17 Mar


News, University News

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

13 Mar



Should We Lay Down for Black Lives

According to a ProPulica report, in recent years, young Black males are at a 21 times greater risk of being shot dead by police than their non-Hispanics White counterparts. So why are more Black males being killed? Not to say that it is good for anybody to die prematurely, especially to intentional injury due to gun violence. It is not! However, males have a higher rate of death due to gun violence. Could it be psychological, where the police officers who are trained to shoot black targets, replicate what they do in training? After all, it is often said that we become what we repeatedly do. Is that true? If it is,... Read more