By Manny Otiko, California Black Media In 1998, San Pedro resident Alaina Howard was diagnosed with Takayasu’s arteritis, a disease that narrows and obstructs the arteries. Her doctors gave her two years [...]
By Paul Rockwell I first met Kelly Carlisle at the Acta Non Verba Youth Farm in East Oakland. The quarter-acre garden is located in Tassafarango Park at 83rd Avenue and E Street.
Relief is on the way for patients displaced by the recent closure of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has been leading the fight to secure $2 million to expand [...]
Fresh fruits and vegetables just became more affordable to low-income families on food stamps, and small farmers just got a much-needed boost, thanks to the USDA’s new Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants.
By McKenzie Jackson/ California Black Media Los Angeles County resident Diyon Clark is relieved to learn that his Medi-Cal renewal will be automatic this year. In 2014, he remembers his re-certification process being [...]
By Paul Rockwell “My return to farming was a kind of homecoming,” writes Will Allen in his riveting autobiography, “The Good Food Revolution”. His parents were sharecroppers who fled North in the Great [...]
Published in The Huffington Post By Heidi Boghosian, New York City Attorney, and Johanna Fernandez, professor of History at Baruch College (CUNY) What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in [...]
Rectal cancer is on the rise for people living with HIV. People with HIV are at 80 times more risk of developing anal cancer than people without HIV.
By Aminah Cherry, MD According to various reports, depression affects 1 in 10 people throughout the United States. This condition, and other diseases affecting mental health affect women and low-income individuals at a higher rate [...]
In an effort to engage the community in a conversation around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its affects on children living in impoverished circumstances, the film “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked [...]