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Suicide is the leading cause of death for Asian American young adults. Why is no one talking about this? purpose

Apr. 28, 2021 1:13 pm

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Asian American young adults. Why is no one talking about this?

"The reality is that white supremacy runs so deep in America that even reversing racism would not undo the disparities in health outcomes such as suicide," says guest columist Amelia Noor-Oshiro.
How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job purpose

Apr. 13, 2021 10:04 am

How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job

More than 75% of the teachers surveyed by guest columnist Ain Grooms reported a negative sense of belonging, especially when they thought school districts would not devise policies to actively address equity and racism.
US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it? purpose

Apr. 6, 2021 8:31 am

US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it?

The abolitionist group Police Free Penn has been calling for the repatriation and reburial of the remains that are part of the Morton Collection at the Penn Museum. The group is holding a direct action at the Museum on Thursday, April 8.
For Black cowboys — from North Philly to small-town Texas — horses and riding are a way of life people

Apr. 2, 2021 11:48 am

For Black cowboys — from North Philly to small-town Texas — horses and riding are a way of life

Photojournalist Ron Tarver, on the faculty of Swarthmore College for the past 13 years, talks with The Conversation's Nick Lehr about the Western Wranglers in Brewerytown, and his work for the Inquirer and National Geographic.
When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions teachers and parents are asking purpose

Mar. 26, 2021 10:46 am

When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions teachers and parents are asking

Guest columnist Dr. James Wood, a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases, looks at the risk children getting COVID and when vaccines might be available for them.
Giving while female: Women are more likely to donate to charities than men of equal means purpose

Mar. 23, 2021 12:21 pm

Giving while female: Women are more likely to donate to charities than men of equal means

Women also show a greater preference for collective giving and other collaborative charitable efforts than men. Most people who take part in giving circles are women, say guest columnists Tara Skidmore and Charles Sellen.
Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 1:50 pm

Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people

"There seem to be a growing consensus that cash is the best tool in the fight against poverty. But is it?" asks guest columnist Heath Henderson.
COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish is normal and is not a disorder purpose

Mar. 9, 2021 3:32 pm

COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish is normal and is not a disorder

"I take issue with the fact that it has become routine to medicalize human suffering by attaching a mental health diagnosis to it. This doesn’t address the source of people’s anguish," says guest columnist Marnie Wedlake.
How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife purpose

Mar. 5, 2021 5:11 pm

How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife

The story of how three Black churches in Philadelphia endured events similar to those afflicting society today can give both solace and hope, says guest columnist Stephanie Boddie.
How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 8:00 am

How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America

Counter-maps highlight the experiences of oppressed people, and Black Americans were among the earliest purveyors of counter-mapping, say guest columnists Joshua F.J. Inwood and Derek H. Alderman.

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