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New Book Highlights Vital Role of Black Fathers
June 22, 2022
Parents and families are facing new challenges these days, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of father’s being involved in their children’s lives. ... read more »
New York Fund Apologizes for Role in Tuskegee Syphilis Study
June 16, 2022
For almost 40 years starting in the 1930s, as government researchers purposely let hundreds of Black men die of syphilis in Alabama so they could study the disease, a foundation in New York covered funeral expenses for the deceased. The payments were vital to survivors of the victims in a time and place ravaged by poverty and racism. ... read more »
Doctor Pledges to Save Black Men’s Lives During Men’s Health Month
June 1, 2022
As June marks Men’s Health Month in the United States, Dr. Denise Asafu-Adjei, director of male reproductive medicine and assistant professor of urology at Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine, is on a mission to educate and empower Black men. ... read more »
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Health Professionals Share Expert Advice at ‘Brothers, Can We Talk’  
May 5, 2022
Dedicated professionals of the Los Angeles African American medical community participated in the “Brothers Can We Talk” forum held on April 24, at Spa 313 Salon and Barbershop in Inglewood.  ... read more »
Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 
April 28, 2022
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.   ... read more »
Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd
February 17, 2022
A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights that it wasn't drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as “excited delirium'' that caused Floyd's death after officers pinned him to the pavement in May 2020. ... read more »
Earl Titus, Son-in-Law of Cong. Maxine Waters, Passes Away
January 19, 2022
U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) announced that her son-in-law, Earl Lynn Titus, the husband of her daughter, Karen Waters Titus, passed away on January 17, after a massive heart attack. ... read more »
Attorney General Reverses Jim Crow, Pro-Segregation Opinions
January 14, 2022
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws. ... read more »
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Ibram X. Kendi writing children’s story ‘Goodnight Racism’
January 14, 2022
The next book in Ibram X. Kendi's prolific and award-winning publishing career is a picture story with a hopeful message. ... read more »
Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants
January 14, 2022
Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. ... read more »
January 14: The George Leary,” First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895
January 14, 2022
January 14: The George Leary," First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895 ... read more »
Kimberlé Crenshaw Discusses ‘Intersectional Feminism’
January 13, 2022
Women's and Gender studies major Sara Hayet ’18 interviews Kimberlé Crenshaw about "Intersectional Feminism." Crenshaw served as the keynote speaker on Sept. 17, 2015, for the 30th anniversary of Women’s and Gender Studies at Lafayette. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Solange Knowles Opens Up About How She Turned Her Trauma , Rage and Anger into Her Art
January 13, 2022
Solange Knowles opens up about how she turned her trauma, rage and anger into her art ... read more / watch video »
Solange Knowles & Toyin Odutola discuss ‘inspiration’
January 13, 2022
In the final episode of the series in conjunction with EDITION Hotels, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and visual artist Toyin Odutola discuss the theme of 'Inspiration.' ... read more / watch video »
WATCH:15 Untold Black History Inventors Wasn’t Taught At School
January 13, 2022
Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the penicillin. Take a moment and look around. Do you see any inventions? Inventions are everywhere you look! Your computer, your clothes, your notebook, your furniture - inventions are all around you. An object may have been invented a long time ago, or it may be an improvement based on other inventions, but every man made object you see was originally an invention of some kind. ... read more / watch video »
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