Judy Lubin, an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University, says that current research shows that over 50 percent of a community’s health is determined by social factors. For instance, recent studies stress that one’s neighborhood is a strong determinant of well-being. The difference in life expectancy between St. Louis’s […]
NPR Marketplace: Smartphones Play Crucial Role For Black Lives Matter
Demonstrations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement continued through the weekend in cities all over the country. As they marched in — and sometimes blocked — streets, protesters used smartphones to organize, communicate, and document what was happening, as it was happening. Sociologist Judy Lubin said smartphones make the protest movement more accessible. “What […]
KCBS San Francisco: Tipping Point on Ending Police Killings of Blacks?
Dr. Lubin comments on the president’s remarks and police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN.
Reflecting on Dallas and a Black Lives Matter Protest at the White House
Reflecting on Dallas and a Black Lives Matter protest that that I decided to join as I left dinner last night. I didn’t know it was happening but as I was heading to my car I saw people marching to the White House. As I stood with others chanting, shooting video, and listening to the […]
Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Ruling Will Help Close Racial Gaps in Health Care Coverage
The Supreme Court’s decision in the King v. Burwell decision is a victory for the millions of Americans who need financial assistance to afford health insurance coverage. As a result of the 6–3 ruling, nearly 6.4 million Americans who receive subsidies to purchase health care plans through healthcare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance marketplace (or […]