June 22, 2023

Tori Bowie’s death shows how pervasive racial disparities are in maternal health

By Char Adams The death of Olympic track and field star Tori Bowie, who died of pregnancy complications last month, has prompted questions about how a seemingly healthy, financially stable person could face such a tragic outcome. Experts say that the racial health disparities that lead to maternal health complications for Black people persist despite a person’s

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ECSU Named Purple Heart University for Service to Military Community

Courtesy of Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) was recognized as a new Purple Heart University for its longstanding commitment to members of the U.S. Armed Services community in a ceremony held on campus April 12. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6060, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 639 and

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Sickle Cell Awareness Day: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Featured at Howard Symposium

By Sholnn Z. Freeman The Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease will hold its annual World Sickle Cell Day Symposium on Friday, June 16. The online symposium will feature a discussion with Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, who lives with the disease, and Harold Fisher of WHUR-FM 96.3. The symposium begins at 3 p.m. The event will also feature door

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Dr. Yolanda W. Page named president of Stillman College

Courtesy of Stillman College The Stillman College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Yolanda W. Page as the institution’s eighth president at its May 4 meeting. Page currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University and will begin her tenure at Stillman on July 1. She will succeed Dr. Cynthia

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Clark Atlanta University to host Google Career and Community Scholars Academy

By Paula Owens Clark Atlanta University will host ninth graders from the Douglass High School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Academy for the Google Career Community Scholars Academy as part of the university’s Professional Learning and Continuing Education (PLACE) initiative on June 20 – 23. The 4-day academy will give the students a glimpse

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Trenholm State Community College & Baptist Health Partner For LPN Immediate Impact Program

Trenholm State Community College’s educational and clinical partnership with Baptist Health is expanding with a new Licensed Practical Nursing program – called Immediate Impact. Dr. Brad Fricks Executive Vice President and Vice President of Instructional Services at Trenholm State Community College said, “We are thrilled to partner with Baptist Health to develop this innovative LPN

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