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Hospice nurses lead effort to establish National Black Nurses Association Charter for Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward Chapter

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) recently approved the charter of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward Chapter (GFLBC), the first chapter in the history of the organization to be organized and chartered exclusively by hospice nurses ...

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Walter Scott Family reaches $6.5M settlement with city over cop gunning him down on camera

North Charleston city officials in South Carolina have approved a $6.5 million settlement with the family of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot in the back by white police officer Michael Slager while running away from him during a traffic stop. ...

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Reflections on HIV and privilege from a conference of people with HIV

The importance of a gathering like the Positive Living Conference, and many others like it, is that a safe space is established for people to be more than their HIV status ...

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Number of Black teachers rapidly declines as minority student population increases

In a study by the Albert Shankar Institute, it was found that though the population for minority students has increased continually and for the first time this past school year has outnumbered their white counterparts, the number of Black teachers has declined. ...

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Almost half of American adults with HIV don’t take meds: report

Almost half of American adults infected with HIV don’t take medications that can prevent them from developing AIDS, a new government report shows. ...

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Thomas Dorsey, creator Black travel site, recently pays a visit to Greater Fort Lauderdale

Travel industry entrepreneur Thomas Dorsey, a native of Baltimore, Md., turned a casual interest in travel into the premier online travel site known as, which specializes in travel information of particular interest to Black travelers. ...

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Obama lauds Black women at CBC dinner

During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in “every great movement in American history” and pledged to address challenges they face in the workplace and in the criminal justice system. ...

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