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Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
State Dropping $15 M on Sickle Cell Care Helps Blacks, Others Living With Blood Disorder
December 19, 2019
The state will also use the funding to staff up on SCD specialists as well as to train clinicians to recognize and treat SCD complications experienced by patients of the debilitating genetic disorder. ... read more »
Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America
October 17, 2019
BNC, which officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV. The network already has commitments for carriage in major African American hubs like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Black Press of America Awards Courageous Leaders
September 19, 2019
The 2019 honorees are the Honorable Karen Bass, U.S. Representative (D-CA); the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative (D-MD); the Honorable Bobby Scott, U.S. Representative (D-VA); the Honorable Bennie Thompson, U.S. Representative (D-MS); Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture (UAW); Shani W. Hosten, Vice President Multicultural Leadership, AARP; Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Clinical Director of Hematology and Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); and Crystal Windham, Director, Cadillac Interior Design, General Motors. ... read more »
Sickle Cell Strong: Sickle Cell Disease Advocate Marie Ojiambo
August 8, 2019
Ojiambo raises awareness around sickle cell disease and advocate for better health care opportunities for patients suffering from the disease in Kenya. ... read more »
Howard U. President Talks about Living with Sickle Cell Disease
August 9, 2018
It has been over 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered in the United States. ... read more »
Patients, Health Professionals Observe World Sickle Cell Day
June 21, 2018
With one in 365 African American babies born with SCD and one in 13 born with the trait, Black people are disproportionately affected by the disease ... read more »
Pioneering Medical Researcher Honored
August 31, 2017
Acting on a motion by its chairman, Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors awarded a scroll to pioneering hematologist Dr. Yutaka Niihara, whose research recently led to a breakthrough in the treatment of a painful blood condition that primarily affects African American communities. ... read more »
Pfizer, NNPA Partner to Spread Awareness about Sickle Cell Disease
July 20, 2017
Dr. Kevin Williams talks about Sickle Cell Disease in the Black community ... read more »
Ridley Thomas: New Sickle Cell Drug ‘Represents Hope for Millions’ 
July 13, 2017
“Sickle cell doesn’t really have advocates,” said Dr. Yutaka Niihara, CEOEmmaus Life Sciences and LA Biomed investigator, who has focused on helping to improve the lives of those who suffer from the disease for over twenty years. ... read more »
Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
June 22, 2017
Dr. Kevin answers common questions about sickle cell disease and its impact on the African-American community and provides tips for living with and supporting someone with the disease ... read more »
Pfizer, NNPA Collaborate to Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Need for Improved Patient Care
March 29, 2017
Collaboration Aims to Educate on the Importance of Clinical Trials in Developing Potential New Sickle Cell Disease Therapies ... read more »
Learn How to Prevent a Painful Sickle Cell Disease Crisis during the Summer
August 3, 2016
Enjoying a summer day at the pool can end up in the hospital if you’re not aware of the crisis triggers ... read more »
Cooking For A Cause
June 11, 2016
Chef Misty Williams Marshall is dedicated to fighting sickle cell disease. ... read more »
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