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Congestive heart failure striking African Americans at a younger age

While previous medical trends target middle-aged Black populations in awareness efforts, increasingly diagnosis of heart failure is occurring earlier among African Americans. ...

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Woman gets library card 73 years after she was denied book in North Carolina

Pearl Thompson wanted to check out a book from a North Carolina library. But she was told no, because she is Black. ...

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Make-A-Wish Foundation helps make local teen’s wish come true

Yahshua Holland’s wish to meet Comedic Actor Steve Harvey was granted. ...

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Google apologizes for mixing up Black people with Gorillas

Google has apologized after its photo application confused Black people with gorillas. ...

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Zena Yusuf, Black AIDS Institute program coordinator: ‘I saw poverty and disparities’

Yusuf was surrounded by people in need of better health care and sexual education. She also did her “practicum in Clarke County, Georgia, one of the five poorest counties in the nation,” she says ...

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University offers scholarships to children of slain Emanuel AME parishioner

Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) this week announced it is offering full tuition scholarships to the four children of DePayne Middleton-Doctor, a university employee and one of nine victims killed in the tragic Emanuel AME Church ...

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N.C. NAACP will seek to get voter restrictions lifted

In less than a week, a voting rights trial is expected to begin that will challenge North Carolina’s restrictive voting law. Whatever the verdict, experts expect to ruling to have a ripple effect in states that have passed similar laws in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision that weakened the Voting Rights Act. ...

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Vitas Healthcare honors World War II hero with military bedside salute

VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, paid tribute to their patient, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Eldridge F. Williams, 97, with a military bedside salute at the VITAS hospice inpatient unit at University of Miami Hospital. ...

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