The mainstream overconsumption of Palo Santo and white sage has made it impossible for Native communities to practice sacred traditions.
Our approach and discussions on suicide prevention must be more comprehensive than just mental health awareness and care.
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The latest on abortion rights has led to comparisons between current events and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian novel and show.
The water crisis in Hawaii is the result of rampant negligence and a pattern of political and ethical failures seen across the country.
The opening of the first legalized safe consumption site in New York is allowing people who use drugs a safe place to consume drugs in the hopes of preventing overdoses.
Hundreds of thousands of people marched in over 650 organized events in support of reproductive rights, accelerated by the Texas abortion ban. Today, Kholiswa shares more about the history of reproductive justice and its role in a more equitable future.
Over the past year, the global pandemic has highlighted the vast racial disparities in medical treatment in the U.S. Many of its elements are more subtle; difficult to see if you don’t experience it first-hand. But some are more blatant – like racial correction factors. In medicine, equations and algorithms can often be used to diagnose or screen patients. Racial correction factors are when physicians adjust the measurements or risk calculations for patients based on their race. Despite the fact that race is a social construct, many medical providers hold on to the idea of race as a biological variable. This has a severe, sometimes fatal impact on people of color.