Tag Archives: Black

Blacks lag behind in vaccinations as Black children COVID-19-related deaths rise

Loading the player… President Joe Biden is not going to achieve his hoped-for goal of getting 70% of Americans to take at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday, July 4. At the same time, at an alarming rate, Black Americans are behind the curve when it comes to getting vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccination data… Read More »

Oprah talks mental health on ‘Black Women OWN the Conversation’ on anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Entertainment Health Loading the player… As we’re commemorating the first anniversary of the sad and untimely death of George Floyd, the impact on our psyches has not been completely determined. The tragic murder of yet another Black man at the hands of police being broadcast repeatedly has taken its toll on the Black community, whether we are… Read More »

Even when they include them, gifted programs aren’t serving Black or low-income kids

After years of criticism for their lack of diversity, programs for high achievers may not be adequately serving their Black and low-income students, a new study shows. “The potential benefits aren’t equally distributed,” said lead author and University of Florida College of Education professor Christopher Redding, Ph.D., who evaluated data from gifted programs in elementary… Read More »

Gentrification and declining Black population may be a key factor behind San Francisco’s declining HIV rates

Dramatic declines in HIV diagnoses in San Francisco have been attributed to testing, treatment and PrEP, but the declining Black population in the city is an unexamined factor, Dr Jade Pagkas-Bather of the University of Chicago and colleagues argue in the December issue of The Lancet HIV. There has been a 22% fall in San… Read More »