Physicians Medical Forum Hosts Conference to Increase Pipeline of African American/Black Students to Attend Medical School

Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) aims to expand the pipeline and the number of African American/Black students who want to become physicians. PMF also provides a network of support that encourages medical students and residents to pursue their careers as physicians in the Oakland/San Francisco Northern California, Bay Area. PMF’s mission is to improve the delivery […]

New App Celebrates Black Fraternity and Sorority Life — Divine 9 Emojis

Sometimes words are not enough, and that’s why there are stickers. The Divine 9 Emojis app, released this week for iMessage, is a 300+ sticker pack capturing the quintessential expressions of Black Fraternity and Sorority life. Stickers have been available on social messaging apps like WeChat, Twitter, and Facebook’s Messenger and came to iMessages on […]

@AlaskaAir and @UNCF Partner to Expand #College Access Nationwide

Alaska Airlines today named UNCF (United Negro College Fund) its newest Charity Miles partner, launching the partnership with a gift of one million frequent flier miles. UNCF is the national leader in the effort to expand college access for African-American and other minority students. Since the organization's founding in 1944, UNCF efforts have helped to […]

STOP Using the Term At-Risk to Label Our Students

Dr. John Hamilton As educators, I hope we are always trying to move the needle in the positive direction.  The nation always clings to the mantra “the children are our future.”  We may need not only to demonstrate this in our actions, but our choice of words.  When we think of the achievement gap and the digital divide […]

Challenging Minds Provides a Positive Space for African American Youth & Stakeholders

Challenging Minds is a nonprofit, which was created and is led by Dr. John Hamilton.  The purpose of Challenging Minds is to build an universal knowledge of wealth to support historically underrepresented youth with an emphasis on African American males. We believe that the source of this development is within the individuals and organizations we […]

28 Organizations That Empower Black Communities

Time and time again, black Americans have often come together in vulnerable times through mobilization. From the Black Panther Party to the Civil Rights Movement, there have been a number of organizations and movements that have fought to remind the nation that we too are America. If you’re looking to organize against the current, unstable […]

Nearly 50% of U.S. Children Now Live in Poverty — And Trump Wants to Cut These Programs!

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) reports that 43 percent of all children in the U.S. now live in low-income families. This includes 30.6 million children, including 5.2 million infants and toddlers under the age of three. What is more concerning is the fact that the number represents an increase between 2009 – […]