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Ugo Iroku, M.D., is a top-rated gastroenterologist and public health expert on a mission to improve health literacy among African Americans and make medical information more accessible and easier to comprehend. He attended Harvard Medical School before completing his internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University. He then completed his gastroenterology and liver…

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Juneteenth, celebrated each year on June 19, commemorates the emancipation of African slaves in America. As we approach this day of celebration, rolling out is urging our community to continue to support Black businesses. While countless Black-owned businesses are serving and uplifting our community, we have compiled a short list of 11 here for you…

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Cheryl Grace is the senior vice president of U.S. strategic community alliances and consumer engagement for Nielsen. In her role, she drives Nielsen’s multicultural thought leadership strategy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Purdue University and a master’s of business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. The Chicago resident spearheads…

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On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, Google released a new video ahead of Black History Month highlighting phenomenal African Americans who have made noteworthy accomplishments. The concept behind the video is to bring awareness to some of “the most searched” history makers and moments that have captured the attention of the world. It opens with “the…

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Kanye West intends to run for president in 2024. The 42-year-old rapper has vowed to “create so many jobs” if he is elected to be commander-in-chief and thinks it is a race he would “walk.” Speaking at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, he said: “When I run for president in 2024 … What y’all laughing at?…

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To live a healthy life, you have to play the numbers game. With early detection and by knowing three numbers related to your blood pressure, cholesterol and Hemoglobin A1C can prevent heart disease, stroke, heart attack and diabetes. It is important to keep track of your numbers and use the initial results as a baseline.…

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Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee, has been named as a “Site of Memory” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The “Site of Memory” designation is part of UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, which aims to break the silence about slavery and the slave trade while preserving the contributions of the those who had been enslaved.…

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Burrell Communications is a transcultural communication and marketing agency known for its leadership, forward-thinking approach and more than 40 years of experience connecting with consumers across all platforms. Over the years, Burrell has launched campaigns with companies, including McDonald’s, Toyota, Comcast NBC Universal, Xfinity, among many more. Terrence Burrell is currently vice president and creative director…

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Akin and Tara Omotosho

Nearly 8 out of 10 American workers say they live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, according to a CBS News report. Additional concerns include job security, savings, retirement and pension plans. Since the days of “job security” that previous generations knew are gone and most people are no longer working at jobs for 20 years…

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I have had the honor of interacting with a number of people who have received their ancestry results. One of the most memorable reveals was with a graduate student at the University of Maryland. Even before taking an African Ancestry MatriClan Test, he was convinced that his maternal ancestry was Sierra Leonean.

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