Tag - health

Their Money, Our Lives

In March, before data were available, I anticipated disparate rates of COVID-19 infection and death would be observed in African American communities in my interview on Roland Martin Unfiltered. Sadly, this prediction was borne out. By...

#FreeTheVaccine to End the Pandemic

The latest series of police killings of Black people, and ensuing nationwide protests, have understandably overshadowed the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States. Yet, the pandemic remains a distinct reality...

Hearing Loss in Gaza: Toward A Political Diagnosis

An analysis of any field of medical practice in Gaza is, from the outset, an analysis of thick layers of Israeli oppression. The case I offer here pertains to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology, which was first introduced...

From Pro-Choice Politics to Reproductive Justice

Healthcare practitioners regularly minimize the pain of people of color. This is particularly so for women of color, whose bodies have been subjected to regular suspicion and abuse. The fields of science and medicine, renowned for progress...