Sickle cell trait, which affects 1 in 13 Black Americans, is almost always benign.      Those who have the trait have only 1 of the genes necessary for sickle cell disease, which can be life threatening.

Birth workers of color believe that growing their ranks could help improve outcomes for Black mothers and babies—but it’s also an access issue.  

Days after declaring racism a “serious public health threat,” the CDC released a pair of studies quantifying COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on America’s communities of color,

The Tuskegee syphilis study—which deceived Black men into thinking they were being treated for “bad blood” when they really had untreated syphilis—is a ubiquitous part of the public narrative around minorities’ mistrust of the medical establishment.  

Black citizens of Seminole Nation are being denied COVID-19 vaccines, pandemic financial relief, and other services—underscoring a long-standing tension between tribal governments and citizens descended from slaves.  

A pandemic lockdown, school closures, and a shocking 90% unemployment rate have made it easy for youths in Harare to see crystal meth as an escape, 

When cancer survivor Blanca Quintero got COVID-19, her doctors in California weren’t answering her calls, 

Menthol cigarettes escaped a US FDA ban on flavored cigarettes in 2009, but that may change after a lawsuit from public health groups highlighting the products’ disproportionate use among Black smokers.  

Botched US efforts to collect demographic data on early COVID-19 vaccine recipients are making it tough to measure equity in early vaccine distribution. Key points: