Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams

Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams

Fake cures, phony charities, fraudulent promises of early stimulus payments—authorities are flooded with complaints Danita Sienknecht was on a car ride with her husband one recent morning when a stranger called her with an outlandish offer. If she wired him $4,000...
The science behind washing your hands? Why it works?

The science behind washing your hands? Why it works?

As COVID-19 and influenza continue to spread across the country, everyone from coworkers to the CDC wants you to wash your hands. Using face masks is ineffective (and makes it harder for health care workers to buy masks), and while hand sanitizer is a good option,...
The struggle and triumph of America’s first black doctors

The struggle and triumph of America’s first black doctors

Around 1906, a young boy in Atlanta was stricken with a condition that cut off the circulation in his legs. His family feared it was life-threatening. His father, an African American minister named Briny Jordan, took him to the closest doctor he could find in the...
African American history month – Black history month

African American history month – Black history month

The annual observance of Black History Month in February has its origins dating back to 1926 when the historian Carter G Woodson, author of ‘The Journal of Negro History’, announced the second week in February to be “Negro History Week”. The flame flickered until, in...