This news has been received from: breitbart.com

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

Contact Newsletter-online.com: [NewsMag]

(Associated Press) Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

The “We Found Love” singer on Tuesday announced the donation to 18 climate justice organizations doing work in seven Caribbean nations and the United States.

They include the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Movement for Black Lives.

“Climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations facing the brunt of climate change,” Rihanna, who is from the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados, said in a statement. She noted that disparity is the reason her foundation, which is named after her grandparents, prioritizes both climate resilience and climate justice work.

The grants, made in partnership with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall philanthropic initiative, are focused on groups with female, LGBT, and Black and Indigenous leaders because their communities are at the greatest risk.

“Funders must build partnerships with grassroots organizations, acknowledging their deep understanding of what is necessary to achieve climate justice in their own communities,” Justine Lucas, Clara Lionel Foundation’s executive director, said in a statement.

News Source: breitbart.com

Tags: on the hill b inspired on the hill b inspired covid 1984 ukraine red handed investigation biden crime wave masters of the universe climate change movement for black lives rihanna said in a statement climate justice climate justice climate change

Pensioner in his 70s fighting for his life being attacked near famous London hotel, as suspect held by cops

Next News:

CVS exec: People deserve fair shot at being healthy

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun sees care disparities play out routinely as an emergency physician. She hopes her new role with CVS Health gives her more influence to fix those problems before they land patients in the hospital.

The Woonsocket, Rhode Island, company’s first chief health equity officer says she is focused on giving everyone a fair chance to be as healthy as possible, a task made easier by her employer’s broad reach. Millions of Americans do business daily with CVS Health’s drugstores, clinics, prescription processing and health insurance.

Khaldun wants to help CVS Health build trust and connect more people to routine care, all while still practicing medicine part time.

The 42-year-old former chief medical executive of Michigan is one of several chief health equity officers appointed by health care companies in the past year.

She spoke recently with The Associated Press. The conversation has been edited for clarity and length.

Q: How do health care disparities play out in the emergency room?

A: Particularly in Black and Hispanic communities, people are more likely to have underlying chronic conditions. They’re less likely to have access to a regular source of care. They’re more likely to live in poverty and have challenges taking their medications. By the time they get to me in the ER, they’re having a stroke and it’s too late.

Q: You plan to focus on culturally competent care delivery. What’s an example?

A: Plenty of data suggests that when care teams look like the communities that they serve or have similar experiences, you have better health outcomes. We are looking very closely at the diversity of our provider networks. It’s also thinking about how care is provided. Language, how important that is, preferred language, and what community we are in, what our products look like.

Q: Are there implicit biases in how care is provided?

A: As human beings … by nature of how our brains are designed, we tend to have bias. That does impact the way we make decisions. It’s historically marginalized communities not having their pain appropriately addressed. We know that women tend to not receive the same level of interventions and diagnosis of their cardiovascular issues as men.

Q: In some cases, bias leads to deep distrust. Can you chip away at that?

A: It takes time. People need to understand that the people who are serving them understand them, care and will listen. It’s being transparent about what you’re doing with their data, why you’re making decisions, what they can expect in the future.

Q: How will we know your job comes with real power to enact change?

A: The measure of success will be when we see these disparities closing, when we see community health improving. It’s really exciting to see all the emphasis on health equity. My hope is that this continues.

Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Other News

  • For lasting change, continued investment in BIPOC businesses is needed
  • Commentary | Opinion: Expanding the toolkit to make our communities safer
  • Sponsored Content | New homes take time and teamwork
  • Buffalo shooting: Bay Area communities hold vigils remembering victims of racist attack
  • BLM paid nearly $1 million to its co-founders baby daddy, roughly five times more than to the Trayvon Martin Foundation
  • Now is the time for bold investments in Asian Minnesotans
  • Can Burying Urban Highways Undo Decades of Racial Inequity?
  • Big Business Wins Again: Biden Climate Rules Will Hurt Small Companies Most
  • Celtics co-owner donates $2M to protect Florida manatees
  • Black Lives Matter claims it has NO in-house staff and has failed to make their IRS filings public for six years despite receiving $90 million in donations in 2020
  • Buffalo Mass Shooter 'Cut And Pasted' Earlier Manifestos: NJ Prosecutor
  • Tax Filings Reveal BLM Co-founder Patrisse Cullors Lavish Charity Spending
  • AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter has $42 million in assets
  • 3 NJ Communities Considered 'Deplorable' By Buffalo Mass Shooter: Reports
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as traffic deaths soar
  • Overwhelmed health departments are hard-pressed to spend Covid cash for underserved
  • Here and Now: Feurtado brothers discuss their foundation to help build communities
  • Humanity has to build a world bound by love and powered by popular sovereignty: Jeremy Corbyn
  • Biden administration announces more than $250 million in new grants to redevelop contaminated sites across America