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Doctor & Author/Illustrator Co-Author Children’s Book Explaining Coronavirus in an attempt to Answer Young People’s Questions About the Pandemic

Dr. Jill Waggoner is a residency trained, board certified Family Practice physician and author. She and friend Sharon Jones-Scaife, an author/illustrator, have teamed up to write and illustrate a new book explaining coronavirus in simple terms for children. Jones-Scaife shared the idea with Dr. Waggoner who loved the concept and was immediately onboard! The children’s…

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Walker’s Legacy Introduces “Ask a Boss” Masterclass Series with Featured Speaker Ivy McGregor

In partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency, Walker’s Legacy presents  “Ask a Boss”, a digital masterclass series featuring women of influence who have achieved success in business and beyond. This installment in the digital series will be held on Sunday, June 7th from 6 PM – 7 PM EST. The digital series moderated by Natalie Madeira Cofield, Walker’s Legacy…

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Congresswoman Karen Bass Says CBC Wants Federal Dollars to Aid the Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined the Black Press of America for a live interview to discuss the plight of African Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Congresswoman Bass, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), called the pandemic a “double-punch” to African Americans.…

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Black-Owned Laboratory Uses Artificial Intelligence-Based Drug Discovery Platform to Develop Treatment for COVID-19

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The novel coronavirus has ravaged most of the globe, but in the U.S., African Americans and other communities of color have disproportionately born the lethal impact of the pandemic. Darnisha Harrison, a Louisiana State University grad and founder and CEO of Georgia-based Ennaid Therapeutics, says that scientists working…

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Essence Ventures Hires Caroline Wanga as New Chief Growth Officer

Essence Ventures, the independent Black-owned consumer technology company focused on merging content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color, has announced that Caroline Wanga will be joining as Chief Growth Officer, effective June 29. In the newly created role, Wanga will lead new growth opportunities, market strategy…

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Valence and Silicon Valley Bank Partner to Support Black Professionals in a Three-Part Virtual Event Series

  Valence, the community to connect and empower Black professionals, and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, will host a series of inspiring and educational virtual events this summer for Black professionals. The Valence Boost Challenge Virtual Event Series, presented by Silicon Valley Bank, will provide…

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