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Alaska Airlines Pledges to Increase Female African American Pilots


Pilots, like many careers in the travel industry, are lacking in diversity. Only half of one percent of all professional pilots are African American women. Alaska Airlines wants to change that.

On February 13, Alaska Airlines signed a pledge with Sisters of the Skies, a nonprofit aimed at diversifying the pilot community. With this pledge, Alaska Airlines promised to increase the number of female African American pilots that they employ at the airline and at Horizon Air over the next six years.

Currently, Alaska Airlines only has four African American female pilots between their two airlines, which makes up about one percent of all of their pilots.

“When we foster an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects, and visibly reflects all people, it makes us stronger,” said Andy…

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CBMA Partners with Fund II Foundation to Increase Paid Internships for African American College Students


The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is excited to our partnership with Fund II Foundation (F2F) to support internX, an ambitious initiative to match 10,000 skilled young adults nationwide with quality internship opportunities by the year 2020. 

Led by F2F President Robert F. Smith, internX was created to increase diversity and inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields by helping companies to recruit, develop and retain talent of color, particularly African American college students. 

Through internX, students will be matched with paid skills-building internships and provided with a range of preparatory tools and services. They will also gain insight into the diversity, equity and inclusion practices and cultures of different companies, and have…

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Chicago transplant surgeon aims to increase live-saving options for African American patients



“I would like to see, on a day-by-day and week-to-week basis, more African American patients in the operating room, getting the transplant that they …
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H. pylori infection may increase colorectal cancer risk, particularly among African-Americans



Helicobacter pylori infection appeared associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer, particularly among African-Americans, according to study …
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Kidney transplant options for African Americans may increase with new kidney allocation system



The new allocation system may improve access to kidney transplants for African Americans, who are the majority of A2 kidney recipients at this center.
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African countries urged to increase domestic healthcare expenditure – Xinhua


by Ronald Njoroge

NAIROBI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — African lawmakers and civil society organizations on Friday urged governments to increase domestic healthcare expenditure in order to end life-threatening epidemics such as HIV, malaria and Tuberculosis (TB).

Stephen Mule, Kenyan legislator and chair of the Africa Parliamentary TB Caucus, told a health forum in Nairobi that African countries have not yet prioritized the health sector in their budgets.

“On average African governments health budgets are less than 1 percent of their gross domestic products (GDP) against an ideal figure of five percent,” Mule said during the Conference on Raising Resources for Kenya’s Health Pillar Under Agenda Four.

The day-long event brought together African civil society organizations and parliamentarians to…

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