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    Health Crisis Looms By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent A looming healthcare crisis is on the horizon as hospitals and emergency rooms face the potential need to ration care by the month’s end, according to a chilling advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s latest briefing underscores ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent A new study shows that after some progress, the number of deaths and years of possible life lost among America’s Black population stopped going down and then started going up again. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) said their results show that new ways of doing ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For some nonprofits in Orange County, funding has been pouring down through the Equity in OC Initiative to help spur capacity building for BIPOC organizations with grant opportunities, including a Power Building Fund, Organizational Participation Grants, and Social Determinants of Health Implementation Grants. Last year, NAN OC, Rev. Sharpton’s organization, received the ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media The Monday after Christmas, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortened its COVID-19 quarantine recommendation by half. That same day, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Twitter that California will follow suit, recommending a five-day isolation period instead of the state’s former guidance of 10 days. “California ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Black Californians have joined Black Americans around the country in closing the COVID-19 vaccine equity gap. As of Oct. 11, Black Californians were 4.2% of Californians that have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, up from 2.7% in February, according to the California Department of ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media   Seven out of 10 African American youth between ages 12 and 17 who smoke use menthol cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And a higher percentage of Black adults who smoke began using menthol cigarettes (93%) — that’s more than two times higher than the number of White adults ...