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Local Health Panel Addresses the Need for Care beyond the Pandemic

By Vayunamu Bawa, Contributing Writer Social determinants that contribute to health disparities, particularly in the Black community, include race/ethnicity, gender, income, health literacy, social status,...

Two African Americans on Team Advising Gov. Newsom on “Inclusive” Reopening

Bo Tefu | California Black Media Last week, Gov. Newsom appointed former Stockton Mayor Michael D. Tubbs, who is African American, as his Special Advisor...

Black Lawmakers Back Gov. Newsom’s $6.6 Billion Plan for Reopening Schools

Bo Tefu | California Black Media Black officials and health advocates across the state have thrown their support behind Gov. Gavin Newsom’s equity-informed plan for...

California Surgeon Gen. Embraces Idea of NBA Partnership for Vaccination Outreach

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media When Dr. Nadine Burke Harris heard last week that the National Basketball Association (NBA) was discussing educating the...

Black Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Far Lower Rates

The rollout of the medicine from Pfizer and Moderna featured heavy promotion. High-profile African Americans like former President Barack Obama, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr. Ebony Hilton, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson received their shots publicly.