10 Times Serena Williams Made History and Reminded Us She Is the G.O.A.T.

Serena Williams is an undeniable force. Since her debut as a child, she’s shown time and time again that not only is her talent one in a million, so is her heart. On and off the court, Williams has led with the same intensity, commitment to her craft, and determination that puts her a step […]

Dr. Lynn O’Connor Makes History as NYPD’s First Black Woman Police Surgeon

Dr. Lynn O’Connor is a native New Yorker, completing her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in public health from Yale and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, ABC7 NY reports. Now a colorectal surgeon, O’Connor serves as chief of colon and rectal surgery […]

Meet the Team of Black Student Scientists Behind the First COVID-19 Vaccines

When reports of a new coronavirus strain that emerged in China hit airwaves in early 2020, no one could’ve guessed how it would dramatically change the world as we know it. Spreading rapidly and causing massive deaths globally, who knew that a small group of lab students in Bethesda, Maryland would be the key to […]

VP Kamala Harris Set to Lead Nation’s First Federal Gun Violence Prevention Office

The United States continues to deal with the issue of gun violence — from mass school shootings to neighborhood violence primarily impacting Black and brown communities. In 2020, gun homicides hit a historic high, reigniting the fight for federally funded violence prevention efforts, The Guardian reports. Many Black violence-prevention organizers used the moment to bolster […]

Universal Music Group Offers Scholarships to Black HBCU Students Attending Medical School

Black Medical Students

Universal Music Group is making it possible for Black students to go to medical school. UMG recently launched an HBCU scholarship program for aspiring doctors through its Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC). The initiative focuses on building pipeline opportunities for the medical schools at Howard University College of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Meharry […]

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