Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Gentry with kids from the youth group at First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor on a visit to the monument at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich. Finally, I’d get the chance to know Gentry better. As one of the youth leaders of our church at the time, Gentry told...
What Racism Does to the Body

What Racism Does to the Body

What Racism Does to the Body Medical Science Is Solving a Mystery for a Physician Who Wondered for Years What Was Happening to Her Patients By TED HARTZELL BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – For years Dr. Pat Rush kept confronting a troubling mystery: Why did so many patients she...
Chronic Racism is Itself a Killer

Chronic Racism is Itself a Killer

Chronic Racism is Itself a Killer Lakeland Health Embarks on 3-year ‘Conversation’ to Help a Racially Polarized Community Understand the Latest Science By TED HARTZELL ST. JOSEPH, Mich.— Lynn Todman is serious about getting a message to the doctors, other front-line...
An Eye-Opening Moment

An Eye-Opening Moment

An Eye-Opening Moment How a Foundation and Health System Teamed Up to Fight the Local Scourge of High Rates of Disease, Early Death for Blacks By TED HARTZELL ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — “Lynn, it’s too much. Too many people are dying around Benton Harbor.” Lynn Todman...