Black Pioneers in Medicine II

Black History Month is here. The last twelve months have been tumultuous. A global pandemic has kept most of us indoors to our own devices, which usually is never a good prospect, “idle hands” and all. When things looked the bleakest, multiple vaccines were developed, and distribution is steady. The medical industry can accomplish great […]

Pioneer’s In Black Medicine I

Black History Month is here. The last twelve months have been tumultuous. A global pandemic has kept most of us indoors to our own devices, which usually is never a good prospect, “idle hands” and all. When things looked the bleakest, multiple vaccines were developed, and distribution is steady. The medical industry can accomplish great […]

5 Black Trans Femmes That Should Be Honored During Black History Month

Happy Black History Month!  This month is normally reserved for straight, cis- black people. Every year in school we learned about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Trans black folks are often left out of the conversation. Even among other black people, they aren’t brought up or revered for their fearlessness and achievements.  I […]

Adultification Bias and Brutality Against Black Girls Must Stop

Adultification Bias and Brutality Against Black Girls Must Stop Rochester almost got through the entire first month of the new year without an incident of the Rochester Police Department (RPD) using excessive force on a citizen in mental distress. This time the victim of that brutality is a 9-year-old Black girl who based on reports […]

A Recap of Our 3rd Annual Black History Month Blog Campaign

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#BlackYouthMatter: Vol IV

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Another Look at Anna, the Other Douglass

“As is the condition of most wives her identity became merged into that of her husband” Rosetta Douglass Sprague With all of Frederick Douglass’ vast and enduring contributions to global human rights, it would be easy to consider his spouse of 44 years, Anna Murray Douglass, as the good woman behind the great man. To […]

How to Celebrate Black History Month on Social Media

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A Lesson on Intersectionality, Part I

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Understanding The Racial Wealth Gap

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Do You Know George Crum?

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#BlackYouthMatter: Vol III

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Okay, Rochester, Let’s Talk About Susan B. and White Feminism

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Ella Baker: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest

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Saartije Baartum: On Display

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#BlackYouthMatter: Vol II

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Phillis Wheatley: The First Great American Writer

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First Ever All Black News Network Launches in U.S.

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Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed

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Irene Morgan Refuses to Change Seats on Bus

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