Public health advocate Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead —a nonprofit organization that spearheads safe community activism initiatives to proactively address infectious life-threatening conditions like Ebola, Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/AIDS (with offices in America and Africa), has detailed reasons why faith communities and niche populations may be at a higher risk for these deadly health concerns—and why faith institutions specifically have a unique, yet vastly unmet, obligation to play a more direct, responsible and mobilized role to proactively address and educate their respective constituencies about Ebola, HCV, HIV/AIDS and other pressing public health issues.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by Black men, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.
Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned.
In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama spoke to the nation tonight about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.
With the cold-blooded murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, once again our hearts and souls are torn asunder. Once again, millions of African Americans and people of all races are asking, "How long will these injustices endure?"
From USA Today, an article about the civil rights history of Bogalusa, Louisiana:
Charles Hicks said it “feels good” to know his native town’s civil rights contributions will be recognized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture …
Unlike blacks in other Southern communities, they adopted self-defense tactics, Hill said. Robert Hicks started the Bogalusa chapter of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, a group of armed blacks who defended visiting civil rights workers …
Charles Hicks recalled the February night in 1965 when friends and neighbors came armed to help protect the family after the sheriff warned them a mob was forming to lynch them and burn down their home.
An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with raping or sexually abusing six women he allegedly threatened to arrest if they did not submit.
(Politico) - Three in four players in the National Football League agree with President Barack Obama’s remarks earlier this year that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, according to a new poll.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Missouri today to review the Department of Justice's ongoing independent investigation into the tragic death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
In an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Attorney General Holder pledged to help find justice for a community that is rightfully hurting and looking for answers: