GREENWOOD, INC ACQUIRES VALENCE TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND JOB RECRUITING FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Strengthens Greenwood as the largest digital network for Blacks and minorities; Follows Recent Acquisition of The Gathering Spot and Creates a Trifecta of Fintech Product, Million Member Community, and Career Development Platform June 22, 2022 Atlanta, GA Greenwood, the digital banking platform for Black and Latino individuals and business owners, has announced the acquisition of…

Application deadline extended for financial grants to transform communities and improve health

DALLAS, June 7, 2022 — The American Heart Association®, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on longer, healthier lives for all, has extended the application deadline for EmPOWERED To Serve Business Accelerator™ financial grant awards that empower entrepreneurs whose innovative ideas address health disparities in under-resourced communities. Now through June 19, 2022, interested entrepreneurs may…

Five Things People of Color Should Know About Skin Cancer

(Black PR Wire) Miami, FL — A common misconception about skin cancer is that, because their skin contains a higher amount of melanin, African-Americans and people with darker skin don’t have to worry about exposure to the sun’s radiation. While it is true that skin cancer is far less prevalent in dark-skinned populations, experts say…

The 4 Things Black people must do to prepare for the coming recession

Black Financial Advisor gives FREE money tips on YouTube Call-In Financial Talk Show “Pocket Watching with JT” (Black PR Wire) I’m a Black Certified Financial Planner who also hosts a call-in financial talk show. Both my private clients and show callers want to know what they should be doing to prepare for a recession. Here…

Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba Gears Up for Power-Packed Performances Mary J. Blige, New Edition, Mike Epps, Ari Lenox, Kevin Ross, Chase Anthony

Memorial Day Weekend May 25-30 Comedy Night and Live Music Performances by an Array of Artists Music Concerts Hosted by Chris Spencer & Doug E. Fresh (Black PR Wire) Oranjestad, Aruba — Imagination takes flight at the 20th Edition of the iconic Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba featuring a luminescent lineup of world-renowned…

COVID-19 vaccines, boosters available at Jackson State University on Tuesday, May 17

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will provide free Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters to students, faculty, staff and community members from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. Also, the vaccine/booster will be available for children ages…

BodiMetrics Takes on Health Inequality in Wearable Health Tech Industry

Makers of the Prevention circul+ wellness ring announce new initiatives to combat racial health disparities in the wearable health technology market, including additional studies and teaming up with Kelvin Boston, a financial wellness TV show host, to raise awareness about blood monitoring device’s inaccuracies for people of color. LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —…

NBA Legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Secretary of AHCA Simone Marstiller and Clear Health Alliance Team up to Promote Awareness, Testing and Treatment for HIV/AIDS

February 7 Marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day February 07, 2022 05:08 PM Eastern Standard Time JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clear Health Alliance (CHA) hosted a conversation today among health care providers, community leaders and nonprofit organizations on prevention and care of HIV/AIDS. NBA Legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson was the spotlight of the event at the Jacksonville…

MSDH News: Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program Update

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act recently enacted by the Mississippi Legislature and signed by Governor Tate Reeves. The goal is to provide a safe and accessible program that meets the needs of patients and the public health…

COVID-19 vaccinations at Jackson State University postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 8

(JACKSON, Miss.) —  COVID-19 vaccinations at Jackson State University have been postponed today.  The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will resume providing free Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations and boosters from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, to students, faculty, staff and the community at One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson,…

COVID-19 vaccines, boosters on Tuesday, Feb. 1: Jackson State University offering Pfizer, Moderna for all adults, children ages 5 and above

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University will provide free Pfizer and Moderna regular vaccines and boosters to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. Also, the vaccine and booster will be available for children ages 5 and above.  The Jackson-Hinds…

Jackson State University will require vaccinated, unvaccinated to wear face masks indoors; classes will be in person

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Based on the most recent guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JSU will require face masks/coverings in all public indoor campus spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, regardless of academic or extracurricular activity. Face masks are not required when outdoors. However, masks…

AIDS Walk Atlanta & Music Fest Returns Featuring Ludacris and Sevyn Streeter

AIDS Walk Atlanta & Music Fest returns to Piedmont Park Saturday, September 25, 2021 Canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, this 30th annual event—which raises thousands of dollars to support 10 local AIDS service organizations—culminates with a free concert featuring Atlanta’s own Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Sevyn Streeter August 04, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern…

Jackson State University will offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 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, Aug. 3, 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…

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…