November 3, 2023

The African American Wellness Agency & The A Holistic Approach to African American Men’s Health

Introduction The African American Male Wellness Agency (AAMWA), a 501-C3 charity, has been a driving force in reducing disparities in premature death and chronic diseases among African American males since 2004. Their innovative health education programs and over 4,000 free health screenings annually have made a substantial impact on the health and well-being of African […]

November 1, 2023

Breaking Barriers: The Rise of Black Medical Schools

After nearly half a century, the number of Black medical schools in our nation is growing. Starting with the latest addition: the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles. This independent four-year medical program officially opened its doors in July, welcoming 60 talented students eager to make a difference. CDU […]

July 15, 2022

Meet the Veterinary Doctor Duo Creating Representation Through Nat Geo’s ‘Critter Fixers: Country Vets’

Dr. Vernard Hodges and Dr. Terrance Ferguson

February 17, 2022

Frederick Akpoghene: Autonomous Vehicles And The Future Of Car Travel

Frederick Akpoghene is the founder of JéGO Technologies, Inc., a company that designs and manufactures autonomous vehicles including self-driving pods that can be used to transport goods and services.  Based in Miami, the company’s goal is to use its mobile platform to connect users with businesses that provide on-demand services like Flu Testing, COVID testing, […]

October 1, 2021

Meet Dustin Young: The Male Doula Guiding Black Mothers Through Childbirth

There are stark racial disparities in maternal and infant health in America. Over 25,000 women develop severe complications during childbirth. According to the American Medical Association, that number rises by up to six times if you are a black woman. Structural racism has meant that staff are consistently slow to respond when black women express […]

April 21, 2021

How “Black Men in White Coats” is Inspiring Black Boys to Become Doctors

Dr. Dale Okorodudu, an African American doctor and founder of Black Men in White Coats is determined to make an impact on the world by helping develop future leaders in medicine. Okorodudu organizes youth summits with the aim of inspiring black children to pursue careers as doctors. “Some surprising data showed that the number of […]