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Jetdoc And Rick Ross Announce Strategic Partnership

December 3, 2020

ATLANTA-PRNewswire–Jetdoc, a revolutionary digital healthcare platform that connects you with a licensed healthcare professional in minutes, today announced a strategic partnership with hip-hop superstar and entrepreneur William Leonard Roberts II, known professionally as Rick Ross, to sign on as a spokesperson, investor and advisor. In his new role with Jetdoc, Rick Ross will appear in creative campaigns, digital and television…

The Association of Black Cardiologists Unveils Diversity Scorecard Initiative

December 1, 2020

New ranking system introduced during first of its kind cardiovascular workforce virtual program WASHINGTON/PRNewswire/ — The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) announced the launch of an annual diversity and inclusion scorecard for academic cardiovascular (CV) training programs in the US. The results from this ranking initiative – ABC DIBS (Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Scorecard) – will be published annually. The…

Dernetta Newton Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

December 1, 2020

Happy First of the month! As we close out 2020 with the news that a COVID-19 vaccine may become available in the new year, we can all have hope that our lives will soon return to normal, but for this holiday season, families are faced with the challenge of celebrating safely. Here are some ideas…

State’s Top Doc Burke-Harris to Lead Advisory Team as African Americans Raise COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns

December 1, 2020

By Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, three vaccine trials have yielded promising results, and the first round of Americans could begin to receive shots as early as mid-December. Last week, the California Department of Public Health announced that California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris will chair the state’s…

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December 1, 2020

Obituary: Remembering Walter Scott Hawkins, Data Researcher, Scholar and Black Students Advocate

December 1, 2020

Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media  Walter Scott Hawkins was a California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) administrator for 33 years where he was a champion of providing minority students the tools they needed to succeed academically. Hawkins passed away on Nov. 18. He was 72 years old. Hawkins was a resident of Rialto,…

Civil Rights Activist James Meredith Announces Plans To Open Museum

November 28, 2020

By Vickie King From MISSISSIPPI-Author and civil rights activist James Meredith announced plans Wednesday to open a museum that will chronicle his life’s accomplishments, house an archival library and provide a sanctuary for those wanting to study the Bible. The project, announced at a press conference, fulfills a continuing dream of Meredith’s to “help…

David Dinkins, New York’s First and Only Black Mayor, Dies at 93

November 27, 2020

  By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent David Dinkins was the stuff of political legend in New York’s Harlem. From 1990 to 1993, Dinkins served as the 106th Mayor of the largest city in America — New York. Dinkins was a historic figure as the first African American to hold the office. He often referred…

Black Author Exposes the Truth, Lies, and Biases of the U.S. Child Support System

November 27, 2020

Detroit, MI — Author Kenya Rahmaan has spent thorough time examining the flaws of the American child support system and how it has developed into a tool of division. In her book, The Child Support Hustle, she goes into a detailed analysis of how the child support system has alienated fathers from their children while amassing profit…

Pressure on Gov Increases to Appoint Rep. Bass or Rep. Lee to Replace Sen. Harris

November 18, 2020

  By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ ‌  ‌ A loudening chorus of voices from across California and around the country are putting pressure on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) or Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) to fill the state’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. A coalition of community groups and organizers from Southern California…

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