Baby formula highlights racial disparities

Capri Isidoro broke down in tears sitting on a chair at the office of a lactation consultant. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her one-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire to breastfeed. Now, with massive safety recall … Read more

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to live. I just want to … Read more

Explained: Why US wants to ban menthol cigarettes, and what ‘racial justice’ has to do with it

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday (April 28) issued a proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, a move aimed at not just curbing smoking in the American population, but also “reducing tobacco-related health disparities”. Menthol cigarettes see a disproportionately high usage in the African American community than by White Americans. The … Read more