Tag: Racial Disparities

COVID relief

Additional $785 Million in Pandemic Relief Will Be Dedicated to Supporting Communities of Color

The White House has announced a dramatic increase in funding to assist communities of color with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Mariel Padilla of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the Biden administration would allocate an additional $785 million from the American Rescue Plan towards helping communities of color that have…

Sean Combs

Hip-Hop Producer Sean Combs and Salesforce Launch ‘Shop Circulate,’ New Digital Marketplace To Promote Black-Owned Businesses

Finding and supporting Black-owned businesses may soon be a whole lot easier thanks to a new initiative launched by music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and the cloud-based software company Salesforce. The two have partnered to create a new “curated digital marketplace” called Shop Circulate that will allow consumers to browse…

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…

reparations, slaves, Georgetown, students, policy

Georgetown Students Vote Yes to Pay Reparations

The future of the United States recognizes policy as the way to combat racism. While many of the country’s institutions still benefit from the work of enslaved men and women and uphold the policies that continue to create wealth, health, education, and housing deficits for Blacks, Georgetown University students voted,…

New Study Connects PTSD in Black Women to Preterm Birth, Recommends Action in Policy Equity

Repeated exposure to trauma and multiple stressors may be behind Black women giving birth early more than white women. A new study published by the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice connects racial discrimination and post-traumatic stress disorder to preterm births. PTSD affects African-Americans more than any other group, and…