Fragments from a Courageous Conversation

Fragments from a Courageous Conversation

Don Campbell / HP staff Trish Adams, left, and Dana Humes, right, join “Tiger Moms” as they serve the Benton Harbor High School varsity football team a pre-game meal of chicken, pasta, garlic bread, fruit, and dessert Friday, October 9, 2015, at Benton...
‘White Saviors? — or Just Well-Meaning?

‘White Saviors? — or Just Well-Meaning?

Benton Harbor head coach Elliot Uzelac speaks with his team after practice on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 in Benton Harbor, Mich. (Bryan Bennett | MLive.com) Story of Black Team’s Miracle Turnaround Provokes Myriad Feelings During a ‘Courageous Conversation’ ST. JOSEPH,...
Talking, in Black and White

Talking, in Black and White

Health Officer Britten Says Candid Talk about Race Can Spark Empathy and Action to Fix Health Inequities BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Most adults in the U.S. probably know about “The Talk” black parents have with their teenage sons. This is the protective advice designed to...
Closing ‘The Death Gap’

Closing ‘The Death Gap’

Chicago Epidemiologist Coaches Michigan Healthcare System on How to Confront the Health Effects Bred by Structural Racism BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Dr. David Ansell likes to say he practiced internal medicine for decades along “one street” but in “two worlds.” The street...