Denial of structural racism linked to anti-Black prejudice

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Denial also associated with less racial empathy, study finds Newswise — People who deny the existence of structural racism are more likely to exhibit anti-Black prejudice and less likely to show racial empathy or openness to diversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. However, there were no similar findings for people who claimed they ignore race, which…

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HBCU Grad makes history by landing into 3 Major Retailers

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NORFOLK, Va., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tones of Melanin is an HBCU clothing company that speaks to the HBCU culture’s pulse through philanthropic endeavors, one-of-a-kind designs, and long-lasting quality. Tones of Melanin is currently available in over 18 HBCU Follett Bookstores across the country. Tones of Melanin is the only HBCU brand that is created by a HBCU graduate that is sold at Fanatics, Belk…

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Lifestyle coaching lowers blood pressure in Black adults

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Kaiser Permanente study finds culturally tailored program leads to long-term benefits in adults with hypertension OAKLAND, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Culturally tailored lifestyle coaching can help Black adults with hypertension improve their blood pressure control, new Kaiser Permanente research shows. Improving blood pressure control is key to reducing risk for stroke, heart attack, and other hypertension-related health problems. “Black adults have the…

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LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As runaway inflation escalates, gas prices skyrocket and recession looms, African Americans have continued to lose economic ground throughout the pandemic. Responding to what she feels may be a future economic Armageddon for Black America, Najah Roberts, the “Queen of Crypto,” is launching “The Second Annual Digital Financial Revolution Tour” (DFRT) on Saturday, May 28 at 3 pm at Leimert Park…

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Eastern & Western PA Harley-Davidson Dealers Associations Raise Over $900,000 for MDA at 35th Annual Ride For Life

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced the Eastern Harley-Davidson Dealers Association with the Western PA Harley-Davidson Dealer Association 35th Annual MDA Ride for Life in Lebanon, PA raised $914,140 in support of research, care, and advocacy for people living with neuromuscular disease. “We had perfect weather and there were over 500 attendees, and bikers from 21 different dealerships and H.O.G. chapters raising money and…

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REI Co-op relaunches its lifetime membership program to support 50-million-member community vision

With each new membership purchased, REI will donate $5 to the REI Cooperative Action Fund SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — For the first time its 84 years, specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op is significantly changing the ways that members can connect with the co-op by relaunching its lifetime membership program. The relaunch includes new lifetime benefits that make it easier for members to make the most of…

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REI Co-op expands leadership team with first senior vice president, chief supply chain officer and new vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary

Sylvia Wilks joins co-op May 23; Minnie Alexander starts May 31 SEATTLE , May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — REI Co-op announced today two additions to its senior leadership team. Sylvia Wilks joins REI on May 23 as the company’s first senior vice president, chief supply chain officer. Minnie Alexander begins her role as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary on May 31. “Sylvia and Minnie join our team from customer-centric organizations that are deeply focused on…

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Rockstar Energy Drink Debuts its First-Ever Hispanic Equity Campaign

“Poder Para Mi Gente” with Vic Blends Celebrates the New Generation of Hispanic Fusionistas PURCHASE, N.Y. /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — As part of a long-standing commitment to celebrating the Hispanic community, Rockstar Energy Drink today unveiled its new ad campaign, “Poder Para Mi Gente (Power for My People),” a platform designed to empower a new generation of hustlers who work hard to give back…

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Feeding America Study Shows Deepening Divide in Senior Hunger Rates Along Racial and Ethnic Lines

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New study finds that overall senior food insecurity remained unchanged in 2020, yet racial disparities worsened CHICAGO  /PRNewswire/ — Feeding America® today released The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2020, a study about seniors facing hunger in the United States. The report sheds light on the extent to which food insecurity – or having limited access to enough food to live…

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