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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Mass Plastic Recycling Is a Fantasy, And That’s Bad News For Black Folks

The plastic industry pushed recycling but knew it wasn’t going to happen, and the toxic impact hits Black and brown communities hardest.

Every Beat Counts: Black Heart Health Perspectives

The primary cause of death in the United States is heart disease, which encompasses several types of heart conditions.

Death And Redemption In An American Prison

As America’s prison population ages, more inmates are dying behind bars of natural causes and few prisons have been able to replicate Angola’s approach. Steven Garner hopes to change that. But first he had to redeem himself.

‘Fourth Wave’ Of Opioid Epidemic Crashes Ashore, Propelled By Fentanyl And Meth

The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic’s “fourth wave,” which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation’s drug problem.

Black Women Are Murdered 6 Times More Than White Women

A new study found that Black women are victims of homicide at disproportionally higher rates in 30 states.

Shaq’s Raw Truth With Jason Kelce: Loneliness Hits Hard

The NBA legend’s vulnerability on his podcast shed light on the need for Black men to take care of their mental health.

Discrimination In Health Care Continues. Here’s What Needs To Change

Racist treatment of patients of color negatively affects health outcomes, and increases stress levels for health care workers of color.

FDA Approves Medication Used To Treat Asthma For Use In People With Multiple Food...

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a medication called Xolair to help lessen the severity of an accidental allergic reaction in people who are allergic to multiple foods.

CDC Isolation Guidelines For Covid-19 Haven’t Changed Yet. Here’s What You Need To Know

The CDC is considering a shift to its Covid-19 isolation guidance to say that people no longer need to isolate once they have been fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms are mild or improving, according to the Washington Post.

This Book Helps Black Moms Navigate Infant Loss

“The Mourning After” by Xaviera “Zay” Bell features personal stories from mothers who’ve experienced loss, policy experts, and birth workers.

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Darryl George: Trial Begins To Decide If Texas School District Can...

A Texas judge will hear arguments Thursday to determine whether the state’s CROWN Act, a law that prohibits discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles, also applies to school dress codes that limit the length of those hairstyles.