Healthcare

Track and field Olympian Allyson Felix has teamed up with Pampers for an initiative designed to address the Black maternal health crisis.

The LeBron James Family Foundation unveiled plans to open an Akron-based medical facility to ensure healthcare is affordable and accessible.

Scholar Zindzi Thompson has made history as the youngest Black woman to graduate from Meharry Medical College.

Dr. Joyce Yerwood—the first Black woman physician in Fairfield County—will have a street named in her honor.

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $12 million to a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating medical school expenses for BIPOC students.

The Black Future Co-op Fund has donated $1.05 million to Black women-led organizations on the frontlines fighting for justice in Washington.

NBA player Bismack Biyombo is donating his entire 2022 salary to build a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Spelman alumna Dr. LaMonica Davis Taylor has launched a mobile dentist facility to serve underprivileged youth in Mississippi.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has joined forces with Aflac to address medical debt disparities.

Tuskegee University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham were awarded $13.7 million to advance their biomedical research programs.

Serena Williams has invested in the Black woman-founded healthcare startup HUED.

Dr. Margaret Towolawi is the woman behind the first Black-owned direct primary care clinic in the state of Washington.