01 Jul

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Blurred Vision: A Thin Line between Empowerment and Deception

Rachel Dolezal began connecting with the African American community at an early age in her life. In a recent interview with NBC, she mentioned identifying herself as Black by drawing herself with a brown crayon instead of peach crayon at the age of five. Naturally she began identifying herself as one within the community and chose a life of advocacy and empowerment to become an American Civil Rights activist. As a self-proclaimed academic expert of African American culture, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington as well as chairwoman of the police oversight committee tasked with overseeing police fairness, Rachel Dolezal... Read more

17 Mar

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National Negro Health Week To National Minority Health Month

Why acknowledge National Negro Health Week in the 21st Century? The year 2015 is the 100th Anniversary of the death of Booker T. Washington, the founder and first president of the historic Tuskegee Institute. The Commemorative Booker T. Washington 1915 – 1951 Negro Health Week Forum documents Tuskegee University’s work in public health which preceded the unethical U.S. Public Health Service Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male at Tuskegee. This crucial public health forum contextually revisits the 100-year public health evolution from the 1915 National Negro Health Week to Minority Health Month in 2015. The forum will reframe the negative image of Tuskegee University as the site of... Read more