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Watch: 400 Years of Inequality and Resistance – 1619 Storytelling Event Videos

Watch: 400 Years of Inequality and Resistance – 1619 Storytelling Event Videos

In August 1619, between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans arrived in present-day Hampton, Virginia. The 400th Anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America marked the beginning of slavery in the U.S and a history of anti-black laws, norms and… Continue Reading Watch: 400 Years of Inequality and Resistance – 1619 Storytelling Event Videos

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Call for Applications: Racial Equity Organizational Consulting Service Grants for Housing and Community Development Organizations

Call for Applications: Racial Equity Organizational Consulting Service Grants for Housing and Community Development Organizations

CURE invites nonprofit housing and community development organizations to apply for service grants to receive comprehensive racial equity organizational change (EOC) services. Organizations working in urban areas experiencing high levels of gentrification and displacement of black and brown communities are encouraged to apply. We are… Continue Reading Call for Applications: Racial Equity Organizational Consulting Service Grants for Housing and Community Development Organizations

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Christian Science Monitor: At Stephon Clark Funeral, A Familiar Story Amplifies Drumbeat for Change

Christian Science Monitor: At Stephon Clark Funeral, A Familiar Story Amplifies Drumbeat for Change

It’s a news story that’s grown uncomfortably familiar in the past four years: A young black man, apprehended by police, flees a scene. The officers give chase and, thinking he has a weapon, fatally shoot the suspect. No weapon is found. The community rises up… Continue Reading Christian Science Monitor: At Stephon Clark Funeral, A Familiar Story Amplifies Drumbeat for Change

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CityLab: What Urban Doctors Need to Understand About Patients’ Health

CityLab: What Urban Doctors Need to Understand About Patients’ Health

Judy Lubin, an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University, says that current research shows that over 50 percent of a community’s health is determined by social factors. For instance, recent studies stress that one’s neighborhood is a strong determinant… Continue Reading CityLab: What Urban Doctors Need to Understand About Patients’ Health

NPR: Smartphones play crucial role for Black Lives Matter

NPR: Smartphones play crucial role for Black Lives Matter

Demonstrations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement continued through the weekend in cities all over the country. As they marched in — and sometimes blocked — streets, protesters used smartphones to organize, communicate, and document what was happening, as it was happening. Sociologist Judy Lubin said… Continue Reading NPR: Smartphones play crucial role for Black Lives Matter

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ThinkProgress: Dr. Lubin Discusses Why Police Violence Is A Public Health Issue

ThinkProgress: Dr. Lubin Discusses Why Police Violence Is A Public Health Issue

The recent spate of police shootings — leaving two black men dead on opposite ends of the country — inspired a familiar response from lawmakers across the United States, many of whom called for policy changes and powerful legislation. However, a growing number of human rights advocates are pushing… Continue Reading ThinkProgress: Dr. Lubin Discusses Why Police Violence Is A Public Health Issue

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CNN: Dr. Lubin Discusses Racial Double Standard That Could Save Obamacare

CNN: Dr. Lubin Discusses Racial Double Standard That Could Save Obamacare

If you want to know why support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, here’s one explanation: A change in complexion leads to a change in perception…More Americans now realize Obamacare helps millions of working class whites and that it’s not — as once portrayed by conservatives… Continue Reading CNN: Dr. Lubin Discusses Racial Double Standard That Could Save Obamacare

Judy Lubin’s White House Panel Remarks: Fifty Years After Medicare Desegregated Hospitals, Blacks Still Fighting for Health Care Access

Judy Lubin’s White House Panel Remarks: Fifty Years After Medicare Desegregated Hospitals, Blacks Still Fighting for Health Care Access

[Read this article on Huffington Post] The ability to access quality health care services for the majority of the black population has been largely due to federal government policies and initiatives designed to address long-standing, systemic barriers to medical care for African Americans. As part… Continue Reading Judy Lubin’s White House Panel Remarks: Fifty Years After Medicare Desegregated Hospitals, Blacks Still Fighting for Health Care Access