American Healthcare System Failed Black Americans

By Nick, Progressive Martial Artist. -

There are certain policy positions that are such a slam dunk that if someone does not support them, I can’t take anything they say seriously, nor can I trust their judgement. Medicare for All is [...]

White New Yorkers Have Received Lion’s Share Of COVID-19 Vaccine

By Sydney Pereira, Jake Dobkin and Nsikan Akpan, Gothamist. -

Three white residents receive a COVID-19 vaccine for every Black or Latino person in the city, according to new demographic data released by the mayor’s office on Sunday. At a press briefing, [...]

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium Will Administer Vaccines

By Emily Scott, WHYY. -

Philadelphia’s Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be playing a much more hands-on role in the city’s vaccine distribution efforts. Consortium founder Dr. Ala Stanford shared on Instagram [...]

Equity Is More Than Words

By Physician Women SOAR. -

On behalf of Physician Women SOAR, an antiracist physician group, we wish to respond to the Indiana University Health (IU Health) statement regarding the medical treatment provided to the late [...]

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out A Generation Of Young Black Men

By Akilah Johnson and Nina Martin, Pro Publica. -

While COVID-19 has killed 1 out of every 800 African Americans, a toll that overwhelms the imagination, even more stunning is the deadly efficiency with which it has targeted young Black men like [...]

The AMA Officially Recognized Racism As A Public-Health Threat

By Bill Bostock and Anna Medaris Miller, Business Insider. -

The American Medical Association has officially defined racism as a public health threat that has created substantial health inequality. Racism, both systemic and structural, has [...]

Black Doctors Fight For More Equitable Coronavirus Testing

By Nina Feldman, Kaiser Health News. -

When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids. A pediatric surgeon with a private practice, she has staff privileges at a [...]