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 with us, as we honor entrepreneurs, organizations and American Heart Association volunteers.
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.
Dr. Willie Lawrence earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and is now the Chief of Cardiology at Research Medical Center.
Dr. Jennifer Mieres is a national spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement.
Dr. Clyde Yancy is the Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Magerstadt Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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.
Shanti Das is using her influence in the entertainment industry to spread health messages and help create healthier lifestyles.
Kevin Curry is the founder of FitMenCook and is inspiring and motivating his following to live healthier lives through his online kitchen.
Lawrence Griffith, the founder and CEO of Digital Factory Inc., is known as a digital marketing groundbreaker.
Mark Moore and his wife Brenda formed the Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation to make a difference in the lives of others.
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.
Cory Taylor suffered a stroke in February 2016 and is currently working on a weekly radio show and raising awareness about stroke.
Ryan Mundy, a former NFL player, now operates as a young tech investor, launching Techlete Ventures in March 2017.
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.
Sequoia Ross is passionate about giving back to her community through urban farming, food access and nutrition education.
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.
Cecil Wilson established Goffers in 2013 to provide on-demand mobile task assistance for things such as grocery shopping, laundry delivery and prescription refills.
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.
Uplift Solutions has been serving underserved communities by bringing sustainable food, health, financial and workforce solutions since 2009.
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.
Girl Trek is encouraging women to use walking to heal their bodies, inspire their families and enliven their communities.
BMe (Black Male Engagement), an award-winning network of community-builders for black men, is building community health, wealth, hope and opportunity.
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.
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.
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.