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228 GOP Lawmakers Call On Supreme Court To Overturn Roe v. Wade

Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should overturn Roe v. Wade and release its "vise grip on abortion politics."

National Council Of Negro Women, Ben Crump File Suit Against Johnson & Johnson

“This lawsuit is about the lives of our grandmothers, our mothers, our wives, sisters and daughters – all of whom were cynically targeted by Johnson and Johnson,” Crump said. “All the while, company executives knew the risk of ovarian cancer from talc.”

Highline College Will Become A Vaccine-Required Campus Fall 2021

Highline College President John Mosby recently announced to the community that students, staff and faculty who physically go on campus will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Sept. 27, 2021, the start of fall quarter.

Debate Emerges Around Covid-19 Testing Strategies In Schools As Districts Plan To Reopen

As communities across the country prepare for a return to school, many are still deciding how much time and how many resources to devote to routine Covid-19 testing of students and staff -- and what that might look like.

How To Protect Your Black Skin From Cancer

The AAD has reported that people with darker skin tones do not receive a diagnosis until the cancer is in its later stages. This tends to be because the symptoms are harder to recognize. Reportedly, the five-year melanoma survival rate for African Americans is 65 percent, compared with 91 percent for White persons.

Mother Holds Vaccination Drive At Memorial For Her 46-Year-Old Son Who Died Of Covid-19

After a Louisiana man who declined to be vaccinated died of Covid-19, his mother organized a vaccine drive at his memorial to help prevent the same outcome befalling other family and friends.

New National Center For Health Statistics Show Grim Reality In Life Expectancy For Hispanics, Blacks

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows the life expectancy for Americans deceased between 2019 and 2020. For Hispanics and African Americans, research is particularly grim.

Delta Variant Now Makes Up 83 Percent Of All U.S. COVID Cases

The latest delta surge also has led to increases in hospitalizations and deaths, Dr. Walensky stated. She remarked that deaths have risen by about 48 percent over the past week, and the U.S. now averages 239 COVID-related fatalities each day.

As Pandemic Eases, Black, Latinx Adults Face Challenges From Lack Of Affordable Health Care

The report revealed that Black and Latinx adults “face the greatest financial challenges from chronic lack of affordable health care, even as the pandemic eases and more gain insurance coverage.”

Some States Move To Block Covid-19 Vaccine Requirements In Public Schools

As the return to school approaches, some states are prohibiting public schools from requiring Covid-19 vaccinations or proof of vaccination for students ranging from pre-K to university.

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Football Superstar Calls For Social Media CEOs And Footballers To Meet

Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku has called for Big Tech CEOs, governments and football bodies to have a meeting with Premier League players to come up with solutions to deal with racism and discrimination in the game. The Belgian superstar was speaking exclusively to CNN ahead of Chelsea's No To Hate campaign.

The Technology Inspired By Return Work

From tech giants to start ups: Solutions inspired by a global work from home initiative may thrive in our post-pandemic future, too.

Senators Fail To Reach Deal On George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) called off the talks. No further discussions are in the works.

Award-Winning D.C. Pediatrician Says Vaccines And Masks Are Like Airbags And Seat-belts

In one of the nation’s capital’s poorest and most traumatized communities, Dr. Lewis-Ragland has gained the kind of trust and respect from residents that other physicians often find elusive.

Families Of Missing Black & Brown People Frustrated With ‘Missing White Women Syndrome’

Some experts say the nation faces "Missing White Women Syndrome," which is defined by the heavier media attention White women and girls receive when they go missing compared to anyone outside of those demographics, according to a study published by the Northwestern University School of Law in 2016.