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The Impoverished History of Race And Nursing Homes

After exposés in the 1920s revealed the horrific conditions in existing “workhouses” for the impoverished older Americans and others, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal

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Residents at the Lemington Home were served lunch by University of Pittsburgh student and retiree volunteers in the early 2000s.

Why Medicaid’s racism drove historically Black nursing home bankrupt

By Wallace Roberts Contributing Writer Part II PITTSBURGH, Penn. (The Crisis/New America Media) — On July 4, 1883, the Lemington Home for the Aged opened

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By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Most non-medical HIV health care workers earned a “D” when surveyed on the science and treatment of the virus, according to a new ...
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By Sandra Jordan Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your ...
President Obama looks at a selfie with restaurant staff at Charmington’s Café in North Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 15. The president stopped at the restaurant to promote his proposal to guarantee paid sick leave for American workers.  (Pete Souza/The White House
Obama proposes plan for paid family leave
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — President Obama has signed a directive which allows agencies to provide six weeks of advanced sick leave for federal employees ...
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(Special to the NNPA from The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint) — It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things ...
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(Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times) – Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day ...
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For big problems, like obesity in America, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” Walking to school has always been good exercise for kids but now it’s ...

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