Racism runs through it: Examining the sexual and reproductive health experience of Black women in the South,” Health Affairs, Vol. 41, No. 2, February 2022

“This article presents findings of a collaborative study by a research team and a reproductive justice organization to understand Black women’s concerns with sexual and reproductive health services and highlight how racism, both structural and individual, influenced their reproductive health care access, utilization, and experience.”

The #SchomburgSyllabus is an archive of new and recent educational resources relating to Black studies, movements, and experiences connected to the Schomburg Center’s collections.

Even though the current administration established the first White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, the President’s “new environmental strategy to tackle this problem will be colorblind: Race will not be a factor in deciding where to focus efforts.”  Reporter

Making the Two New Jerseys One: Closing the $300,000 Racial Wealth Gap in the Garden State

This New Jersey Institute for Social Justice report documents the state’s racial and economic inequities, disparities “created by design – by our institutions, our public policies and through social exclusion and violence” in housing and homeownership, jobs and workplace benefits, unequal access to intergenerational wealth-building assets, and student loans–and proposes solutions, including the study of reparations.

Exploring Black History Month

The Princeton Public Library compiled this collection of resources about Black History Month and black history in general.

Revival of The Emancipator, the first abolitionist newspaper in the United States

“Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and The Boston Globe are collaborating to resurrect and reimagine The Emancipator, the first abolitionist newspaper in the United States, founded more than 200 years ago. By putting academic expertise into conversation with lived experiences, we showcase missing and underamplified voices — past and present — and what they reveal about the way forward.”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Educational Resources

This New Jersey Department of Education website “provides a wide range of resources that can be used to develop curricula, facilitate professional learning and engage community stakeholders in conversations on incorporating diversity and inclusion throughout the kindergarten through twelfth grade learning environment and features lessons, activities and resources.”

Lifting the Veil

Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, authors of If These Stones Could Talk, use their new podcast to tell the truth about African-American history.

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum Oral Histories

The website of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum hosts the oral history recordings that share the stories of people who descended from African American pioneers who settled in the Sourland Mountain region. The oral histories will also be available to the public at the museum’s listening stations.

“Historical Redlining Is Associated with Present-Day Air Pollution Disparities in U.S. Cities,” Haley M. Lane, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Julian D. Marshall, and Joshua S. Apte, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, March, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.1c01012

Study of how redlining relates to present-day intraurban air pollution disparities in 202 U.S. cities. “Our findings illustrate how redlining, a nearly 80-year-old racially discriminatory policy, continues to shape systemic environmental exposure disparities in the United States.”

In 2020, Wells Fargo rejected nearly half its Black applicants for a mortgage refinance, TheRealDeal, March 13, 2022

According to a Bloomberg News analysis, Wells Fargo approved only 47% of its African American applicants for home refinance, who were approved 71% of the time by all other lenders, while approving almost three-quarters of those sent in by white applicants in 2020.