new round of $1,400 stimulus checks — a decision that will impact an estimated 12 million adults and 5 million children, all of whom will no longer qualify for the relief payments. The move comes as…