How OZY media stifled economic growth of Black-owned companies

How OZY media stifled economic growth of Black-owned companies

According to its website, OZY media “is a diverse, global and forward-looking media and entertainment company focused on” finding “the New and the Next.” However, when one looks under the surface, it is not diverse and seems to operate in the same manner in which traditionally White-owned media corporations function. Since its founding in 2013, […]

This list of cities with the highest STD transmission rates may surprise you

This list of cities with the highest STD transmission rates may surprise you

Examining the latest CDC’s STD Surveillance Statistics, one can note a troubling pattern for Black Americans. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis top the list of most reported new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) globally. STD rates are typically 5-8 times higher for African Americans or Black people than for non-Hispanic White people. This year’s data suggest […]

10 US cities with high murder rates

10 US cities with high murder rates

In cities across the nation, many of which have a large proportion of African Americans and run by Democrats since the 1940s, crime rates have risen drastically in just two years. This is particularly true for homicides. Crime statistics indicate that homicides increased nationwide by 25% last year, up from 16,000 homicides in 2019 to […]

6 Black millionaires who rose from the depths of slavery

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Aside from Madam CJ Walker, the history of Black wealth is an uncelebrated and unknown phenomenon. However, history notes that Booker T. Washington and his Tuskegee Institute produced more self-made Black millionaires than Harvard, Princeton and Yale combined. Below we examine success stories of freed Blacks, slaves and the children of slaves. Mary Ellen Pleasant […]

How we know math was created in Africa

How we know math was created in Africa

Marcus Garvey — entrepreneur, founder, and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League once stated: “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots.” Few know of the contributions made to the world in math from Africa. The revisionist history taught to […]

6 Blacks who claimed freedom then earned exponential wealth as slave owners

6 Blacks who claimed freedom then earned exponential wealth as slave owners

Contrary to popular opinion, slavery was not singularly unique to the United States and North America. Over the centuries it has been carried out on six of the seven continents. During the 13th century, the Mongols enslaved millions and frequently sold them in markets across Eurasia. Mansa Musa, King of the Mali Empire in the […]

4 Black oil owners you should know

4 Black oil owners you should know

Prior to this year, the United States was energy-dependent in 2019 for the first time since 1957. It marked the first time in 62 years that U.S. energy production was higher than its consumption. Many factors contributed to this, mainly the energy sector oil and natural gas industry use of techniques like hydraulic fracturing and […]

7 inventions by Black doctors that save White lives every day

7 inventions by Black doctors that save White lives every day

There is more to history than being the first to do or achieve something. Unfortunately, many see the study of Black and African history in this myopic manner. To know about the influence of Blacks in the field of medicine, one needs to know more than the fact that James McCune Smith (1813–1865) was born […]

3 ways for Black families to establish their own Juneteenth celebration

3 ways for Black families to establish their own Juneteenth celebration

Although many know about Juneteenth and that is celebrated nationally, it has just been made a federal holiday. On June 19, 1865, the slaves in Galveston, Texas were “informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and […]

Why BeTheMatchAtl.org should be as well-known as Black Lives Matter

Why BeTheMatchAtl.org should be as well-known as Black Lives Matter

There are many health-based, private volunteer organizations and other nonprofits that work to improve health outcomes and reduce racial disparities in health targeting the Black community. They include the Center for Black Women’s Wellness, the Black AIDS Institute, the Center for African American Health, the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association and many others. These organizations […]

Increasing Black bone marrow donors is critical to saving lives

Increasing Black bone marrow donors is critical to saving lives

One of the most problematic cancers to treat among Blacks in America is acute myelogenous leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that makes the body produce many immature white blood cells. White blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are the cells in the human immune system that serve to protect […]

AIDS: 40 years later, Black women still fighting the same battle

AIDS: 40 years later, Black women still fighting the same battle

40 years ago, a new disease emerged in the medical and scientific community. It was called AIDS, caused by the virus HIV. Almost immediately, it wreaked havoc on the African American community, and those that were impacted the most were women. Still, HIV continues to present a disproportionate risk to African Americans. Although young African […]

The 3 remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa massacre tell their stories (video)

The 3 remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa massacre tell their stories (video)

As it stands, there are just three known living individuals who survived the 1921 destruction of the Greenwood district in Tulsa. These individuals are presently are plaintiffs in a reparations lawsuit filed in 2020 that suggests that the city of Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma are responsible for what transpired on May 31, 1921. […]

5 Black cities that resemble the thriving spirit of Tulsa, Oklahoma

5 Black cities that resemble the thriving spirit of Tulsa, Oklahoma

In his memoir, My Life and An Era, attorney Buck Franklin, a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre who represented other Greenwood families in court after the tragedy, describes firsthand his memories of that horrific time. He also notes how prosperous the Black community was prior to the events of May 31, 2021. There […]

7 facts about Tulsa that Whites want you to forget

7 facts about Tulsa that Whites want you to forget

One hundred years ago on May 31, 1921, White mobs destroyed the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to many historians, it was known as “Black Wall Street.” More importantly, it is also considered the most horrendous occurrence of racial terrorism in U.S. history. Unfortunately, many Americans are unaware of the story of Greenwood and […]

4 things Black people need to know about becoming a bone marrow donor

4 things Black people need to know about becoming a bone marrow donor

Many African Americans are unaware of the serious need for them to volunteer and register to become bone marrow donors to assist in treating blood diseases like sickle cell that impact some in the Black community. A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a medical treatment that replaces bone marrow with […]

Why is the need for Black bone marrow donors so urgent?

Why is the need for Black bone marrow donors so urgent?

One of the more pressing needs in the Black community pertaining to health is developing a pool of individuals willing to be blood stem cell donors. The fact is that in the U.S., Blacks are much less likely to find an appropriate blood stem cell donor than Whites or any other ethnic minority. Researchers at […]

Higher COVID risk in Blacks due to elevated obesity, hypertension and diabetes

Higher COVID risk in Blacks due to elevated obesity, hypertension and diabetes

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in 2019, is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Since the spread of the virus, it has been well documented that the mortality risk for Blacks who contract COVID-19 is higher than other ethnic groups. A study led by […]

Is DARPA implantable microchip to detect COVID-19 the mark of the beast?

Is DARPA implantable microchip to detect COVID-19 the mark of the beast?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, commonly referred to as DARPA, was established during the Cold War more than 60 years ago. For 60 years, DARPA has maintained and advanced the mission of making “pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security.” Many are familiar with their human and animal-like robots, but recently, they have […]

Explaining how COVID-19 viral vector vaccines operate

Explaining how COVID-19 viral vector vaccines operate

Unlike traditional vaccines, many of the newly developed COVID-19 vaccines are viral vector vaccines based on Messenger RNA (mRNA) and gene therapy technology. Gene therapy is a scientific process that developing ways to deliver nucleic acids into a cell as a drug to treat disease. Nucleic acids are intricate organic substances consistent with all living […]

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