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Kidney Experts Say It’s Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms. Doing So Is Complicated.

By Rae Ellen Bichell and Cara Anthony Alphonso Harried recently came across a newspaper clipping about his grandfather receiving his 1,000th dialysis treatment. His grandfather later died — at a dialysis center — as did his uncle, both from kidney disease. “And that comes in my mind, on my weak days: ‘Are you going to pass away just…

Colin Powell

As a patriot and Black man, Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African American experience

Chad Williams – Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Professor of History and African and African American Studies, Brandeis University Colin Powell knew where he fit in American history. The former secretary of state – who died on Oct. 18, 2021 at 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications – was a pioneer: the first Black national security…

The genocide of signed languages: protecting the linguistic rights of Africa’s deaf children

Emma Asonye – Speech and Hearing Scientist, University of New Mexico Deaf rights to language, expression, literacy and education have been marginalised throughout history. And signed languages have taken second place to spoken languages. The 1880 Milan Convention, for example, gave rise to a period when deaf children were forced to use oral language at school.…

Rapahel Warnock

Rev. Raphael Warnock’s historic US Senate win broke more barriers than you may think

John A. Tures – Professor of Political Science, LaGrange College When Rev. Raphael Warnock prevailed in the special election on Jan. 5, he was the first African American from Georgia to win a U.S. Senate seat, and the 11th African American to serve in the U.S. Senate. But as a political scientist who has studied African American candidates seeking statewide…

Shopping Healthcare MRI

How to make comparing prices of an MRI or colonoscopy as easy as shopping for a new laptop

Morgan Henderson – Senior Data Scientist, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Morgane Mouslim – Policy Analyst, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Health researchers have long argued that the key to reining in surging health care costs is to tackle the high prices of services, and one potential way to do this is to provide patients with price transparency. That…

HIV AIDS Prison

Spreading HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is against the law in 37 states – with penalties ranging up to life in prison

Robin Lennon-Dearing – Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Memphis Despite the fact that HIV is now a treatable medical condition, the majority of U.S. states still have laws on the books that criminalize exposing other people to HIV. Whether or not the virus is transmitted does not matter. Neither does a person’s intention…

NBA Basketball

Do star athletes who want to play for the NBA really need college? What LaMelo Ball got right – and wrong – about why they don’t

John Holden – Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Oklahoma State University In a recent interview published in GQ, NBA star LaMelo Ball downplayed the importance of college for athletes who aspire to play professional basketball. When asked about his decision to forgo college and play professional basketball overseas before entering the NBA draft, Ball said: “You…

Black parents say their children are being suspended for petty reasons that force them to take off from work and sometimes lose their jobs

Charles Bell – Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University When “Mike,” the father of a ninth grade student, got a call from his daughter’s school, the first thing he asked was: “How important is this?” “They said, ‘Well, it’s important,’” Mike told me during an interview for my research. When Mike went…

Black, Hispanic and Asian American donors give more to social and racial justice causes as well as strangers in need – new survey

Wendy Chen – Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Texas Tech University Una Osili – Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies; Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI More than a year after protesters around the world responded to the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other people…

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