BOCA RATON, Fla. — Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In an effort to increase awareness of the disease and the benefits of early screening, the National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA), Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and LabCorp® are teaming up to educate men and increase access to screenings. Beginning Sept. 1 through […]Read more "NFL Alumni Association, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and LabCorp to Offer Prostate Cancer Screenings Starting in September"
Baltimore, Md. – The Urban Sports League (USL) will begin year two of its pilot program to bring baseball and softball to urban youth in the Baltimore community. Working with our partner Coppin State University, USL will kick off the 2017 season on September 9th, at 12:00 noon, at Frederick Douglass High School. During September, USL will also […]Read more "Urban Sports League to begin year two of pilot in Baltimore; expands to Michigan"
NEW YORK — BLACK ENTERPRISE marks 45 years of listing America’s largest black companies with the publication’s May/June 2017 issue of the BE 100s, universally recognized as the most authoritative analysis and annual ranking of the nation’s top grossing black-owned companies. The BE 100s ranks America’s largest black-owned companies, including automobile dealers, banks, asset managers, investment banks, and private equity […]Read more "Black Enterprise Magazine Publishes 45th Annual Rankings Of The Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses"
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, lower (lumbar) back pain is a commonly reported symptom among the general population; however, low back pain among elite athletes who play varsity or professional sports […]Read more "Don’t let lower back injuries take you down for the count"
MINNEAPOLIS — Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world’s largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, have teamed up on a new public service announcement campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure, to urge Blacks and African Americans to register as potential marrow donors. Heritage Holds the Cure celebrates the […]Read more "Marrow donor registry teams up with Grizzlies’ Conley to launch new campaign"
LOS ANGELES — In the wake of the Philando Castile verdict, OneUnited Bank invites America to join a FacebookLIVE discussion with Sybrina Fulton, mother of murdered teen Trayvon Martin, Melina Abdullah, founding member, Black Lives Matter and Teri Williams, President & Owner, OneUnited Bank, the largest black-owned bank in the country. The already planned #WeOut Facebook LIVE event, to celebrate Juneteenth, the […]Read more "Juneteenth and One Year Anniversary of the #BankBlack Movement Take On New Meaning"
NEW YORK — The Urban Fitness League (UFL), a new professional league launching in 2018 featuring extreme calisthenics athletes, has announced the talented line-up and ticket availability for the special “UFL World Cup” event on the 4th of July in Coney Island. The high-octane event will showcase the world’s best calisthenics athletes in an unprecedented convergence of […]Read more "“Urban Fitness League” Returns To Its Roots With Spectacular Showcase Of Sport, Style And Music On The 4th of July At Coney Island Boardwalk"
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The first-ever mobile travel guide to S.C. African American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, offering residents and visitors from around the world a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating enriching cultural experiences across the state at http://www.GreenBookofSC.com. . […]Read more "The “Green Book of South Carolina” Launches as First-Ever Mobile Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites"
From The BASN Newswire ATLANTA — 70% of African Americans do not know how to swim,* and African-American children drown at 5.5 times the rate of other children.** To help educate parents and children on the importance of water, pool and swimming safety, Bounce, the first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, is joining […]Read more "Bounce, The YMCA and Black Kids Swim Team For New Water Safety Public Service Initiative"
From The BASN News Wire CHICAGO — A Harris Poll survey conducted online in March 2017 on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association asked over 1,000 U.S. parents whether they allow or plan to allow their children to play sports given the risk of concussion—51 percent said yes, while 33 percent said it depends on the […]Read more "Concussion Concerns Influence Whether Parents Will Allow Children to Play Sports"