Research shows racial, economic and health inequities are deeply intertwined.
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The findings suggest that many Black and Hispanic Americans don't believe health care providers are listening to them.
Planting paddy saplings in Patiala, India. Three-quarters of Indian farmers are women, but most don’t own their land.
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Most Indian farmers are women. But few own their land, and gender inequality limits their access to markets. These issues won't be fixed by recent agricultural reforms; in fact, they may get worse.
AI promises to make life easier, but what will humans lose in the bargain?
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By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Russian President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting in Osaka, Japan, June, 28, 2019.
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Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has exposed the fragility of democratic institutions, mirroring a global trend in authoritarianism, and that will have a lasting effect on the United States.
When budgets get tight, health care can suffer.
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Elder economic insecurity is a problem for all races, but it's far more common for people of color, particularly in certain states.
Sardines are rich in oils and protein.
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The oils in fish are excellent buffers against disease. Why don't we eat more fish?
A Guatemalan immigrant tries to log on to his Chromebook while remote learning in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Immigrant students often have work commitments outside class, and they may need additional language support. Giving them equal access to technology during remote learning might not be enough.
The financial ravages caused by COVID-19 will particularly impact Black seniors.
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New data shows the Great Recession hurt older, poorer Blacks and Hispanics the most. The pandemic downturn is likely to be even worse for them.
President Barack Obama championed the Affordable Care Act, enacted into law during his administration in 2010.
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For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.
Protesters hold signs outside women’s fashion designer Eudon Choi in London during Fashion Week in 2017.
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.
A sense of normalcy is returning to South Korea but the U.S. lacks the testing capacity and contact tracing system the country relies on.
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In addition to testing and special facilities for COVID-19 patients, the country's government-run tracking system allows the health care system to identify infected people and their contacts.
The first Earth Day in 1972 spurred other countries to support global environmental action.
April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which catalyzed action to protect the environment not just in the US but internationally.
Most home care aides are single women.
Home care aides play a critical role in providing health care to the elderly and other groups at the greatest risk of infection. Yet these workers are vulnerable too.
Are you economically ready for old age?
More than 10 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet, with many going without necessary health care and basic needs as living costs rise.
Robots have already started moving into Amazon’s workforce alongside people.
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Many Americans fear that AI will take their jobs. And it might – but it's more complicated than that.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are among the 2020 presidential hopefuls in favor of reparations.
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Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
An all-renewable grid will mean more electricity and more transmission lines.
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We have all the technologies needed to make the electric grid run on renewables and lower pollution. What are they and what are the barriers to adopting them widely?
Traditional leaders listen to a speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s in Makhanda, Eastern Cape.
The contested law also defines the jurisdiction of traditional leaders in terms of territory. But traditional community boundaries are actually set by personal relationships.
Women have played important political, social and economic roles throughout Sudan’s history.
Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
Average Walmart workers make twice the federal minimum wage but may still qualify for public benefits.
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Stressing out about potentially losing benefits can prolong financial instability. Solving this problem will help low-paid workers and everyone else.