Category: The Black Matters

OUR HEALTH NHLBI: Exploring Research Directions In Hope Of A Widely Available Cure For Sickle Cell Disease

(NAPSI)—September is not just “back-to-school” month; it’s National Sickle Cell Awareness Month—a month selected to call attention to a life-long illness affecting around 100,000 Americans, the majority of whom are African American or Hispanic. Sickle cell disease is accompanied by severe pain attacks and poor oxygen delivery throughout the body that can cause critical damage Read More …

OUR POLICE Soft Skills, Community Relations Are Necessities To Improve Policing Efforts In 2017

(NAPSI)—Police officers today face very different challenges than a decade ago. Social media and an increase in overall visibility of officers’ actions place them under increased scrutiny, and may have fueled disconnect between law enforcement and the communities they protect. According to a Gallup survey, only 58 percent of whites and 29 percent of African Read More …

POINTERS FOR PARENTS Why And Where African-American Kids Can Learn To Swim

(NAPSM)—Drowning is a leading cause of death among children ages 5-14, especially amongst minorities. Considering 70 percent of African-American children don’t know how to swim (according to the USA Swimming Foundation), this is a serious threat, but one that can be mitigated via awareness and education. The Problem African-American children are less involved in competitive Read More …