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Dispel myths about clinical trials and vaccines to protect the Black community
June 10, 2021
As a clinical research professional, I see that when recruiters for participants in studies encounter hesitancy from the Black community, they presume Tuskegee is the barrier. In my experience personally and professionally, I can say this is an oversimplification. Let's dig deeper. ... read more »
New Report Shows Number of People Killed by Police Skyrocketed in 2020
May 27, 2021
The new report revealed that at least 28 percent of those killed were African Americans, who make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population. Although this figure is staggering, the Center for American Progress (CAP) noted that it is almost certainly under-represents the actual number of civilians who died while in the custody of the criminal justice system. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Opal Faye
May 6, 2021
Obituary of Opal Faye Johnson ... read more »
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Wendy’s Window: The Legacy of Family History
February 18, 2021
I have had a love for history for as long as I can remember. I often wonder why I did not make it my major in college. Family history is interesting to me, especially due to the complexity of my heritage. My mother’s family is from Germany and my father is from Texas. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020
Former Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley was born in Calvert, TX, 1917. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, American Petroleum Institute Welcome New Fellow Cody West
December 25, 2020
West, a graduate of Texas State University and the University of Houston, earned a two-year fellowship from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and American Petroleum Institute (API) as an Energy Policy Fellow. ... read more »
New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community
November 19, 2020
Researchers are urging more people of color to participate in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, but participation numbers so far are low. ... read more »
Voter Suppression Tactics and Long Lines Fail to Quell Resolve of Black Voters
October 29, 2020
“Indiana has some incredibly restrictive voter laws, and currently we only have one early voting site in all of Indianapolis,” stated Robert Shegog, CEO at the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine. “A few more will open Oct. 24, but significantly more are needed given the size of the city. However, it is very refreshing to see so many people voting early. This has been a trend in Indianapolis for over ten years now, and the numbers keep increasing,” Shegog noted. ... read more »
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Black SuperPac Urges Candidates, Parties to Spend Millions with Black Businesses
October 22, 2020
One of America’s leading Black conservative political action committee has instituted a national effort to help Black-owned businesses earn some of the billions of dollars spent during America’s political campaigns as the 2020 election year hits the home stretch. ... read more »
Black News Channel’s Kelly Wright Interviews President Trump
August 27, 2020
It not only marked Trump’s first time on the network but also his initial interview with any African American-owned media. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of 230 Black-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America, has repeatedly requested interviews with the president throughout his nearly four years in office. ... read more »
Laura strengthens into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4
August 26, 2020
Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to evacuate and worried that not enough had fled. ... read more »
Television Academy Honors Tyler Perry
August 20, 2020
The Television Academy announced that entertainment industry icon Tyler Perry and The Perry Foundation will receive the 2020 Governors Award "in recognition of their unparalleled contributions to shaping the television medium.'' ... read more »
L.A. Joins Lawsuit to Block Census Bureau from Changing Response Deadline
August 20, 2020
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that Los Angeles has joined other cities and national organizations in filing a lawsuit to block the shortening of the U.S. Census response deadline, now set for the end of September. ... read more »
Comerica Bank and National Business League Announce $1 Million Commitment to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses
June 25, 2020
Comerica Bank announced its $1 million commitment over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership that will launch the Black Capital Access Program (BCAP), an access to capital initiative to assist Black businesses across the country. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Keynotes California Statewide Black Graduation
June 25, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) served as the virtual keynote speaker for more than 2,500 African American graduates from 24 colleges across the state of California on Friday, June 19. The virtual graduation was organized by students and one of the founders of Brunch 2 Bomb, Adrienne Reed, as a salute to Black graduates in the Class of 2020 who were not able to have traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
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