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 the infamous unethical Syphilis Study and reveal the ongoing current collaborative work and relationship between the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare at Tuskegee University and the Office of Minority Health and Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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, more Black people will die as a result of police altercations. And if it isn’t true, then why are we still dying?

Do I support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement? Absolutely! However, laying on the ground may not be the best approach. My reason for saying this is that perception matters. If Black people, lay on the ground to make the, “that could have been me,” statement, then, in my opinion, that is what we will forever be seen as, dead women and men site sur pour viagra. We must change this image!

By no means, am I saying that we should sit still and do nothing. What I am saying is that we should stand up together and change the course of history. Let us form organized groups to take a multi-faceted approach to the problems that exist.

PicRoyan Reddie

Senior, Class of 2015

Biology Major

Tuskegee University

After Michael Brown’s death, an important infographic, “10 Rules Of Survival If Stopped By The Police” was developed by David Miller, founder of “The Dare To Be King Project.” In partnership with CTS, WFYI, and Trinity UCC (on the south side of Chicago), SALT has taken Miller’s rules and created a short film to bring this critical information to an even wider audience and help save even more lives. Please share!

Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival from SALT Project on Vimeo.