Maurice Dearden is an Emergency Medical Tech with McCormick ambulances and helping people in need is his job. On August 22nd Dearden was called to an emergency scene that required him to assist an autistic woman who was having a seizure. In an attempt to assist her he had to both place the woman in the back of the ambulance and restrain the woman for her own safety as seizures cause uncontrollable convulsions and spasms. At some point during this process the woman had somehow loosened one of the restraints…
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“Over 100,000 people are shot or killed every year by and the majority are Black or Brown. This public health crisis has spiraled out of control, and we need leaders from the Supreme Court [on] down to step up and establish solution to end gun violence. I have lost many friends, neighbors and family members to this vicious cycle. Enough is enough.”
On this day pioneering writer Richard Wright, who is best known for the classic texts ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Native Son’, passed away.
On this date The National Medical Association (NMA) was founded by African American physicians as an alternative to the white-only American Medical Association.