Category: Urban Studies

Reflections on the Cuban International Conference on Hygiene and Epidemiology: Building Bridges of Cooperation with Latin America

“The neighborhood…should be the crucial entry point for policy-making and health intervention.” by Henry Louis Taylor, 2016 The Havana confab brought together public health and social scientists from sixteen different Latin American countries, and focused on three interrelated themes: the social determinants of health; food security and nutrition, and the prevention and control of disease. During the

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In Baltimore and Across the Country, Black Faces in High Places Haven’t Helped Average Black People

Electing African-American political leaders has done little to alleviate the suffering of Black America By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor , 2016 This year marks the 50th anniversary of many of the most significant events of the Black Freedom Struggle of the 1960s. Two years ago, we celebrated the March on Washington; last year we recognized the 1964

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How Flint, Ferguson and Baltimore are all connected

By Emily Badger, 2016 Flint, Ferguson, New Orleans and Baltimore — cities now inseparable from the national news stories centered there — became calamities for separate reasons. One was a natural disaster (made worse by human error), another a wholly man-made crisis. The two others began with police violence, but in disparate settings: the newly impoverished suburbs and the long-distraught inner city. Flint

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