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Promising cancer treatment can save lives. Rural Americans don’t have easy access to it.

Suzanne BeHanna initially turned down an experimental but potentially lifesaving cancer treatment. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/lifesaving-cancer-treatment-reach-rural-people-rcna44281 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you….

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Juneteenth is at risk of losing its meaning

Juneteenth is meant to acknowledge Black emancipation from enslavement, but there’s a risk it could turn into just another day off, defined more by road…

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Wage gap between CEOs and US workers jumped to 670-to-1 last year, study finds

Report on 300 top US companies found CEOs making an average of $10.6m, with the median worker getting $23,968 The wage gap between chief executives…

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Posted in ! #Headlines #California #Health #Newsfeed #People #TwoAmericas pandemic

L.A. County sees a Latino mortality rate increase of 48 percent during pandemic

New data shows the mortality rate for Latinos in Los Angeles County rose by 48 percent during the Covid-19 pandemic, more than any other ethnic…

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A white man got probation for voting fraud. A Black woman faced six years in prison for an error

In several prominent cases, Black people got harsher sentences for unintentional voting errors than whites who committed fraud In the late summer of 2020, Bruce…

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Posted in ! #Headlines #Education #Money #Newsfeed #People #Political #Poverty #TwoAmericas college

Yale Law School to cover lowest-income students’ tuition: report

Yale Law School will reportedly cover full tuition for its lowest-income students starting next fall in an effort to increase diversity and make degrees more…

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Racism and the roots of conservative philanthropy in the US

How a backlash against racial liberalism led to the rise of a philanthropy that discourages discussions on race. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/2/17/racism-and-the-roots-of-conservative-philanthropy-in-the-us Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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“Treated like a backyard”: pipeline violates civil rights, say Brooklynites

Residents have been protesting National Grid’s pipeline, which bypasses wealthier, whiter Brooklyn areas, since 2020 At first glance, the construction along the Brooklyn streets appeared…

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Posted in ! #Headlines #CoronaVirus #Money #Newsfeed #Politics #Poverty #TwoAmericas covid19 pandemic

Cost of masks and tests deepens a pandemic wedge between the haves and the have-nots

In recent weeks, Americans have discovered that the financial costs of the pandemic — masks, rapid tests and more — are increasingly falling on their…

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Trump blames Democrats, not Republicans, for vaccine hesitancy

Former President Trump is blaming Democrats for the hesitancy of some Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The former president in an interview … Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/571932-trump-blames-democrats-for-some-americans-vaccine-hesitancy Droolin’ Dog…

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Vaccine mandates exacerbate class divide

Corporate America’s patchwork approach to vaccine requirements is deepening the pandemic’s class divides. Why it matters: New cases of coronavirus, driven by the Delta variant,…

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Journalism’s two Americas

There’s a sharp divide in American journalism between haves and have-nots. While national journalists covering tech and politics on the coasts reap the benefits of…

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Ban Mansions

Individual choices about consumption won’t solve the climate crisis alone. But for the richest among us, some forms of polluting pleasure are going to have…

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Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccination rate hits 70 percent

Approximately 70 percent of adults in Oregon have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state’s health department said Friday.  Source:…

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‘Two Americas’: Aid groups prepare for more women needing to cross state lines for abortions

Organizations are strategizing for the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and a future where even more women seek financial and logistical…

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‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant spreads and vaccination rates drop

Biden’s 70% vaccination target by Fourth of July likely to fall short as efforts to entice people to get shots have lost their initial impact…

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Posted in ! #Headlines #CivilRights #Equality #Newsfeed #People #Racism #TwoAmericas Chicago

How Chicago’s affordable housing system perpetuates city’s long history of segregation

Government backed affordable housing in Chicago has largely been confined to majority Black neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty, a design that has perpetuated the…

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The Water Crisis in Mississippi America Can’t Afford to Ignore

Right now, Calandra Davis’ water pressure is too low to take a shower. When she turns on her sinks, the water comes out at a…

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The dystopian roots of the concept of “Meritocracy”

Meritocracy is one of those things that sounds innocuous enough on the surface (hard work pays off! everyone gets rewarded proportionately according to their abilities!),…

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The FCC Just Authorized a $3.2 Billion Dollar Program Meant To Bring Low-Income Americans Online

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted late Thursday to adopt the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program—a $3.2 billion dollar initiative meant to lower the cost of…

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Posted in ! #Headlines #CivilRights #Government #History #Newsfeed #Political #Politics #Racism #TwoAmericas slavery

America, the big lie

American unity has always come at the price of Black people’s lives and freedom. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/2/8/america-the-big-lie Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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Posted in ! #Headlines #CoronaVirus #Kids #Newsfeed #Political #Politico #Politics #Poverty #Trending #TwoAmericas covid19

Dems try to shoehorn major child poverty reduction plan into Covid bill

Congressional Democrats will try to insert a major child poverty reduction proposal into their Covid relief package when it comes up for consideration in the…

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