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    By Dianne Anderson Why Black women continue to die more than white women during childbirth is not so much the medical mystery that some might believe. For the most part, health equity is key in the Black-white gap. “CDC data show that Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When Dr. Candice Taylor Lucas is not waxing poetic on the harder sides of being a Black female doctor standing tall in stilettos, she is taking whatever steps needed to heal others so they too may not stumble or fall. Just getting through the hospital doors, for Black doctors or patients, is ...
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    Don’t Lose Yours By McKenzie Jackson California Black Media Five percent of the 225,231 Californians who lost their Medi-Cal coverage in June were African American. According to numbers from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), around 14,000 Black Californians lost health insurance with the state’s safety net health care exchange because they didn’t ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Alzheimer’s and dementia can take decades to show up, but there is no time like the present to start working on healthier lifestyles. Compared to whites, Blacks get the disease twice as much, but another issue is at play. Expert Dr. April Thames said the community, especially Blacks being most impacted, must ...
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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 Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Economists advising The California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans have developed economic formulas that project the reparations owed to Black Californians who are descendants of people enslaved in the United States are likely to exceed $800 billion. Three of five harms were ...
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    By McKenzie Jackson California Black Media Black women in the Golden State trail behind their counterparts from other ethnic groups in median wealth and a lower percentage of them have obtained higher education degrees. Black mothers and their babies have mortality rates that surpass women from other racial and ethnic backgrounds. California Black Women’s Collective ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Suicide rising among Black boys and men is a hard conversation to have, seemingly harder if the answer requires more money to Black organizations to provide community-based resources, and the political will to get it done. Mental health providers are calling on community participation to shed light on some of the reasons ...
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    Both Campaigns Part of On-Going Outreach to the Black and African American Community   The state of California has launched two campaigns designed to engage the Black and African American community by providing information about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and opportunities to get boosted through January 2023. Shot of Faith returns with the Boost Up/Stay ...
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    BySunita Sohrabji “Test and treat, and you can beat COVID!” As Californians brace for a winter surge of COVID infections, that’s the message of Dr. Rita Nguyen, speaking at an online news conference on behalf of the California Department of Public Health’s COVID 19 Treatments Task Force. Her message was echoed by four frontline medical ...