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Shannon Shelton Miller

Black Women Have Many Risks to Their Mental Health. For Me, Juneteenth Is a Day of Healing.

Last year was my first time celebrating Juneteenth. It definitely won’t be my last.

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Race, Gender and the Ways These Identities Intersect Matter in Cancer Outcomes

Cancer care research usually overlooks the multiple identities of individual patients

Dr. Neel Shah

15 Minutes With: Dr. Neel Shah Talks to HealthyWomen About Racism in Healthcare

One of the experts from Oprah’s new documentary, “The Color of Care” discusses racism in the healthcare system and how it especially harms Black Women

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Transgender People of Color Face Unique Challenges as Gender Discrimination and Racism Intersect

The health care system has historically been a fraught with danger for trans people of color

Tara, 2022

I Was Bleeding to Death on the Bathroom Floor — While the Medics Insisted I Couldn’t Afford the Ambulance Ride

I was having a medical emergency but racism, classism and sexism got in the way of my care

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What’s Sexual Orientation Got to Do With It? LGTBQ People Face Discrimination in Healthcare

It’s 2022 — and LGBTQ discrimination in healthcare is still a thing

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Skin Lightening Creams Are Dangerous — And Harm Women

A new series by CNN looks at the physical and emotional harms caused by the multibillion-dollar skin lightening industry

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Why Addressing Racism Against Black Women in Health Care Is Key to Ending the US HIV Epidemic

When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black

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Racial Discrimination Is Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Black Adults and Children

150 years after slavery was aboloished, Black Americans are still grappling with the effects of structural and everyday forms of racism that permeate U.S. customs, culture and laws

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‘Truth and Healing Commission’ Could Help Native American Communities Traumatized by Government-Run Boarding Schools That Tried to Destroy Indian Culture

The schools represent a particularly insidious method of attempting forced assimilation because they involved the removal of children, sometimes by kidnapping, from their families and communities

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Racism a Strong Factor in Black Women’s High Rate of Premature Births, Study Finds

Black women are about 1.6 times as likely as whites to give birth more than three weeks before the due date

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Americans Are in a Mental Health Crisis – Especially African Americans. Can Churches Help?

During the summer of 2020, a CDC survey found that 15% of Black respondents had "seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days," compared with 8% of white respondents

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Harmful stereotypes of Asian women in American popular culture date back to at least the 19th century

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