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Armed and Black. How a group of men licensed to carry guns say they are seeking racial justice
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Armed and Black. How a group of men licensed to carry guns say they are seeking racial justice

MINNEAPOLIS  —  Before he drove to the grocery store parking lot, Romeal Taylor did the same thing he’s done every day this summer — he holstered his 9-millimeter handgun to the waistband of his gym shorts until he could feel it hug his right hip. When he arrived at the store in north Minneapolis he spotted six other...

Patients of Color See COVID-19 Testing Access, Health Disparities
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Patients of Color See COVID-19 Testing Access, Health Disparities

September 23, 2020 – New research out of the Epic Health Research Network (EHRN) and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) builds on months of literature outlining COVID-19 racial health disparities and adds new insights about COVID-19 testing access disparities. Specifically, the study affirms the fact that patients of color experience COVID-19 at higher rates than their White counterparts, and in more...

How to Cover the Trans Community Respectfully
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How to Cover the Trans Community Respectfully

Hardly anything makes a community join forces faster than when they are continually misrepresented, as has been the case with the trans community. To better support trans journalists as they navigate careers, workplaces and reporting, more than 200 journalists got together and launched the Trans Journalists Association (TJA) on the last day of this year’s Pride Month (June). “We are a collective...

Stop blaming COVID-19 deaths on diabetes | Opinion
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Stop blaming COVID-19 deaths on diabetes | Opinion

Dr. Anthony Fauci has a clear message about why Black, Indigenous and Latino communities are suffering from COVID-19 more than other communities. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases calls it a “double whammy”: the combination of holding essential jobs and having high rates of comorbidities like diabetes. The first increases one’s chance of exposure...

Youth E-Cigarette Use Is Down, but 3.6 Million Still Use E-Cigarettes
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Youth E-Cigarette Use Is Down, but 3.6 Million Still Use E-Cigarettes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with various partners, released two papers in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting recent changes in U.S. e-cigarette use and sales.  About 3.6 million U.S. youth reported current (in the past 30 days) e-cigarette use in 2020, reflecting a decline from 5.4 million in...