An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
By MICHAEL TORTORELLO
Published: June 13, 2012
ENSLAVED Africans did not win their freedom in order to starve. Kathe Hambrick-Jackson knew that much from her work as the founder and executive director of the River Road African American Museum here in this town, 60-odd miles up the Mississippi from New Orleans.
But Ms. Hambrick-Jackson, 54, likes to [...]
Source: PRI’s The World
This story from Public Radio International’s The World equally applies to churches within African American communities. We hope tbb readers will listen and apply the discussion to the crisis of HIV within black American communities. We need more churches on board with HIV prevention.
Source: Praxis Project
About: The Praxis Project is a national, nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems. Committed to closing the health gap facing communities of color, we forge alliances for building healthy communities.
Our internationally recognized staff employ their broad experience in training, [...]
President Barack Obama has been a good president! Of course, there are areas where I disagree with his policy choices, but overall he has been a good president under challenging times. He forewarned the American people in his inaugural address of January 2009 that the United States faced a crisis. He stated:
That we are [...]
tbb wishes to thank the The Rebecca Project for Human Rights, United Africans for Women & Children Rights, and the National Council of Negro Women for bringing this information to light.
Source: A Nation of Change
A new policy brief faults prominent institutions and drug companies like Pfizer, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Population Council, [...]
Melvinteen Daniels may have been in the autumn of her life, but it shouldn’t have ended the way it did. At a county-run Pennsylvania nursing home, she perished from neglect, her body ravaged by malnourishment and blood infection, according to court documents. Her skin was marred by a pressure ulcer that [...]
BY: Stella Fly Media
When he came to Grand Rapids as a medical student in 1984, Khan Nedd was a long way from home. Twenty-seven years later…he’s right at home.
He’s Doctor Khan Nedd now, and he’s lived more than half his life in Grand Rapids, a place far from his childhood home in Grenada. He’s OK [...]
Source: NY Times
Amanda Ralph is the kind of woman whose babies are prone to die. She is young and poor and dropped out of school after the ninth grade.
But there is also an undeniable link between Ms. Ralph’s race — she is black — and whether her baby will survive: nationally, black babies are [...]
Source: Science Daily
A national transplant policy change designed to give African-American patients greater access to donor kidneys has sliced in half the racial disparities that have long characterized the allocation of lifesaving organs, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
Before 2003, the researchers note, an African-American patient who joined the kidney transplant list on the same day [...]
Once You Learn How to Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Author Preston Lauterbach lives with his wife and children in Memphis, Tennessee. The Chitlin’ Circuit is his first book.
Preston was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from Flagler College and the University of Mississippi. For most [...]