Veteran D.C. business woman receives lifetime achievement award, induction into Minority Business Enterprise Hall of Fame

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, The Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council (CRMSDC) recently inducted Sheila Brooks, founder and owner of D.C.-based SRB Communications, into the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Hall of Fame during the 50th anniversary of its Leaders & Legends Ceremony.   The organization also awarded Brooks


Meharry Medical College working to increase the number of Black medical professionals with physician assistant program

By Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. has launched a physician assistant program in its School of Graduate Studies and Research, the nation’s largest private independent historically Black academic health sciences center.  The first class of 25 aspiring physician assistants began their course of study in June 2022. The


NFL balances emotions, tight schedule after Hamlin shock

By ROB MAADDI, Associated Press The NFL pushed ahead Tuesday with a difficult balancing act, navigating players’ emotions after Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin’s shocking cardiac arrest with a tight playoff schedule and emphasizing Hamlin’s health was its main focus. The league informed the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals that their game, suspended Monday night, would