82-year-old Bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

82-year-old record-breaking bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd, who will share her personal experiences and insights on embracing aging with health and vitality, Local leader Rev. Arthur Jackson III of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, who will share a word on inspirational guidance. […]

Dehlia Umunna appointed Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law

March 28, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Dehlia Umunna has been appointed Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She has been a lecturer at HLS since 2007 and is Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor at HLS’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), in which she supervises third-year law students in their representation of adult and juvenile clients in criminal and juvenile proceedings and arguments before Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals court. […]

African American Heart Health Is Vital

March 28, 2019 Carma Henry 0

      Last month, February 2019, was not only Black History Month, it was also Heart Health Awareness Month per the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. […]

Pfizer, Sickle Cell Advocates Address Disease During Black Press Week

March 27, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     People with rare diseases, like sickle cell disease, have unique and complex challenges and the Pfizer partnership provides an opportunity for NNPA to inform and educate readers of Black-owned newspapers in more than 70 markets across the country on sickle cell disease, which NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., said is an often misunderstood disease that has a profound impact on the health and well-being of those affected. […]

Attorneys Ben Crump and R. Allen Smith Call Linkage Between Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer a Civil Rights, Public Health Crisis

March 6, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Ben Crump hosted a press conference in Atlanta on Monday, February 25, 2019, in partnership with Attorney R. Allen Smith and Janice L. Mathis, Esq., executive director of National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), the oldest advocacy group for minority women, to alert women of color about evidence that shows a direct correlation between ovarian cancer and the use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder. […]

CVS Officials Talk Project Health, Black Press at Rainbow Push Wall Street

March 6, 2019 Carma Henry 0

 David Casey, the vice president of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Health, joined other CVS Health representatives at Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit in New York where, among other things, care providers demonstrated the company’s pop-up health screenings – known as Project Health. […]

Black Women in America and Cervical Cancer Prevention

February 27, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     African American women are twice as likely as Caucasian women to be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and 2-3 times more likely to die from this diagnosis. Before we examine why this health disparity exists, let’s explore the historical gains that lead to the reduction of invasive cervical cancer diagnosis and deaths. […]

Vivacelle Bio, Inc. receives FDA clearance to enroll patients into its Phase IIa Clinical Trial of VBI-1 for Severe Blood Loss and/or Raising Blood Pressure in Hypovolemic subjects

February 18, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Vivacelle Bio, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted it an Investigational New Drug (IND) clearance to proceed with its phase IIa clinical trial of the safety and efficacy of VBI-1. VBI-1 is a paradigm-changing cardiovascular support fluid that is designed for the treatment of patients with emergently life-threatening conditions due to blood loss and other causes of severe hypovolemia (low blood volume). […]

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