Longtime nurse practitioner and health advocate, Artangela Henry, has been named a Woman of Impact in the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. She will use her influence to help women understand the peril of cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death among women in the United States.
Publisher: Tri State Defender
Barely two years out of nursing school, John James Jr. found his way onto the pages of The New York Times, as part of an expose’ titled “In Harm’s Way.” The article spotlights healthcare professionals all over the country, featuring their reflections on caring for COVID-19 patients. Also: New Pittsburgh Courier Black Facts … Read More
Dr. Shelly White-Means of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center presented Workplace Settings and Job Types as Determinants of Health Disparities. “More African Americans are entering the ‘gig market’ to survive, trading traditional jobs for non-standard work,” says White-Means. She cited rideshare companies Uber and Lyft. Temporary and contract employers don’t typically offer health insurance –… Read More
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative to assist and encourage more small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities to pursue business opportunities with the university. The initiative formalizes efforts underway for some time at UTHSC. It also supports diversity business procedures… Read More
Sickle cell “warrior” Juveiane Richards lives with the inherited disease that he knows from experience can deliver episodes of pain known as pain crisis. Often, you can find him in the company of caregiver Ashton Davis at Carpenter’s House at 35 West Brooks Rd. Richards and Davis, a published author and college student, were chilling… Read More
Domestic abuse survivor Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of D.C. sniper John A. Muhammad, will be the keynote speaker October 28 at “Bridging Troubled Waters,” a free community forum aimed at ending domestic violence, resolving conflicts peacefully and building healthy relationships.
Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, MS, has been hired by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to serve as counseling psychologist with University Health Services to assist with student and employee mental and behavioral health, and support various programs to enhance the overall campus experience. Most recently assistant director and director of training at… Read More
Dr. Altha Stewart, the first African-American named president-elect of the 37,000-member American Psychiatric Association, will be among the panelists featured during an upcoming discussion at The LeMoyne-Owen College about “black-on-black” crime. The Black on Black Crime in Memphis Forum is set for 6 p.m. on April 6. It will be held in the Little Theatre… Read More