Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why

Though COVID-19 has killed almost twice as many Black Americans as whites, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they're eager to receive the vaccine as soon as it's available to them.

Esther Jones, Associate Professor of English, affiliate with Africana Studies and Women's & Gender Studies, Clark University • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~9 min

Black biomedical scientists still lag in research funding – here's why that matters to all Americans

There aren't just health care disparities between white and Black people. There are funding disparities too that make it harder for Black scientists to succeed in academia.

Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan Medical School • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~8 min

4 ways to close the COVID-19 racial health gap

In the U.S., people of color are more likely to die of COVID-19 than whites. The new administration can change this.

Dorothy Chin, Associate Research Psychologist, UCLA School of Medicine • conversation
Dec. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.

Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min