Tag Archives: Black

Black patients were more likely to die of COVID-19 largely due to inferior hospitals

Dive Brief: Researchers found that Black patients admitted with COVID-19 were 11% more likely to die than their White counterparts after adjusting for patient and clinical characteristics, according to a recent study in JAMA Network Open. Black patients were more likely to die largely because of where they received care — at hospitals that performed… Read More »

Teaching My Black Son to Swim

Nasir Bates, 4, took to swimming naturally when he started lessons as a baby.Credit…Elena Fedorova for The New York Times Teaching My Black Son to Swim A mother’s determination to end a legacy of racial trauma started with mother-son swim lessons. Nasir Bates, 4, took to swimming naturally when he started lessons as a baby.Credit…Elena… Read More »

Oprah talks mental health on ‘Black Women OWN the Conversation’ on anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Entertainment Health Loading the player… As we’re commemorating the first anniversary of the sad and untimely death of George Floyd, the impact on our psyches has not been completely determined. The tragic murder of yet another Black man at the hands of police being broadcast repeatedly has taken its toll on the Black community, whether we are… Read More »

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Introduces Isaiah Bradley, the ‘Black Captain America’

If the first episode of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was mostly stage-setting, then the second episode of the Disney plus series was, well, also a lot of stage-setting—but bigger stage setting! Alongside Sam, Bucky, Redwing (RIP), and Joaquin Torres, Marvel reintroduced Helmut Zemo, halfway introduced the Flag Smashers’ leader (motives still pretty… Read More »

Gentrification and declining Black population may be a key factor behind San Francisco’s declining HIV rates

Dramatic declines in HIV diagnoses in San Francisco have been attributed to testing, treatment and PrEP, but the declining Black population in the city is an unexamined factor, Dr Jade Pagkas-Bather of the University of Chicago and colleagues argue in the December issue of The Lancet HIV. There has been a 22% fall in San… Read More »