Single-parent family major factor in widening disparities

Last Updated by Ann Carnahan Espinola on

Angel Castro’s days teeter between determination and desperation. She is 28, impoverished, scarred from a chaotic childhood and adolescence, raising two young children alone.

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Health gains for African Americans and Latinos lag far behind whites

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Lucero Barrios is Latina and a new mother – circumstances that place her squarely in a group of people affected by a shocking reality in Colorado: A Hispanic baby born in this state is 63 percent more likely than a white baby to die in the first year of life. LE and IM charts

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Disappearing pathway to middle class

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In the 1960s, the giant CF&I steel plant on the southern end of Pueblo was the economic driving engine and racial equalizer for Colorado’s southernmost major city.

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Untreated: Steep Costs for Mentally ill Inmates

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In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.

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Social progress from civil rights movement lost

Last Updated by Burt Hubbard, Ann Carnahan Espinola on

By some of the most important measures of social progress, black and Latino residents of Colorado have lost ground compared to white residents in the decades since the civil rights movement.

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Black Round Table Issues Strategies for Retaking Lost Ground

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They range from simple strategies such as reading to children daily, taking time to walk a mile and opening savings accounts to comprehensive campaigns to restore budget cuts to public education and to eliminate grocery story food deserts in low-income neighborhoods.

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Colorado Black Round Table Hosts Gaining Ground Summit this Weekend

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After month-long church and community discussions addressing disparities faced by Colorado’s black residents, the Colorado Black Round Table is convening its “gaining ground” summit this weekend to chart a course toward progress.

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Black Round Table Targets Inequities Exposed by I-News’ Losing Ground

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The Colorado Black Round Table's second annual Gaining Ground summit targeted inequities experienced by the state's black residents in education, health care, criminal justice and family incomes, as compared to the state's white residents.

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Racial Disparities Exist in Denver Police Shootings, I-News Inquiry Finds

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A black Denver resident is three times more likely than a white resident to be shot by law enforcement. Latino residents are nearly twice as likely to be shot.

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