Black History Month Messaging 2018

This Black History Month, we are saluting “History in the Making” by recognizing everyday thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and dedicated volunteers working to make a positive impact in the health equity space. Share these Facebook posts to help spread awareness.

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with us, as we honor entrepreneurs, organizations and American Heart Association volunteers.

Black History Month Dr. Michael J. Sorrell

Michael J. Sorrell is the 34th President of Paul Quinn College and has transformed the College into one of the most innovative small colleges in the United States.

Black History Month Dr. Willie Lawrence

Dr. Willie Lawrence earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and is now the Chief of Cardiology at Research Medical Center.

Black History Month Dr. Jennifer Mieres

Dr. Jennifer Mieres is a national spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement.

Black History Month Dr. Clyde Yancy

Dr. Clyde Yancy is the Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Magerstadt Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Black History Month DJ Cavem

DJ Cavem is an O.G. (Organic Gardner) who through the use of Hip Hop, works to influence the mind and health of children in his community.

Black History Month Shanti Das

Shanti Das is using her influence in the entertainment industry to spread health messages and help create healthier lifestyles.

Black History Month Kevin Curry

Kevin Curry is the founder of FitMenCook and is inspiring and motivating his following to live healthier lives through his online kitchen.

Black History Month Lawrence Griffith

Lawrence Griffith, the founder and CEO of Digital Factory Inc., is known as a digital marketing groundbreaker.

Black History Month Mark Moore

Mark Moore and his wife Brenda formed the Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation to make a difference in the lives of others.

Black History Month Taylor Toynes

Taylor Toynes, founder of For Oak Cliff, has worked hard to bring about change in the lives of many Dallas residents by focusing on community, engagement, education and empowerment.

Black History Month Cory Taylor

Cory Taylor suffered a stroke in February 2016 and is currently working on a weekly radio show and raising awareness about stroke.

Black History Month Ryan Mundy

Ryan Mundy, a former NFL player, now operates as a young tech investor, launching Techlete Ventures in March 2017.

Black History Month graphic - Diop Adisa

Diop Adisa is working to bring healthy affordable food into many communities and supporting urban farmers with a goal to expand the movement across the nation.

Black History Month graphic - Sequoia Ross

Sequoia Ross is passionate about giving back to her community through urban farming, food access and nutrition education.

Black History Month graphic - Nyasha Nyamapfene

Nyasha Nyamapfene and her organization are working to motivate the community to get active and healthy every step of the way through their Chicago Gospel 5K.

Black History Month graphic - Cecil Wilson

Cecil Wilson established Goffers in 2013 to provide on-demand mobile task assistance for things such as grocery shopping, laundry delivery and prescription refills.

Black History Month graphic - Sharon Butler

Sharon Butler and her organization are working to eliminate childhood hunger by providing nonperishable healthy food to children in need to take home when school meal programs are unavailable.

Black History Month graphic - Uplift Solutions

Uplift Solutions has been serving underserved communities by bringing sustainable food, health, financial and workforce solutions since 2009.

Black History Month graphic - Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries is helping former gang-involved and incarcerated men and women across LA become contributing members of communities through programs and social enterprises that serve as job-training sites.

Black History Month graphic - Girl Trek =

Girl Trek is encouraging women to use walking to heal their bodies, inspire their families and enliven their communities.

Black History Month graphic - BMe

BMe (Black Male Engagement), an award-winning network of community-builders for black men, is building community health, wealth, hope and opportunity.

Black History Month graphic - Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn is promoting healthy lifestyle choices through basil lemonade consumption, which aims to subtract sugar from regular diets and add nutrients and phytochemicals that can be useful for the body.

Black History Month graphic - BP Guidelines

The blood pressure guidelines have changed, with the largest impact being among African-Americans. Do you know your numbers?

Black History Month graphic - Hands-Only CPR

African-Americans and Hispanics are 30 to 50 percent less likely to have bystander CPR performed on them. Learn how to save a life here.

Black History Month graphic - Stroke

Blacks have a risk of first-ever stroke that is almost twice that of whites. Learn about your risks and how to spot a stroke here.

Black History Month graphic - CCC Tracker

African-Americans face a larger risk for high blood pressure. Manage and monitor blood pressure at home with the AHA’s Check. Change. Control. Achieving and maintaining a healthy heart… a few clicks away.

Black History Month graphic - Support Network

Matters of the heart can be made easier when you connect with fellow caregivers, survivors or those fighting heart disease and stroke. Share your stories and find the support you need by joining American Heart Association’s Support Network.

Black History Month Dr. Icilma V. Fergus

Dr. Icilma V. Fergus, Director of Cardiovascular Disparities and Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, is doing amazing work in women’s and minority-focused cardiovascular research.


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