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Racial Bias Uncovered in Kidney Transplantation System: Thousands of Black Patients Prioritized After Years of Waiting

Five years ago, Arlette Ebanks experienced severe kidney pain that she believed suggested a criminal need for a transplant. Her doctors disagreed, but the 52-year-old Northeast, D.C., resident, and mother of two who worked for the Department of Transportation for more than half of her life until her deteriorating health landed her on permanent disability, had grown ever more anxious as health care providers attempted various measures of maintenance.

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2024 Jazz Appreciation Month in Historic Leimert Park Village and Beyond

     Spring is an amazing season of renewal. The days are longer, and the weather is more pleasant. This is an idea time to get outside to celebrate and enjoy the season of Spring. This is also a friendly reminder to dust off your dancing shoes in preparation for outdoor concerts, events and festival. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, festival season is in bloom!

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