America’s year of hunger: how children and people of color suffered most

Poverty, Threats

America’s year of hunger: how children and people of color suffered most

Investigation of a year’s worth of data reveals the scale of America’s hunger and food insecurity crisis during a year of Covid-19

Black families in the US have gone hungry at two to three times the rate of white families over the course of the pandemic, according to new analysis which suggests political squabbling over Covid aid exacerbated a crisis that left millions of children without enough to eat.

An investigation into food poverty by the Guardian and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University found gaping racial inequalities in access to adequate nutrition that threatens the long-term prospects of a generation of Black and brown children.

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Fighting in Disguise: The unspoken female soldiers of Gettysburg

Civil War, Threats

Fighting in Disguise: The unspoken female soldiers of Gettysburg

We don’t often talk about girl power when discussing the Civil War. This is because military accomplishments are typically dominated by men — in the past and the present. So, as history continues to overshadow women’s contributions, it’s not surprising that most people aren’t aware of the numerous female soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg — and in the Civil War as a whole.

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Lessons Learned From a Year of Closed Schools

Education, Policies

Lessons Learned From a Year of Closed Schools

An outbreak at a senior home, which would ultimately be linked to at least 37 deaths, had already shuttered three schools in the 24,000-student district for deep cleaning, the central office was inundated with calls and emails from frantic parents and school staff reporting potential new exposures and more than 20% of students had stopped coming in at all.

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5 Examples of How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Save Lives

Health, Policies

5 Examples of How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Save Lives

William Bruce Cameron once famously wrote, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” And in today’s data-centric business landscape, maxims like this can be necessary reminders that it’s not the data that really matters, it’s what we do with it. But the parallel between what counts and what can be counted can sometimes converge – especially when it comes to healthcare data analysis. So here are five cases where healthcare data insight has led to meaningful action.

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power

State War, Threats

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power

The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil — and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous — from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.

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