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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Pledges $1 Million to Support Lifesaving Mission of St....

NNPA Newswire Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., an international collegiate and nonprofit community service organization, plans to raise $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research...

CUNY Study Underscores the Enduring Vitality of the Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The racial awakening after the death of George Floyd didn’t prove as much of an arousal...

Dr. Esther Obeng: At home in her lab at St. Jude

Dr. Obeng’s parents instilled in her a value for education, and she’s putting it to use treating patients and researching new therapies and cures. By...

The 11th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Educational Seminar

Photos and Article By Andrew Harford, Contributing Writer The Cayenne Wellness Center and Axis Advocacy hosted the 11th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Educational Seminar in San Diego,...

PRESS ROOM: NIH launches initiative to accelerate genetic therapies to cure sickle cell disease

The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative seeks to develop cures for a far broader group of individuals with the disease, and it is initially focusing on gene therapies that modify the patient’s own hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which make red and other blood cells.