A racist kidney transplant test caused delays in Black patients receiving the transplants that they needed. Now, that's being corrected. The post More Than 14,000 Black Patients Moved Up Kidney Transplant List After Racist Medical Test Stalled Them appeared first on NewsOne.

Johnson C. Smith University Masks are required indoor except in private spaces. Johnson C. Smith University is requiring all students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations UNC Charlotte Masks are required regardless of vaccination status Beginning Jan. 4, anyone who is vaccinated and eligible for the booster but has not received one yet must participate in re-entry […]

The first Omicron Variant (aka Omarion variant) was confirmed in Mecklenburg County identified in a student on UNC Charlotte Campus, the university announced. According to the school website, the student tested positive for the Omicron Variant after traveling out of state during Thanksgiving break. Everyone who might have come in close contact with the student […]

The two-dose vaccine has been approved for individuals age 16 and older. Health officials hope the action by the FDA will aid more unvaccinated individuals to trust Pfizer's shot to be safe and effective and could be used to help employ vaccine mandates for state, local governments and private employers.

Mecklenburg County Public Health officials issues a mask mandate for the City of Charlotte for indoor and public spaces regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate went into effect Wednesday, August 15 at 5 PM. Officials said this requirement applies to all individuals who are five years old or older. This mandate comes as the […]


“We had a thousand new cases a day reported yesterday and today," Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said Thursday. "That’s more than three times the number of cases we were seeing just two weeks ago." She went on to say the agency believes the spike of cases is due to the Fourth of July holiday. A majority of those as the Delta variant, first discovered in India.  

Johnson C Smith University joins many other universities in requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus. In a press release from May 12, the University announced as they prepare to welcome students back to the campus fall semester, students are required to return fully vaccinated. Under the policy, students must complete […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidelines on Tuesday saying fully vaccinated Americans do not need face masks anymore unless they are in a large crowd. The CDC’s new “interim public health recommendations” details activities fully vaccinated can resume. Walking, running, hiking or biking outdoors alone or with members of their household […]

As North Carolina COVID-19 metric continues to trend downward, Governor Roy Cooper announced that he is will ease coronavirus restrictions statewide. During a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Cooper said he will sign an Executive Order that will continue to ease restrictions in several areas starting Friday, March 26 at 5 p.m. but the mask mandate […]