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Data shows increased rates of preterm babies born to African American women-- this may be the result of stress caused by racism, say some experts

Studies show stress from racism affects newborn health

A growing number of scientific studies show that racism experienced by women of color, particularly black women, can affect the health of their future children in many ways. Racism can lead to an increased likelihood...
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High-ranking African American cop comes to Magnus’ defense in discrimination trial

In their first full day presenting their defense, attorneys representing Police Chief Chris Magnus, former Deputy Chief Lori Ritter and the city of Richmond called to the stand an African American police captain who praised...
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Testimony in discrimination suit highlights Richmond promotion demographics

In court on Thursday, Jonathan Matthews, attorney for plaintiff Lieutenant Cleveland Brown in the racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Richmond and Chief of Police Chris Magnus, continued with questioning Magnus about his actions...
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and Council member Jeff Ritterman listen to findings from a recently completed fair housing test. Ritterman said the City "meant business" when it came to rooting out housing discrimination. (photo by: Alexis Kenyon)

Test suggests discrimination against African Americans in search of rental housing

A local housing attorney painted a disheartening picture of racial discrimination in Richmond at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, making a case that potential African American renters routinely received rental terms and conditions that were...