COVID-19 Vaccinations: Jackson State University will offer shots on Tuesday, July 27, in Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided…

Countdown to The Reset 2021

Sponsored by WeShare, the virtual faith, mental health and wellness summit announces its full lineup of speakers, including Grammy Award-winning headliner, Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child July 21, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NORFOLK, Va. & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UHSM Health Share, a faith-based health care nonprofit founded on Christian beliefs and values and Brittney Moses,…

JSU, Vicksburg and Jackson-Hinds secure $3 million grant to combat COVID-19, improve health literacy among at-risk communities

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University, the city of Vicksburg and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center recently collaborated to secure a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. The funds are part of a new, two-year initiative designed to advance health literacy and enhance equitable community responses…

Jackson State University will offer COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, July 6

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided…

Jackson State University will offer COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, June 29

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, in Jackson State University’s Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not…

Ahead of Independence Day celebrations, Jackson State University offering COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, June 15

(JACKSON, Miss.) — As Independence Day celebration nears, COVID-19 vaccinations are being made available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in Jackson State University’s Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center is providing first and second doses of the Moderna vaccination. All vehicles must…

Jackson State University will administer COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday, June 8

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium, with the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center.  First and second doses of the Moderna vaccination will be available. Second-doses of Pfizer vaccinations also will be administered. All vehicles must…

COVID-19 Vaccines: Children ages 12-15 can get Pfizer shots at JSU on May 25; both 1st, 2nd doses of Pfizer, Moderna will be available for those on campus and in community

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will provide, for the first time, COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 12-15, specifically Pfizer. Both brands, Pfizer and Moderna, will be available to all others, including students, faculty, staff and community members from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. First…

Atención, LOCATION CHANGE: JSU, Jackson-Hinds Community Health Center urge Hispanic/Latino communities, entire city to get vaccinated on campus Tuesday in McCoy Auditorium

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is again partnering with the Jackson-Hinds Community Health Center to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium on the main campus. Free first-dose vaccinations will be administered TUESDAY, May 4,  for the general public and campus community. Health care workers are especially appealing to the Hispanic and Latino communities,…

Atención: JSU, Jackson-Hinds Community Health Center will urge Hispanic/Latino communities, entire city to get vaccinated on campus Tuesday

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED LOCATION‼️ (JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is again partnering with the Jackson-Hinds Community Health Center to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the main campus. Free first-dose vaccinations will be administered TUESDAY, May 4, for the general public and campus community. Health…

Community Leaders Join Forces with Historic African American Cultural Institution to Culminate Black History Month by Providing Critical Needs to Food Insecure Individuals and Families

February 26, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Sunday, February 28, 2021, local state legislators will join the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Sheriff Pat Labat, Fulton County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chair Natalie Hall, Hammonds House Museum and a diverse array of grassroots community organizations to…

Fighting Sickle Cell Disease in the Age of COVID

After-Care for a Life-Saving Procedure May Be Out of Reach For Sickle Cell Patients (Black PR Wire) Gwinnett County, Georgia — Online Media Interactive, LLC, a local Atlanta technology company announced today that the company is planning a virtual fundraiser to help a client who will soon undergo a bone marrow transplant to save her…

Comcast RISE to Award $5 Million in Grants to BIPOC-Owned, Small Businesses

Eligible businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Philadelphia can apply for $10,000 grants. Additionally, over $2 million has been awarded to more than 20 community-based organizations and diverse chambers of commerce to provide support to BIPOC-owned, small businesses. February 09, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced the Comcast RISE…

Royal Oils and Gold Series Launch “Crowns of Heritage” Campaign to Help Black Families Connect with their African Roots

The P&G Haircare Brands’ Black History Month Campaign reinforces #RootedInScience as a Foundational Link to Black Heritage and Black Haircare February 03, 2021 09:45 AM Eastern Standard Time CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of Black History Month, P&G’s Royal Oils by Head & Shouldersand Gold Series from Pantene enlisted the help of AfricanAncestry.com to trace the DNA…

Know Your History, Know Your Risk: Saving Black Lives From Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen® Is Committed to Eliminating Disparities in Outcomes for Black Women February 01, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, the inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic have long been experienced by Black women with breast cancer. The tragic history of…

Veguary: Afro-Vegan Society to Celebrate Black History Month with Celebration of Black Plant-Based Traditions, Vegan Living Pledge

Chefs, physicians, athletes and filmmakers join forces to promote the health benefit of the plant-based diet (Black PR Wire) BALTIMORE, MD – The Afro-Vegan Society (AVS) will mark Black History Month with Veguary, a series of free programs highlighting the contributions of Black trailblazers, and the many benefits of vegan living in Black communities, and…

Citi Hires Black-Owned Firms Exclusively to Distribute $2.5 Billion Bond Issuance in Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Collaboration with Minority-Owned Broker Dealers Reinforces Citi’s Commitment to Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S. January 28, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citi today announced that it worked exclusively with four Black-owned firms to syndicate a $2.5 billion bond issuance, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to increasing racial equity in the…

Fact vs. fiction: Tonight’s JSU Latino/Hispanic town hall aims to shred misinformation about COVID-19 vaccine

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Latino/Hispanic leaders will convene a special COVID-19 town hall forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, sponsored by Jackson State University and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) to tout the benefits of vaccination to vulnerable immigrants and citizens. Dr. Nelson Atehortua, assistant professor in JSU’s Behavioral and Environmental Health in…

BET to Air “COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special” Premiering Thursday, January 28 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her

The Half Hour Special Features a Sitdown Interview with Tyler Perry and Top Medical Experts from Grady Health System Who Will Address the Public’s Concerns and Fears About the COVID-19 Vaccine January 26, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, BET and media mogul Tyler Perry announced an exclusive news special, “COVID-19 Vaccine…