Deaths Of Despair In People Of Color Went Overshadowed By White Deaths

Deaths Of Despair In People Of Color Went Overshadowed By White Deaths

By Amber Dance | Center for Health Journalism Contributor Deaths linked to suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases — so called “deaths of despair” — have gotten lots of attention in white populations in recent years, even as rates among Black people almost tripled between 2015 and 2022, as Jennifer Porter Gore writes at Word in […]

Gerrymandering: A Tool of Political Manipulation and its Impact on Communities of Color

Gerrymandering: A Tool of Political Manipulation and its Impact on Communities of Color

Editorial credit: Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com By Pearl Phillip The intricate concepts of redistricting and gerrymandering can uphold and challenge the very essence of democracy, and this election year is a prime example of that as New York deals with its new district lines.  Gerrymandering and redistricting, which occurs every ten years in New York […]

Climate Change is the Greatest Public Health Challenge of Our Time

Climate Change is the Greatest Public Health Challenge of Our Time

By Sunita Sohrabi | Ethnic Media Services NEW YORK — Climate change is a key social determinant of health, disproportionately impacting low-income communities and people of color. The numbers of heat-related deaths has been steadily rising, according to data from Health and Human Services. There were an estimated 1,602 heat-related deaths in 2021, 1,722 in 2022, […]

NYC Government Workers of Color Paid Less than White Colleagues: Study

NYC Government Workers of Color Paid Less than White Colleagues: Study

By Chris Sommerfeldt | NY Daily News Black, Asian and Hispanic NYC government workers continue to be paid less than their white colleagues, a disparity driven by a persistent pattern of low wages for women of color in the municipal ranks, according to a new study released by the City Council on Tuesday. The study reflects salary levels across all […]