• Article
  • Feb 1 2023

Anastasia Curwood, associate professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences, discusses her new book “Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics”

  • Article
  • Jan 27 2023

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is working to address cancer disparities in communities of color through inclusive outreach and engagement.

  • Article
  • Jan 18 2023

Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D., is one of two principal investigators leading a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support underrepresented minority faculty at predominantly white institutions across the U.S.

  • Article
  • Oct 25 2022

The UNited In True Racial Equity Research Priority Area (UNITE RPA) welcomed its inaugural cohort of 18 graduate students from 6 colleges to the UNITE Predoctoral Research Enhancement Program. 

  • Article
  • Sep 28 2022

The cost of cancer treatment negatively impacts the physical and mental health of survivors who are living in poverty, according to a recent study co-authored by Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., Markey Cancer Center’s associate director of Cancer Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Article
  • Aug 30 2022

As Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in the U.S. from Aug. 25-31, researchers at the University of Kentucky are highlighting research and outreach initiatives supporting Black mothers’ choices to initiate and continue breastfeeding.

  • Article
  • Aug 11 2022

A new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment details the experiences of Black adults in drug treatment and their providers. The study authors hope it will inform changes to promote successful recovery and healing.  

  • Article
  • Jun 21 2022

More than 60,000 pages of Fayette County’s historical property records containing information about enslaved people from the late 1700s through 1865 will soon be available to the public online.

  • Podcast
  • Jun 17 2022

The director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies and African American and Africana Studies discusses the Juneteenth holiday, personal reflections on the day's significance, and the importance of observance of the holiday by the university.

  • Article
  • Jun 1 2022

Deadly drug overdose mortality rates among Black people In Kentucky increased by nearly 117% — from 21.2 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2016 to 46.0 per 100,000 in 2020, according to new research published in the journal Public Health Reports.