Low clinical trial participation among the Black community is fueled by things like mistrust of the medical system, economic inequities, and a lack of awareness about the trials themselves. One woman started a foundation change all that.
A significant number of new HIV infections happen among Black women, and a health education effort in Atlanta wants to make sure Black women can access the HIV-prevention medicines known as PrEP.
Over the weekend,1,500 Black firearm owners attended the first-ever convention of the National Association of African American Gun Owners, or NAAGA, in Atlanta. What's next for the group?
In 2017, Georgia was fifth in the nation for children drowning, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission. In terms of child drownings in Georgia, it's second only to Florida which is at an oceanfront. Cullen Jones, a retired USA Olympic swimmer, says Black children are not learning to swim at the same rates as white children, which needs to change.
Being able to drive makes life easier. It can open up job opportunities. But it also has challenges, especially if there's a language barrier. And traffic stops can be especially high stakes.
What's it like to be a Black immigrant or refugee in America? We had a hundred or so conversations with people in Tennessee — one of the Blackest states in the country — to find out.
Georgia leaders and student representatives from the Atlanta University Center gathered at Morehouse College on Tuesday to discuss the 47th State of Black America report. This year’s focus was on extremist ideology.
He died in St. Kitts of aspiration pneumonia. He was known for his advocacy against South African apartheid and for Haitian democracy.
“Racial oppression and poverty work against the common good and our society as a whole. If we don’t fix these problems, we will leave a weakened state and nation for the next generations. Inaction now will exacerbate the social and economic challenges that are being driven by the widening racial wealth gap.”
— Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.
Atlanta civic leader and businessman Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. died Wednesday at age 72.
The leaked LA City Council recording underscores long-simmering racial tensions. But the city also has a history of Black-Latino partnership, which activists hope to build on in the wake of scandal.
Tuberville spoke at a pro-Trump rally in Nevada on Saturday ahead of the November midterm elections. The NAACP called the comments "flat out racist, ignorant and utterly sickening."
New policies to keep medical bills from sinking credit ratings sound good but will likely fall short for many hit hardest by debt — especially Black Americans in the South, such as Penelope Wingard.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, editor of the Black Agenda, about celebrating Juneteenth without misappropriating the holiday.
Black abortion rights leaders say reproductive justice and racial justice are inextricably connected.