Black Woman Appointed California’s First-Ever Surgeon General

Burke Harris received support online from politicians such as Rep. Barbara Lee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.   California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed a Black woman to be the state’s first surgeon general on Monday, according to the San Francisco Examiner. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, 43, is a San Francisco-based pediatrician and CEO of the…

12-Year-Old Flint Activist Raises Over $130K For Water Filtration Systems

“My team has partnered with a socially-responsible water filtration company, which will allow us to maximize the impact of donated funds and eliminate the single-use plastic waste that is associated with bottled water,” said Amariyanna Copeny. 12-year-old activist Amariyanna Copeny⁠—dubbed Little Miss Flint⁠—is furthering her efforts to address the water crisis in her city. According…

Pediatricians: Black Children Suffer Significantly From Racism

  Suprise! Racism—that “thing” white people say doesn’t exist—has dire long-term effects on the health of black children and adolescents, according to a report released by the country’s largest group of pediatricians. The report, crafted into a first-of-its-kind policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, calls racism “a socially transmitted disease passed down through…