Game Changer
A blog dedicated to ideas, public policies and the work of our nonprofit partners that are game changing.

Join us on a journey through DC’s Chinatown community

August 31, 2018
By Kendra Allen

On October 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., CHF and Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and Development invite you to visit the Chinatown neighborhood with us to learn from community members about their histories, their lived experiences of displacement, and their aspirations for their families, communities and the District.

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Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Maternal Mortality in the District of Columbia

July 24, 2018
By Temi F. Bennett, Esq.

The District of Columbia has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country. Seventy-five percent of the maternal deaths recorded by D.C. health officials between 2014 and 2016 were of Black women. Maternal mortality is a health crisis for Black women, but rarely do we address root causes. Much of our focus is on access.

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Racism cannot be separated from capitalism

May 30, 2018
By Yanique Redwood

It is not a coincidence that African-American neighborhoods have lower land values, fewer resources and poorer health outcomes. These were intentional actions, and these wrongs were never rectified. Yanique Redwood responds to a lawsuit filed by attorney Aristotle Theresa against the District of Columbia alleging racism is embedded in the District’s housing policies.

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