By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News About 12.7 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance through the federal and state marketplaces for 2016, the Obama administration said Thursday. Sign-ups in the third enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplaces—and the last that will be completed while President Barack Obama...
By Aamer Madhani and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY The Justice Department is suing the city of Ferguson in an attempt to forcibly overhaul the city’s troubled police and court operations, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday. The decision comes hours after city leaders sought to revise a long- negotiated settlement, citing...
By Yasmin Amer, CNN Two blocks away from the famous King Center in downtown Atlanta is a small brick building that tourists typically overlook. But in the 1950s, that little brick building reverberated with the messages of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders. The building was home...
By Leonard Greene, New York Daily News From New Hampshire to Harlem. Fresh off his likely win in the first presidential primary, White House hopeful Bernie Sanders is taking his upstart campaign uptown for a meeting Wednesday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to reports. The Vermont senator will break bread with...
Hillary for America announced Feb. 9, that Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton; and Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; will campaign for Hillary Clinton over the coming weeks. Maria Hamilton will be a guest of Clinton at the Milwaukee debate on February 11th. Some of the...
By Anemona Hartocollis, nytimes.com For thousands of college hopefuls, the stressful college admissions season is about to become even more fraught. The College Board, which makes the SAT, is rolling out a new test — its biggest redesign in a decade, and one of the most substantial ever. Chief among the changes,...
By T. R. Causay, blackdoctor.org Monday evening February 8, MarShawn M. McCarrel II, a “Black Lives Matter” activist, stood on the statehouse steps in Ohio and committed suicide, according to a Columbus Dispatch report. Reports are that he shot himself right on the front steps. There were no witnesses and that McCarrel was pronounced...
By Peter Holley, washingtonpost.com A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate that blames the mentally ill 19-year-old for causing the officer “extreme emotional trauma.” Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit was filed Friday and offers the first public...
In case you missed it, Monday, the White House hosted a dance workshop in honor of Black History Month which included a dance workshop with 51 young ladies from the Washington, DC area. The workshops were led by iconic dancers including Debbie Allen (African dance), Fatima Robinson (Hip Hop),...
By Greater Than AIDS Your favorite HIV docs are back – and just in time for Valentine’s Day! This latest installment of the popular Greater Than AIDS YouTube series #AskTheHIVDoc is “All about PrEP!” Because HIV should never stand in the way of LOVE! Top HIV docs Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Dr....