Category Archives: Race

African-Americans, Vaccines and a History of Suspicion

A good parent is not sure what to believe. On one side, doctors tell us vaccinations are safe and necessary for our children. They’ve been in existence for hundreds of years, most people get them and they are credited with eradicating diseases and saving lives. On the other side are numerous horror stories involving vaccinated… Read More »

Black doctors earn less than White doctors

African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report. Approximately 19,200 physicians across 26 areas of medicine were asked questions about annual compensation, race, gender, geography and job satisfaction. The report, detailed by CBS News, revealed that African-American doctors are less likely to… Read More »

Communities Work to Build Understanding 25 Years After LA Riots

When a video made headlines last month appearing to show an Asian store manager pinning down a black customer he had accused of shoplifting, Hyepin Im’s heart sank. “I said, ‘Oh shit,’” Im, president and founder of Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD), a national nonprofit, told NBC News. For some, that cellphone video from… Read More »

From controversy to empowerment: the history of black dolls

From the 1890s to the 1930s in Macon, Georgia, a black handyman named Leo Moss was a pioneer of black dolls. He painted doll faces black with chimney soot and had his wife design their clothes. Their paper-maché heads were made out of scrap pieces of wallpaper he collected on odd jobs he did for… Read More »