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This First-Generation College Student Just Graduated From Harvard Law School

Derrick Parker Jr. just graduated from Harvard Law School, and according to his Facebook page, he’s his “ancestors’ wildest dreams.” We can’t help but be inclined to agree. From a young age, Parker always seemed destined for success. Originally from Kansas City, MO, Parker came up in humble circumstances. His father was a barber, and his mother was a factory worker. Despite these circumstances, they saved enough money to send him to Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. While there, Parker was 1st Chair Trombone in both the jazz band and wind ensemble. But that’s not all the Harvard Law School graduate achieved. He was also elected Senior Class President, Homecoming King, Prom King, and was also 1st Team All-Conference starting quarterback on the football team. Instagram /Derrick Parker Jr. In 2018, he graduated from Morehouse College as the valedictorian before heading off to Harvard Law School. While at Morehouse, he graduated as the highest-ranking scholar in his class, a junior...

Black Doctors Matter: Mike Bloomberg Donates $100M to HBCU Medical Schools

HBCU medical schools matter! Only 5 percent of practicing physicians are Black according to a study conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges . As racial disparities within the medical field continue to increase, it is vital to create more Black doctors that will know how to care for Black patients who are often neglected. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has announced that he will make a $100 million donation through Bloomberg Philanthropies, according to a press release . This will be circulated in the form of scholarships for students who are currently enrolled in medical programs at four HBCU medical schools that have been impacted by COVID-19. “COVID-19 has been especially devastating for the Black community, and the scarcity of Black doctors practicing in Black communities is one reason for it,” Bloomberg said in a press statement . The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative was created to increase generational wealth among Black families and...

Sep 3, 2020

Morehouse Alum Starts Foundation to Empower Black ParentPreneurs With $10K Grants

Since the start of the pandemic, Black businesses have faced detrimental circumstances in terms of having the support to navigate this difficult time. In March of this year, Morehouse Alum James Oliver, Jr. took it upon himself to help Black businesses and families. To do so, he decided to start the ParentPreneur Foundation to empower Black people to be the best parents and entrepreneurs, providing funds, tools, resources, and social capital. View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Oliver, Jr. (@trepdad) Four months later, Oliver is continuing his mission and giving $10,000 grants away to ten Black ParentPreneurs thanks to a $50,000 seed grant from renowned venture capitalist Brad Feld, a press release reports . Black entrepreneurs are often excluded when it comes to getting funding for their businesses, which is largely attributed to the racial disparities that exist in our economy. “Black people don’t have the same resources as many of our white ParentPreneur...

Aug 6, 2020