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E.L.A.M., a medical school on the outskirts of Havana, offers international students who pledge to practice in underserved areas a chance to pursue medicine without incurring catastrophic debt.Photograph by Adalberto Roque / AFP / Getty

Why African-American Doctors Are Choosing to Study Medicine in Cuba

By Editors' Choice

A school in Havana is offering students who pledge to practice in underserved areas a chance to pursue medicine without incurring catastrophic debt. NOTE: If it wasn’t for the close relationship that the Late Rev Lucius Walker had with Fidel Castro, it would have been very difficult for this program to come into existence. — SEA By Anakwa Dwamena, The New York Times — In the countryside of western Havana,…

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6.13.18 Town Hall – Are Safe Drug Injection Sites Safe for the Black Community?

Town Hall Meeting – Are Safe Drug Injection Sites Safe for the Black Community?

By Events

WED.JUNE.13 (Philadelphia, PA) — A Community Town Hall Meeting: Are Safe Drug Injection Sites Safe for the Black Community? The Issue: Mayor Jim Kenny, District Attorney Larry Krasner and drug policy reform advocates are promoting the idea of creating sites where drug users can take drugs under medical supervision. They believe this will reduce the harm that drug users might inflict on the community. Those who are opposed to safe injection sites, including States Attorney General Josh Shapiro, warn that this is simply encouraging rather than discouraging people to use drugs. We invite you to attend/participate in a Town Hall Meeting to hear about and discuss this very important issue.

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Group shot of storytellers at TMI Project's inaugural #blackstoriesmatter performance, which debuted on March 25, 2017 at the Pointe of Praise Church in Kingston, NY. Photo courtesy of TMI Project.

Why Black Stories Matter: They Build Empathy and Heal Trauma

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Isabelle Morrison — When she was growing up, Rachel Bailey was taught that only rich, self-indulgent White people suffered from mental health issues. Black people were supposed to be tougher. Although she remembers struggling with what was later diagnosed as bipolar disorder since she was 4 years old, it wasn’t until age 34 that she began to seek treatment, checking herself into a psychiatric ward after a…

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Sugar Slavery

The Bitter Truth About Big Sugar’s Caribbean Colonialism

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Natalie Hopkinson — I awoke each morning dead tired, and often parched. I was going to the restroom constantly. My doctor did some blood work and delivered the dreaded news: My A1C levels were in the danger zone. Like 1 in 3 Americans, up to 90 percent of whom don’t know it, I was what she called “prediabetic.” My body was struggling to process sugar. I had to eat less…

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Status of Drug Policy Reform in the Era of Trump — November 13th Edition of Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

Topics: Reflections on the Drug Policy Alliance International Conference and the Status of Drug Policy Reform in the Era of Trump. Guests: Ethan Nadelmann, Co-Founder and Former Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY, Rev. Kenny Glasgow, National President/Founder, The Ordinary Peoples Society (TOPS), Dothan, Alabama, Susan Burton, Acclaimed Author and President/Founder of A New Way of Life, Los Angeles, CA, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY

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