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#BlackLivesMatter in public health, too

You don’t usually associate racism and the killing of African Americans by police with health disparities, but many in the nation’s health professions, especially those in public health, know that the effect is all too real. This is not a new idea, nor is it new as it applies to the African-American community. For years, […]

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Why Black Lives Matter is going global

The three-year-old Black Lives Matter movement has always been considered an American phenomenon. After all, no other country has the number of deaths by gun violence or the number of police shootings that we do in the United States. But the movement has resonated in several countries across the world, both in solidarity with those […]

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Dallas aftermath: How can police and community learn to trust each other?

Sorrow, pain, anger, fear. I don’t even know what to feel anymore. Communities across America—not just Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas—are reeling from days of viral videos showing the unjustified shooting deaths of two African-American men by police officers, peaceful protests, then the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas. Some obvious points stand […]

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Black Lives Matter offers 10-point plan to curb police killing

The Black Lives Matter movement has finally announced what many have been waiting for — a specific national platform aiming to curb police violence and reform the criminal justice system. The complete policy outline is detailed at a new website called Campaign Zero. Here are some of the specifics from the site: More than 1,000 people […]

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