Black Health Matters
Reporting the Medical Disparities and Untold Stories of Baltimore’s Largest HBCU
Over the course of the academic year, The Spokesman will report on the disparities in healthcare for the Black community from Maryland’s largest HBCU. The series will explore medical racism, the contentious relationship between the Black community and hospitals, how COVID-19 has exacerbated Black health issues, and the barriers between Black students and medical school.
For one MSU student, nursing is a family affair
Morgan State’s nursing program admitted its largest cohort of students. Meet one of its rising stars and the mother who inspired her.
The nursing field, known for being dominated by White women is making space for a growing population. Black men.
While diversity in the nursing industry is growing, Black nurses make up less than 16 percent of the field and Black men make up even less.
Why Black Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer at Higher Rates than White Women
There is a 2.6 percent chance a woman will die from breast cancer. Black women make up a large portion of that small percentage, with a 40 percent higher death rate.
Racism is the public health crisis, covid-19 is the symptom experts say
Local governments are beginning to declare racism as a public health emergency
Black distrust for modern medicine drives movement to holistic health
Maryland’s naturopathic doctors connect increasing natural health interest in the Black community to longstanding racial discrimination in healthcare and the cultural use of “home remedies.”
Morgan State welcomes back more than 10 percent of its student body nearly 1 year after going fully remote
Last semester, Morgan State President David Wilson received an influx of requests from students seeking residence on campus and with only 300 slots to give, he was forced to turn students away. But this semester, the university is scrambling to fill vacancies after more than doubling its slots.
As coronavirus variants circulate Baltimore, the vaccine debate persists within the Black community
The Black community remains hesitant to take the vaccine after a long history of medical negligence.