(BPRW) Susan G. Komen Announces $27 Million Health Equity Initiative to Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths in African-American Community

10-City Initiative Complements Komen’s Decades-Long Service to Medically Underserved (Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization gathered philanthropic, civic, medical and business leaders in Washington today to formally launch a $27 million,10-city initiative to reduce breast cancer death rates among African-American women. “African-American women are almost 40 percent more likely to…

We are Still in Slavery!

Previously I sat and listened to a message that made plenty of sense about what is mainly happening in the Black communities. However, you will never understand unless you know your History! You have to know the history of the police and the root of where it began and then you will understand why things…

No School Lunches: Food for Thought in the Summertime

During the summertime, we usually envision children running through sprinklers, learning new skills in camps, playing with friends, and eating hot dogs by the pool. For many children, sadly, this picture is a stark contrast to reality. Many children from low-income backgrounds instead spend their summers alone at home while their primary caregivers are away…

Top 10% of Community College Students

AUSTIN – State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) filed House Bill 3384 to grant the top 10% of community college students who achieve junior standing automatic acceptance at Texas public universities. The program would mirror the current top 10% admissions program for graduating Texas high school students. “Community college degree programs offer a critical opportunity at…

Ms. Lynch must be confirmed as Attorney General

  Loretta Lynch, the president’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as the U.S. Attorney General, is poised to become the first African American woman to lead the Justice Department. Ms. Lynch is a Harvard-educated lawyer with a reputation as a tough prosecutor. Her impeccable record includes the successful prosecutions of high profile public corruption and…