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Latinx Health Care: Lost in Translation

By Lizeth Vela and Samantha Rosengard, Urban Health Media Project  “Cuídate, cuídate, por favor, abuelita; yo puedo ayudarle,” Alicia Cole told the elderly woman in the hospital bed next to her. “Be careful, please, grandma; I can help you.” Cole was in a California hospital recovering from surgical complications and the woman sharing her...

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Ethics Policy

Editorial Independence Policy The mission of the Urban Health Media Project is to help high school students from diverse backgrounds and under-resourced communities in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore produce multimedia stories about health and social issues that are often overlooked in their communities. We will always be transparent about any funders covered in our...

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Covering racism, health disparities in the headlines

Students learn about reporting on structural racism and health   By Jayne O'Donnell August 30, 2020 Like the protests around the country, the Urban Health Media Project zeroed in on racial discrimination this summer.  We held a series of eight workshops with nine students from Washington, D.C.,  Baltimore, California and Massachusetts. They heard from...

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Charleston Black history museum to provide context for racial protests

Charleston Black history museum to provide context for racial protests   By Jayne O'Donnell and Amora Campbell, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts June 30, 2020   CHARLESTON, S.C. – Amid COVID-19, protests against police brutality and the fifth anniversary of the mass killing of churchgoers here, a museum focused on the roots of...

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As black teen suicide rises, more resources and awareness needed

As black teen suicide rises, more resources and awareness needed   By Sierra Lewter, Louis Steptoe, Rhea Warren, Davon Harris and Berri Wilmore Artwork by Pooja Singh, UHMP graphics and social media coordinator June 15, 2020   Aabrielle Spear’s first thoughts of suicide came shortly after getting bullied in kindergarten. As a young girl...

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Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection

Isolation offers chance for quiet reflection Photos by Breyanna Dabney Photos & text by Breyanna Dabney and Amaya Murillo May 13, 2020    Breyanna Dabney is 16 years old. She is currently in 11th grade at Perry Hall High School. She is a student athlete -- she plays soccer and track for her school...

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Art in the time of Covid-19

Art in the time of Covid-19   By Reggie Payne, University of the District of Columbia May 13, 2020   This painting is a piece of symbolism that depicts the control COVID 19 has taken over the world. Much like the virus has consumed the planet and gained control, the octopus has taken control...