Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?

Tamra Burns Loeb, University of California, Los Angeles; Alicia Morehead-Gee, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and Derek Novacek, UCLA School of Medicine

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Assessing Biden’s start: Poll finds support for activist government

Carl M. Cannon | RealClearPolitics/March 30th, 2021 On March 11, 2021, Joe Biden signed into law a measure that was his top priority even before he took office: a $1.9 trillion spending bill to ease the year-long financial upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,”

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Will the State Marijuana Bill Pay Off for Black and Brown New Yorkers?

Clifford Michel, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 25 at 10:32pm EDTby THE CITY The landmark deal struck by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature Thursday to legalize recreational marijuana in New York State reportedly includes one of the country’s most ambitious social equity programs.

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Stop Blaming Tuskegee, Critics Say. It’s Not an ‘Excuse’ for Current Medical Racism.

April Dembosky, KQED   March 25, 2021 For months, journalists, politicians and health officials — including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Dr. Anthony Fauci — have invoked the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to explain why Black Americans are more hesitant than white Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine.

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Women are still less than one-third of Congress and state legislatures, even after two big election cycles

A Republican rebound drove overall gains in 2020, but women are still underrepresented at all legislative levels, according to a new analysis by Rutgers University’s Center for Women and Politics. Amanda Becker

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Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices

Emmarie Huetteman   March 23, 2021 Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and major drugmakers fiercely oppose: empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of brand-name drugs covered by Medicare.

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