As temperatures soared throughout the country in July, local and state officials had to adjust their crisis response plans to account for the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Courtney Vinopal
The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing July 21 on racial health disparities among seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Courtney Vinopal
As coronavirus infections explode in states like Arizona and Florida, people in communities of color are fighting to get tested. They say the tests, especially free ones, are hard to find in lower-income areas.
By Anita Snow, Associated Press
The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing called "How COVID-19 Widened Racial Inequities in Education, Health, and the Workforce."…
By Candice Norwood
The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing June 16 addressing racial disparities in the U.S. military justice system.
By Jake Seiner, Associated Press
Bystander footage has been a driving force in the Black Lives Matter movement, with cell phone-bearing citizens capturing the deaths of George Floyd, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner and others.
Democrats sent separate letters Wednesday to Vice President Mike Pence and the CDC urging the Trump administration to prioritize African American, Hispanic, Native and other marginalized communities who have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jenae Addison
Non-whites make up 20 percent of deaths involving prescription and non-prescription opioids in the U.S. According to recent government data, the number is growing.
By Hari Sreenivasan
Racial disparity in academic achievement remains a leading problem in American education, both at the K-12 and the college levels. A number of studies show greater diversity in the teaching profession can address some of those concerns. Hari Sreenivasan has…
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