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Historically Black Colleges and Universities STEM Students Selected for Health Care Program

The American Heart Association announces 2022-2023 cohort of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholars pursuing health care careers Atlanta, November 7, 2022 – According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, only 8% of medical students and 5% of physicians are Black and African American. In an effort to address this disparity, the American Heart Association, the leading public health nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world of longer, healthier lives for all, has announced that 52 students from 23 academic institutions have been selected to participate in its…

AT&T Dream in Black: Return of Rising Future Makers

Calling for submissions from HBCU students—the noisemakers, trailblazers and changemakers—building their communities and inspiring the world! What’s the news? AT&T* Dream in Black is gearing up for the second class of Rising Future Makers, a program designed to uplift and celebrate an esteemed class of 25 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who are making a difference in their communities and campus. Currently enrolled HBCU students, ages 18-25, can apply for this honor now through October 31 at 11:59 a.m. EST, by uploading a short video on www.attdreaminblack.com/rfm…

Historic Jazz Music Awards Brings Spirit of Jazz to Atlanta

Historic Jazz Music Awards Hit a High Note and Brings Spirit of Jazz to Atlanta with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Delroy Lindo, Dianne Reeves, Kenny Garrett, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ledisi, and more Trailblazers Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Henry Threadgill, Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds, and Ambrose Akinmusire Honored In Words and Music Powerful Live Performances and Heartfelt Tributes Accompany Wins for Christian McBride, Norman Brown, Ragan Whiteside, Samara Joy, Somi, Orrin Evans, Stacey Kent, Bob Baldwin, Kenny Garrett Date Set for the Annual Jazz Music Awards in October 2023 Atlanta, Georgia –…

Free Dental Screenings at 8th Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Event Features Free Dental Screenings and Mental Health Resources By Shirley Henderson Coleman Atlanta – The Atlanta (GA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated will offer free dental screenings, education, and referrals for attendees at the 8th Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat sponsored by Imhotep Academy.  It will take place on Sunday, October 30 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Cascade Driving Range, at 3580 Cascade Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Children and adults are welcome to participate in this event, which is free and open to…

CDC Urges People to Get the Flu Vaccine Early

By Tcherika Petit-Frere, Howard University News Service Positive Cases Skyrocket Since Last Flu Season With COVID-19 Precautions With the low flu vaccination rates these past two years and positive COVID-19 cases, the CDC hopes that people get vaccinated preferably by the end of the October. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to get the flu vaccine by the end of October given a steady increase in cases early in the season. The number of positive flu cases has reached 4,782 since Oct. 2, the CDC…

Biden Discusses Loan Forgiveness at Delaware State, Amid Court Victories and Setbacks

By Julius Washington, Howard University News Service (HUNS) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit granted a stay on appeal Friday evening in a case challenging President Biden’s loan forgiveness plan. The decision “prohibits the appellees from discharging any student loan debt under the cancellation program,” pending a full ruling from the court. The Federal District Court in St. Louis had originally dismissed the case. Earlier on Friday afternoon, President Biden delivered remarks about his plan at Delaware State University in Dover. “It’s good to be home,” Biden…

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