Watch LIVE as Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities Present Solutions to Remove the Barriers of Health

$100,000 for up to two HBCUs chosen as American Heart Association grant recipients for building healthier communities on April 29 in Greensboro

The American Heart Association is excited to announce that the EmPOWERED To ServeTM Urban Health AcceleratorTM-HBCU Showcase

The EmPOWERED To ServeTM Urban Health AcceleratorTM-HBCU Showcase will be held Monday, April 29 at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Awa

Watch LIVE as Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities Present Solutions to Remove the Barriers of Health

NewsOne Now Host & Managing Editor Roland S. Martin interviews Radio One, Inc. Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes during the taping of TV One’s “Cathy Hughes One on One: A NewsOne Special” on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Howard University in Washington. TV One’s primetime special premieres Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. ET. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for TV One)

rd winning journalist and writer, Roland Martin, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective.

Roland Martin will broadcast his regularly programmed show #RolandMartinUnfiltered live from the International Civil Rights Center & Museum from 6-7 p.m. EST and then will livestream the Showcase in its entirety from 7:15 p.m – 9 p.m.

“One of my favorite movie lines is ‘when you don’t know, you don’t know.’ It’s critical for African Americans to be informed about crucial health issues, and this competition the American Heart Association is doing with HBCUs will play a vital part in improving health outcomes,” shared Roland Martin.

In order to the view the livestream, viewers can visit http://rolandsmartin.com/unfiltered/. The public is also encouraged to follow along on social media using #EmPOWEREDToServe.

At the Showcase, Bennett College, Howard University, Johnson C. Smith University, Virginia State University, and Winston-Salem State University will pitch their concepts to improve the health of their campus and surrounding community to a panel of judges. Up to two schools will be selected to receive $50,000 per year for two years to implement their plan.

The American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to ServeTM Urban Health Accelerator™ – HBCU is an intense training and grant opportunity designed to help solve health disparities. Through this program the American Heart Association empowers HBCUs and builds powerful partnerships to uplift community-centered solutions that change behaviors, expand access and improve long-term health by overcoming systemic challenges.

The funding for the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator – HBCU Community Wellness Challenge was made possible by the Barbara Houston Historically Black Colleges and Universities Legacy Award and through the support of Mr. John Houston, III.

 

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