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America’s blood bank systems – and ours here at UC Davis Health – might operate very differently if not for African American surgeon and researcher Charles R. Drew.  Dr. Charles R. Drew transformed the field of blood transfusions and developed large-scale blood banks early in World War II. Fabrizio Saraceni, director of the Department of […]

September 19, 2023 4 min read Discrimination Has Trapped People of Color in Unhealthy Urban ‘Heat Islands’ People of color, more than other groups, live in neighborhoods prone to excess heat and the illnesses that go with it By Melba Newsome On a July day in 2021 that would become blazing hot, dozens of community […]

Researchers seek health equity, social justice, and self-determining power for Black communities Mabel Carabali, Ciann Wilson and LLana James At a glance Issue The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified health inequalities experienced by Black communities and ignited a rise in anti-Black racism. Research Mabel […]

Introduction Racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes remain persistent in the United States, driven by inequities in access to and utilization of health care services and broader social and economic factors that reflect historic and ongoing racism. Given higher rates of certain illnesses among people of color, they could disproportionately benefit . . .

Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are banking on developing artificial intelligence technology to help stop the spread of hateful speech on their networks. The . . .

Black patients are about half as likely to be prescribed opioid medicines in the emergency department than white patients, according to a new study. The findings, published on Monday in Plos One, are the latest to show that minorities are treated differently when it comes to pain management. “A black patient with the same level […]

Perched on a hill with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, the condo in Virginia Beach was just what Dr. Raven Baxter wanted. It had a marble fireplace, a private foyer and details like crown molding and wainscoting in its three bedrooms and three bathrooms. At $749,000, it was within her budget, too. She offered […]

Tech was supposed to be the great equalizer. So where are all the black people?  Northeastern University Source link

Racial equity in tech is a 21st century imperative with far-reaching implications for our nation’s future. For our nation to remain innovative and prosperous, we need educational and workforce opportunities that match our racial diversity. Today, this is not the case. While Black people comprise 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only 7 […]

Turner Lee is a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. She has created a new AI Equity Lab at Brookings to interrogate civil and human rights compliance within emerging models. The White House recently issued an

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