In a speech to the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Fast-forward 50 years, and unfortunately, not much has changed. Communities of color, and particularly the African-American community, suffer disproportionately from myriad diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast cancer, even depression.
Emile Cambry is a social entrepreneur whose technology center, Chicago’s Blue 1647, teaches people living in underserved communities how to code, make apps and solve technical problems. Cambry’s been inspired by Afrofuturism and what it can do for the next generation of young entrepreneurs. In part 4 of The Root’s series on Afrofuturism, Cambry talks about the importance of diverse voices in his space.
Ida Keeling isn't slowing down for anyone. The 100-year-old runner stole the crowd with her 1-minute, 17.33-second 100-meter dash Saturday afternoon at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, speeding her way to a world record, NBC Sports reports.
The White House is defending late-night comedian Larry Wilmore's use of the n-word during his routine at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner over the weekend, saying that President Barack Obama "appreciated the spirit and the sentiments that Mr. Wilmore expressed," the Washington Post reports.