Science has proven that sickle cell arises from the body’s attempt to fight malaria. Although sickle cell disease is a global disorder affecting people of all races—as a direct result of the transatlantic slave trade—most individuals with sickle cell in the United States are Black. While health issues are a direct challenge of the disease, additional challenges to family stabilization and upward economic mobility arise as secondary side effects. These are two community leadership initia…Read More.
Thirty miles north of Indianapolis just to the east of U.S. 31 on 276th Street in western Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, stand the remains of Roberts Settlement, an African-American pioneer farm settlement. It was founded in 1835 by free Blacks of mixed racial heritage who migrated mostly from North Carolina and Virginia to escape deteriorating racial conditions in the South.Read More.
The disproportionate number of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers is a result of sexist systems that hold women and girls back. According to the American Association of University Women, "Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and math throughout their education, limiting their access, preparation and opportunities to go into these fields as adults." Because of biased societal standards and expectations, women and girls are pushed in…Read More.
Meet Trilanda Colbert. Mother. Entrepreneur. Nutrition Coach. Colbert was a winner of the 2021 IMPACT Central Indiana PitchFeast investment competition. At the event, she showcased her business, Kei2health—designed to help people set, achieve and maintain sustainable healthy lifestyle changes.
Colbert recently became the first IMPACT investee to complete the cycle of “recycling philanthropy” with IMPACT Central Indiana. Investments made through IMPACT are directed to businesse…Read More.
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