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To commemorate Black History Month, the ASBMB created a timeline highlighting important achievements in the life sciences made by black scientists. The timeline originally was designed to accompany the February 2016 issue of ASBMB Today. Download a PDF version of the timeline We update the timeline periodically. Please let us know who you . […]

About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers. That makes them 2.5 times more likely than white men and boys to die during an encounter with cops. The analysis also showed that Latino […]

In March, Philadelphia-based emergency room doctor Eugenia South found herself deep in the throes of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic was spiraling out of control in the city, and more and more patients were pouring into the hospital where she worked, which was short of masks. South knew she had to protect her three young children […]

My interest in serving Black and brown people as an obstetrician, gynaecologist and researcher stems from growing up in Harlem, New York, where I saw how Black people weren’t getting high-quality health care. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Source link

In the early 2000s, University of Utah researcher William A. Smith coined the term “racial battle fatigue” while studying how racialized microagressions — relatively inconspicuous, but potent, degradation of marginalized people — affected black students at predominately white colleges and universities. His paper, titled “Challenging Racial Battle Fatigue,” concluded that students of African descent constantly worry, have trouble concentrating, […]

October 15, 2020 5 min read A medical student describes winning her fight to change an equation that prevented Black people from getting crucial treatment By Ashleen Knutsen Students are working to change racist medical practices. Medicine has a long history of

December 1, 2020 3 min read Tools used in health care are harming people of color. It’s time to fix them By The Editors COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on Black and Indigenous communities and other people of color, and U.S. medical institutions should be doing everything they can to root out and eliminate entrenched racial […]

The varying ways in which the U.S. government has counted Americans over time offer a glimpse into the country’s past, from the days of slavery to recent waves of immigration. Racial categories, which have been included on every U.S. census since the first one in 1790, have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the politics and […]

1942-2019 Who Was Patricia Bath? Patricia Bath was a groundbreaking Black doctor who invented the Laserphaco Probe, improving treatment for cataract patients. Following her childhood interest in . . .

People consistently perceive black men to be bigger and more muscular than they actually are — and as more of a threat — than they do white men of the same size, a new study shows. The findings, presented in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, shed light on the deadly link that such […]


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