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Dorsey High School YBMG – YOUNG BLACK MEN’S GROUP Empowers and Uplifts Black Male Students
December 15, 2022
Since the 1970’s when the student population at Dorsey High School became majority Black, this outstanding learning institution has consistently provided a supportive climate and atmosphere for Black students. ... read more »
COMMENTARY: Collision Course (Part 2)
November 23, 2022
“Although I have no personal knowledge of when Dr. King died, I fully support the research of Dr. William Pepper, who has established that King's life was terminated at the hospital. His research came through a credible witness, Johnton Shelby, whose mother personally witnessed the event. According to these sources, King did not die immediately, but shortly after being shot and transported to the hospital, when he was smothered to death with a pillow by the head surgeon, Dr. Breen Bland.” — Phillip F. Nelson, author of “Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King,” in an interview with Our Weekly. ... read more »
Great American Smokeout Takes Place Nov. 17 and It’s Never Too Late to Stop
November 17, 2022
With the Great American Smokeout taking place Nov. 17, it’s important to understand that smoking can have a severe and detrimental effect on one’s health, including being the primary cause of lung cancer, a potentially deadly disease. ... read more »
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Oct 19 Webinar: How Black Men Can Prevent Stroke & Dementia Later in Life
October 14, 2022
Many people with high blood pressure know they could be at risk for stroke and heart attack. However, too many people, still struggle to get their blood pressure under control. ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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