Black community

‘Same Game, Different Smokers’ Opens in Anaheim

The MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center opened “Same Game, Different Smokers” to the public on July 7 and continues until August 24. The groundbreaking exhibit is an exploration of the troubling relationship the tobacco industry has had with the Black community over the last 400+ years. 

Five Ways to Support Your Child’s Mental Health

During the recent virtual town hall titled “Mental Wealth: COVID’s Impact on Mental Health in the Black Community,” a panel of trusted doctors discussed insights into how parents and caregivers can support their children’s mental health during the pandemic and beyond.

Images That Changed Our View – 30 Years of Reflection

The video that captured the beating of Rodney King was profound in so many ways. For the very first time, the nation witnessed police brutality in a raw form as filmed, not by a member of the media, but rather from an average citizen. And marginalized communities of color now had evidence of what we had been saying for years – law enforcement used unlawful tactics and tended to target Black males and used excessive force without cause or care of discipline. The proof was there. The video was broadcast for all to see. Then came the trial and the acquittal of the officers. The date was April 29, 1992.

Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 

Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.  

Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 

A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.  

The Impact of COVID-19 on HBCUs and Black Students

In March 2020, when college campuses across the country closed and sent students home, many HBCUs continued to house hundreds of students who did not have homes to return to. Groups of students were stuck on campus without the funds to pay for transportation back to their home cities. This challenge was a byproduct of several students losing the jobs they used to help fund their education, along with loss of family income. Many students became both food and housing insecure without the critical resources that HBCUs often provide.