African American Slavery and Disability: Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860
Barbara Johnson, Sandra Sermons, and Jane Dunhamn shares stories of their experiences at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 24th, 2013. Listen to it by selecting THIS LINK.
It was only a month before his untimely death in 2008 that disabled African American artist Casper Banjo met art dealer Lee Stone. In the five years since then M. Lee Stone Fine Prints has played a crucial role in helping to move Banjo’s artwork into several important collections nationwide. Read more »
S116 (Rice / Ruiz / Tucker) - Establishes Disparity in Treatment of Persons with Disabilities in Underrepresented Communities Commission in DCA.
This bill is moving toward enactment. The Senate is expected to vote on amendments this week. Both houses voted and passed it last week, but the Senate is voting to approve some technical amendments.
Black patients are less satisfied with care from doctors who show unintentional bias. Highly segregated areas have disparities in lung cancer death rates, research shows.
Two studies published in January highlight the challenges blacks face in accessing equitable, quality health care. In one study, primary care physicians found to have unconscious bias against blacks received
lower marks from their African-American patients on measures of trust and communication skills. Another study found that racial segregation exacerbates disparities in lung cancer mortality. More than 130 Denver-area
primary care doctors and other health professionals such as nurse practitioners took psychological tests that measure implicit bias toward different racial and ethnic groups. Read the entire article in American Medical News