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A worker helps an applicant fill out paperwork during a healthcare enrollment fair at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in March 2014 in Richmond, California. .Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

New Round Of Obamacare in California Focuses on African Americans and Latinos

By Barbara Feder Ostrov, KHN News   Covered California still faces major challenges in enrolling African-Americans and Latinos as the state’s health insurance exchange launches its third open enrollment period.
President Barack Obama speaks to guests at The White House Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform. He is joined by moderator Bill Keller (left), Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project; Charlie Beck (right), Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; and John Walsh (far right), United States Attorney, District of Colorado. | Photo by Cheriss May, Howard University News Service

Obama Says Black Lives Matter Movement Is Legit

By Courtne Dixon, Howard University News Service   The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack [...]

OP-ED: Separate and Impoverished

  Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are [...]

Oakland Files Federal Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo for Predatory Lending

City Attorney Barbara J. Parker filed a federal lawsuit against Wells Fargo recently to recover damages caused by the Well Fargo’s Banks widespread predatory and discriminatory lending practices.
Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren Calls for Racial Justice “None of us can ignore what is happening in this country,” she said.

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad reform of police and compared today’s Black Lives Matter movement to the Civil Rights movement that won the right to vote [...]
Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congressional Black Caucus Releases Report on Health Disparities

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]
Dr. Vickie Mays. Photo courtesy of UCLA BRITE Center

OP-ED: Sleep Deprivation for African Americans Linked to Racism, Study Shows

  By Yael Levin, UCLA BRITE Center   Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States often experience more sleep problems compared to whites, which poses a risk especially for individuals over [...]
First Lady Michelle Obama

OP-ED: Michelle Obama’s Deeply Moving Words

Last month at the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, a historically Black college, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke candidly about the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome continuing discrimination by staying [...]
Oakland artist Young Gully.

OP-ED: Oakland Hip Hop Artist Young Gully Speaks to Youth’s Experiences

Oakland is internationally recognized for supporting humanitarian causes and opposing police brutality. The city continues to be on the forefront through hip hop artists who are influenced by the area’s rich political history and the [...]