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Michael K. Williams’ Death and the Criminalization of Substance Abuse

By Marc H. Morial "He was a Hollywood star with an off-Broadway paycheck that mostly went up his nose. He was a pacifist with...

New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent News that Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 percent effective...

CDC Removes Data on Number of People Tested for Coronavirus from Website as Infection...

There have been more than 89,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world and over 3,000 deaths. The vast majority of cases have been...

PRESS ROOM: NIH launches initiative to accelerate genetic therapies to cure sickle cell disease

The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative seeks to develop cures for a far broader group of individuals with the disease, and it is initially focusing on gene therapies that modify the patient’s own hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which make red and other blood cells.