Texas Nurse Makes History as First Black Woman Inducted Into Academy of Emergency Nurses

After 23 years of hard work in the field of nursing, Shawntay Harris earned a prestigious honor — induction into the Academy of Emergency Nurses. The program, which was founded in 2004, spotlights nurses who have made significant contributions to the nursing industry, KXXV reports. And when she began reviewing the academy’s existing members, Harris […]

6 Sisters Pursue Nursing School Together After Experiencing Homelessness for a Decade

The Lawrence sisters are not letting their difficult childhoods hold them back! The six eldest Lawrence sisters are currently planning on becoming nurses after spending 10 years experiencing homelessness as kids. The sisters range in age from 19 to 25. And this past August the sisters enrolled in a master’s program in public health at […]

Black-Owned Grocery Store Opens in Indianapolis Food Desert

The Black-owned full-service grocery store, Indy Fresh Market, is now open in Indianapolis! The store is located at 6160 E. 38th Street near Sheridan Avenue, WISH TV reports. And with its opening, community members now have a place to buy food in what was previously considered a food desert in Indianapolis. Indy Fresh Market will […]

Youngest Surviving Preemie Twins at Cleveland Clinic Prepare to Celebrate 1st Birthday

They’ve already beat the odds! Mom Kimberly Thomas knew something was wrong when she began leaking amniotic fluid during her pregnancy, People.com reports. When she arrived at the Cleveland Clinic, doctors informed her that she was already four centimeters dilated. Before she knew it she was in labor, giving birth to her twins Kimyah and […]

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 […]

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