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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
[Read this article on Huffington Post] The ability to access quality health care services for the majority of the black population has been largely due to federal government policies and initiatives designed to address long-standing, systemic barriers to medical care for African Americans. As part of the White House’s Black History Month panel co-hosted by […]