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NYC Commission on Human Rights to Probe Drug Testing of New Parents
McSilver’s COO weighed in as the NYC Commission on Human Rights announced an investigation into maternal drug testing practices at several NYC hospitals.
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Black Spartacus Book Talk: Sudhir Hazareesingh and Peniel Joseph
NYU McSilver co-sponsored a discussion by 2 leading historians about Toussaint Louverture, the most prominent Haitian Revolution leader.
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McSilver Institute Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election
“The American people have spoken, and the results are historic,” began the NYU McSilver Institute’s statement on November 7, 2020.
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Study: Self-Reported Suicide Attempts Rising In Black Teens As Other Groups Decline

Adding to what is known about the growing crisis of suicide among American teens, a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends during the period of 1991-2017, among Black high school students, in particular. Their findings were published in the November 2019 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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