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‘We are in a state of emergency’: What’s behind the rising suicide rate among Black kids

Today, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Black children ages 10 to 19. And that rate is rising faster for them than for any other racial or ethnic group.

By Liz Tung/WHYY

VA patients of color less likely to be prescribed blood thinners for a common cardiac issue, study shows

Researchers found that Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native patients were less likely to receive newer and more effective — and now standard-of-care — blood thinners.

By Sojourner Ahebee/WHYY

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NFL judge: Lawyers for Black players can join mediation

The lawyers have challenged the settlement’s use of “race-norming” in dementia testing since 2018.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

A stark racial divide on vaccinations leaves many at risk as Pa. reopens

As the state eases distancing and mask mandates, health officials are still failing to successfully vaccinate communities that have been disadvantaged from the start.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Philadelphia health commissioner resigns over mishandling of MOVE bombing remains

In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said he learned of a “very disturbing incident” in which Thomas Farley had bombing victims’ remains cremated and disposed of, rather than returning them to the family.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

‘We are not subjects of study!’: Protesters march on Penn Museum to decry handling of MOVE remains

Bones thought to have belonged to two girls killed in the 1985 bombing were stored at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for decades through a muddled chain of custody.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Why Black and Latino people still lag on COVID vaccines — and how to fix it

Vaccination rates for Black and Latino people in Philadelphia are still half what they are for whites.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Foundation grant aids Pittsburgh’s Black opera landmark

The Richard King Mellon Foundation announced it was awarding $500,000 to efforts to restore the National Negro Opera Company House.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA