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Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis, Minneapolis City Council VP Says

Andrea Jenkins, vice president of the Minneapolis City Council, urged her colleagues in local government to declare racism a public health issue after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. An emergency public health declaration could help alleviate a 400-year-old sickness, Jenkins suggested during a city press conference Thursday. Floyd, 46, died Monday after a police officer […]

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14 Organizations and People Working to Support BIPOC Mental Health During the Coronavirus Crisis

They work with organizations and treatment practitioners to provide mental health services to American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, families, and tribal and urban Native communities to strengthen their capacity to deliver quality care. They’re also hosting weekly virtual events to keep folks informed during the pandemic. Joy Harden Bradford, aka “Dr. Joy,” is a […]

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Pregnancy During the Coronavirus Crisis: How Years of Infertility Prepared Me

Apparently, our five years spent simply “trying” were not enough. Nor was the rotating door of supposed home remedies, acclaimed internet cure-alls, stints of experimental sobriety, and the spreadsheets spent tracking every fluctuating bodily function under the moon. The so-called “healing” power of crystals was a wash, as were the different diets I tried. Everything […]

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COVID-19 Threatens A New Eviction Crisis

The coronavirus has put America’s housing market on hold. As residents shelter in place, real estate listings have slowed to a trickle. State and federal policymakers, facing an unprecedented spike in unemployment and a pandemic simultaneously, have banned evictions to ease economic hardship during the crisis.  But eventually all of this will have to end. […]

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Trevor Noah Offers Cheeky Solution For Food Supply Woes Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Trevor Noah offered a tongue-in-cheek solution to the food industry’s recent woes this week, suggesting that Americans take a super-sized approach to meal consumption during the coronavirus crisis.  On Wednesday’s installment of “The Daily Show,” Noah pointed to recent reports that found a spike in food waste across the U.S. With school cafeterias,  restaurants and hotels […]