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Black Women Do Breastfeed, Despite Intense Systemic Barriers in the US

By Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Truthout | News Analysis

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

Despite the best efforts of Black Women Do Breastfeed, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association and others, a racial gap in breastfeeding rates persists in the US, largely owing to centuries of stigma, an absence of systemic support and lack of affirmative images of Black breastfeeding women.

Research shows that children can suffer lead poisoning from lower levels of exposure than previously believed dangerous. Although the EPA agreed to initiate new standards for assessing lead-related dangers back in 2009, advocates say the federal government has dropped the ball.

NASA Study Confirms Methane Pollution From Oil and Gas

Friday, 26 August 2016 00:00 By Pete Dronkers, Albuquerque Journal | Report

Last week, NASA released a follow-up study on its 2014 report that exposed a huge methane hotspot looming over the Four Corners. In the original report, NASA did not know what was causing this highly unusual density of methane pollution. The agency's latest report drilled deeper to find the source of the pollution: the oil and gas industry.

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The steady expansion of ADHD diagnosis and cognitive stimulant prescription has been driven by the profit-seeking educational projects of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2010, Americans spent $7 billion on ADHD drugs. By 2015 the amount spent had risen to $12.9 billion.

From #NoDAPL to #FreedomSquare: A Tale of Two Occupations

By Kelly Hayes, Truthout | News Analysis

The American empire required the erasure of Indigenous and Black humanity. Now both communities are standing up for self-determination -- against the contamination of Native land in North Dakota and for an alternative to the brutal police state in Chicago -- and finding common ground.

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Black Women Do Breastfeed, Despite Intense Systemic Barriers in the US

By Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Truthout | News Analysis

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

Despite the best efforts of Black Women Do Breastfeed, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association and others, a racial gap in breastfeeding rates persists in the US, largely owing to centuries of stigma, an absence of systemic support and lack of affirmative images of Black breastfeeding women.

Research shows that children can suffer lead poisoning from lower levels of exposure than previously believed dangerous. Although the EPA agreed to initiate new standards for assessing lead-related dangers back in 2009, advocates say the federal government has dropped the ball.

NASA Study Confirms Methane Pollution From Oil and Gas

Friday, 26 August 2016 00:00 By Pete Dronkers, Albuquerque Journal | Report

Last week, NASA released a follow-up study on its 2014 report that exposed a huge methane hotspot looming over the Four Corners. In the original report, NASA did not know what was causing this highly unusual density of methane pollution. The agency's latest report drilled deeper to find the source of the pollution: the oil and gas industry.

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  • Author 52377
  • Label Report
  • Related Content 10794,22656,37279
  • Disclaimer This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
  • FB description Last week, NASA released a follow-up study on its 2014 report that exposed a huge methane hotspot looming over the Four Corners.

The steady expansion of ADHD diagnosis and cognitive stimulant prescription has been driven by the profit-seeking educational projects of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2010, Americans spent $7 billion on ADHD drugs. By 2015 the amount spent had risen to $12.9 billion.

From #NoDAPL to #FreedomSquare: A Tale of Two Occupations

By Kelly Hayes, Truthout | News Analysis

The American empire required the erasure of Indigenous and Black humanity. Now both communities are standing up for self-determination -- against the contamination of Native land in North Dakota and for an alternative to the brutal police state in Chicago -- and finding common ground.