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HBCU Money’s 2019 African American Owned Bank Directory | HBCU Money

Travis Loller, Associated Press, HBCU Money Dr. James Hildreth dissects a frog Friday, March 29, 2019, with seventh grader Keyshawn Walker at the Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Travis Loller). Featured Image , Tenn. (AP) — The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn’t budged since the late 1970s, and Dr. James Hildreth wants to change that. Hildreth is president and CEO of Nashville’s Meharry Medical College, the oldest historically Black medical school in the country. On Friday, Hildreth and about 200 Meharry faculty and medical students spent the day at Haynes Middle Health/Medical […]

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Jaden Smith’s Foundation Unveils Filtration System Designed to Provide Flint with Clean Water | The Root

Jay Connor, The Root Jaden Smith Hollis Johnson/Business Insider, Featured Image Jaden Smith is most commonly known for his acting chops and blossoming rap career, on the low, the son of Jada and Willard is quite the philanthropist too. The Associated Press reports that the 20-year-old’s JUST goods foundation is joining forces with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to deploy a mobile water filtration system—known as “The Water Box”—in Flint, MI, that will reduce lead and other potential contaminants. Also of note, the filtration system was designed and engineered by JUST goods and the church. CLICK TO READ THE FULL […]

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The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action | The Atlantic Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

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