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Vicente Ramón Guerrero Saldaña, the first Black President of Mexico

Our Neighbor to the South Played a Big Role in Ending Slavery and Setting Up the Path to the Civil War in the United States

Mexico’s Immigration and Slavery Problem


Image of a small electronic paper display being held by a thumb and forefinger, displaying a news tweet from the AP
Image of a small electronic paper display being held by a thumb and forefinger, displaying a news tweet from the AP

Some code from here and there, a very small computer and a small e-paper screen, and you get a nice little breaking news notification machine.

What you need

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W (or WH). If you get the W, then you’ll have to do some soldering. No big deal.
  • Pimoroni Inky PHAT
  • 5V mini-USB power supply for the Raspberry
  • Micro SD card of at least 8GB capacity

Initial Raspberry Pi Set Up

  • Install…

Image of an anatomy textbook with illustrations of the human body and text describing the human body and other concepts
Image of an anatomy textbook with illustrations of the human body and text describing the human body and other concepts
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Many concepts you learned in school — but have probably forgotten — have come together to begin the end of the pandemic


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Photo by Obie Fernandez on Unsplash

Scientific discussions are going up against cultural debates, and people can’t tell the difference between the two.

No, I’m Not Being Elitist


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The red dot in April 2015 indicates the date of the murder of Freddie Gray.

An epidemic of homicides started in Baltimore in 2015 and continues without signs of slowing down.

The Personal Characteristics


America’s unjust status quo threatens the intervention we need most

An African American child is receiving an oral vaccine as they are held by their mother.
An African American child is receiving an oral vaccine as they are held by their mother.
A nurse administers the polio vaccine to an infant patient at the Well-Baby Clinic in DeKalb County, Georgia, 1977. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images


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CDC needs a Reboot, not a Sequel

The World’s Public Health Protector Needs a Reboot of Sorts


Once you do statistics by hand, you understand the concepts a little bit better.


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Our most precious resource is about to go back to school in the middle of a pandemic.

I’m not saying you should or should not. All I’m saying is that you better dot your T’s and cross your I’s.


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Rene F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology. Associate at JHSPH. Adjunct at George Mason Univ. Epidemiologist at a large County Health Department. Father. Husband.

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