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The Danger of Drinking Alcohol While Your Skin is Exposed to the Sun -- Many Blacks Still in Denial

African American drinking alcohol outside

Most skin cancers are caused by direct exposure to the UV rays in sunlight, according to the American Cancer Society. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage DNA in […]

25-Year Old Son Donates One of His Kidneys and Saves His Mom's Life -- Now He Wants To Save Others Too!

Anthony and Rita Brown, a son and mother who had a kidney transplant

Queens Village, NY — Back in 2013, Anthony Brown of Queens Village, New York, donated one of his kidneys to his mom, Rita Brown, and it literally saved her life. […]

The #1 Killer of Black People in America is Not Black on Black Crime -- It's This!

African American patient with high blood pressure

About 75 million American adults (29 percent) have high blood pressure, or 1 in every 3 American adults, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. It greatly increases the […]

These Eye Conditions Can Be the First Signs of an HIV Infection

HIV eye symptoms

HIV is still a serious health epidemic, with African Americans representing a majority (44 percent) of new HIV diagnoses. People with HIV often experience problems with their eyes. In fact, […]

5 Ways How Manicures Can Lead to Nasty and Potentially Deadly Infections

Manicure Infection

What woman doesn’t like to get her nails done? Manicures and pedicures are a luxury enjoyed by millions of women. But here’s something you need to know before you indulge; […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Using Memoir to Build a Much-Needed Oncology Center in the Caribbean

Karla Antoinette Baptiste, author of Did in Your Heels

— 100% percent of the proceeds will go to establish the oncology center in St. Vincent — Dallas, TX — In 2007, not long after fulfilling her dream of living in […]

Black Entrepreneur's Weight Loss Company Helped Her to Lose 74 Pounds Without Exercise -- Now She is Focused on Helping Others!

Chandra Harris, before and after

Philadelphia, PA — Chandra Harris is the co-founder of Fit, Firm, and Fabulous which produces the Extreme Weight Loss Protocol system. She started the company out of necessity. She knew […]

The True Meaning of "Bruh-therly" Love: One Black Man's Story - Part Two

Jeff Hayes, True Meaning of Bruh-therly Love

By Jeff Hayes Nationwide — Any one will tell you that a prostate exam is right up there with having your taxes audited; somewhat evasive and not very flattering. And […]

Black College Student From Chicago Discovers A Breakthrough For Colon Cancer Cure

Keven Stonewall, Black college student studying colon cancer

When Keven Stonewall was in the fifth grade, he received four microscopes for Christmas from his parents. They did not realize then that his interest in biology would eventually lead […]

The Success Doesn’t Sleep 2017 Tour to Inspire, Empower Black Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals Across 10 U.S. Cities

Success Doesn't Sleep Tour Speakers

Nationwide — Despite what most think, the main obstacle to achieving one’s dreams are personal inhibitions, which often make success and personal fulfillment appear utopic. The Success Doesn’t Sleep Tour […]

The True Meaning of "Bruh-therly" Love: One Black Man's Story - Part One

George Hughes, True Meaning of Bruh-therly Love

By George M. Hughes, Jr. Nationwide — There’s nothing more private than discussing health issues related to your “man- parts”. But there’s also nothing more healing than connecting over a […]

25% of African Americans With This Serious Health Condition Won't Find Out Until It's Too Late!

African American HIV Awareness program

Developing HIV does not have to be a death sentence. With proper treatment, HIV does not have to progress to full blown AIDS. The problem is that 25 percent of […]

Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods Have a Higher Risk of Getting This!

Black woman in hospital

Where you live can have a significant impact on your overall health. According to a new government-funded study, Blacks who live in poor neighborhoods are at greater risk for heart […]

African American Entrepreneur Dives into the World of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil With a Unique Crowdfunding Campaign

Zachary Harris

Nationwide — Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is one of the most fraudulently peddled products on the market. In 2011, U.C. Davis released a study that showed at least 90 […]

Founders of Successful Black-Owned Laundry Detergent Line Are Now Raising Funds to Create Another Product That is Even More Environmentally-Friendly

Founders of The True Products

— Currently, The True Product’s laundry detergent line has no animal by-products and caustic ingredients, but they want to release another laundry product and fabric softener that is 100% “Fragrance […]

Join the Fight Against Prostate Cancer by Honoring the 9th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day

Brown Byrd Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness

Nationwide — How far would you go to protect yourself and your family? What if it was a matter of life and death? And what if the answer was a […]

Study Reveals Shocking Reasons Why Puberty Is More Difficult For Low Income Teen Girls

Teenage Low Income Girl

What happens to children when they are young often affects them for the rest of their lives. This includes that awful growing up stage called puberty. Recent research published in […]

Revolutionary Weight Loss Device Gets Rid of Belly Fat -- Never Touches the Skin!

Whoopi Goldberg

A Czech-made device called Vanquish, manufacturered by BTL Aesthetics of Framingham, Massachusetts, gets rid of belly fat without even touching the skin. The product was featured on ABC’s The View […]

Children’s Book Company Joins Forces to Combat Sickle Cell Disease -- Releases New Book, “Breaking The Sickle”

Breaking the Sickle book

Fort Worth, TX — Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African-American leaders, has partnered with Sickle Cell Disease Association of North Texas (SCDANT) in effort […]

14-Year Old Girl, Naika Venant, Hangs Herself Live On Facebook

Naika Venant

Naika Venant from Miami, Florida, was only 14 years old when she methodically planned and carried out her suicide for two hours, and the whole event was live on Facebook. […]

The Real Reason Why Asthma Can Be More Serious (and Deadly) for African Americans

African American boy with asthma

According to The U.S. Centers For Disease Control, black adults are more likely to have asthma than white adults. The National Institutes of Health reports that African Americans have more […]

African American Smokers Vs. White Smokers -- Who is More Likely to Get Diabetes?

African American and white smoker

The risk of diabetes is 77 percent higher among African Americans than among non-Hispanic white Americans, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. But that risk can be even […]

NFL, American Heart Association and Discovery Education Host Virtual Field Trip Live From Super Bowl LI

Whitney Mercilus and Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D. NFL Play 60 Challenge Virtual Field

— Free Virtual Class to be Live-Streamed in Classrooms Nationwide — Dallas, TX — The NFL and American Heart Association, together with Discovery Education, will host the first-ever AHA-NFL PLAY […]

Alpha RX Plus, an All-Natural Product For Men With Erectile Dysfunction, Shares Results of Their 50 Man Product Test Trial

African American man with prescription

San Diego, CA — Alpha RX Plus LLC is thanking all participants in their recent product test trial of their all-natural product for erectile dysfunction. J.R. Scroggins, founder of the 5-year […]



African Americans Can Fight Diabetes With These 6 Drinks -- The Last One Will Totally Surprise You!

African American diabetic drinking apple cidar vinegar

It’s important for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar. African Americans, in particular, have a 77 percent higher risk of diabetes than non-Hispanic white Americans. A healthy diet […]

Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das Teams Up With the American Heart Association to Recruit Volunteer Ambassadors to Drive Healthy Living in Urban Communities

Shanti Das, American Heart Association volunteer ambassador

Dallas, TX — Music industry mogul Shanti Das and the American Heart Association are teaming up to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke, the social determinants of health and opportunities […]

These 10 U.S. Cities Have the Highest Rates of HIV -- Nine of Them are in the South!

African American Patient With HIV

African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. Close to half of all […]

21-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Creates Healthy Drinkable Lightbulbs

Sorrel Drinkable Lightbulb by Clovesz

Alaila-Lee Lawrence, a genius young entrepreneur, has created Sorrel Drinkable Lightbulbs – an all-natural, refreshing drink that comes in a bottle that is literally shaped like a lightbulb. Sold exclusively […]

African Americans and Deadly Diabetes - 6 Symptoms That Should Never Be Ignored!

African American woman with diabetes

More than 29 million people in the U.S., or 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes. African Americans have some of the highest incidence rates for diabetes, along with more […]

Black Married Couple Releases New Book About Infertility Entitled, "Why Not Us?" -- On How Love Helped Them Overcome Their 12-Year Journey

Why Not Us By Sandra and Octavian Braxton

New York, NY — Sandra & Octavian Braxton have been married for 18 years and met while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Like most married couples, they wanted to start […]

L’Oréal Sued By Black Women Who Say the Company's Hair Relaxer Product Burned Their Scalp and Left Them Bald

Black women suing L'Oreal after product burned their scalps

Nationwide — Several African American women who used L’Oréal’s SoftSheen-Carson Hair Relaxer product are now suing the brand for $5 million dollars after their usage of the product resulted in […]

After 30 Years of Research, Black Physician Releases New Innovative, Customized Weight Loss Program

Dr. O.Bey

— EAT One/Half brings to light for the first time, successful strategies for healthy weight loss. Newly uncovered, this versatile approach reveals technical and universal sources of support. Innovative, it […]

Race and Risk -- The Truth About African Americans Dying From High Blood Pressure and Strokes

African American man with high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a health risk for anyone. It can lead to stroke by damaging and weakening your brain’s blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak, and […]

The Truth About Chronic Constipation -- and What You Can Do About It!

Man With Chronic Constipation

Normal bowel movements are different among people, but constipation is considered a health issue. Constipation is when bowel movements are infrequent or difficult to pass. It’s considered a health issue […]

Black Women Should Beware of These 5 Symptoms -- They Could Be Signs of HIV

Black woman with doctor

An estimated 1.2 million people in the U.S. were living with HIV at the end of 2013, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Although African Americans […]

Black-Owned Detergent Maker Meets Consumer Demands with New "Fragrance Free and Dye Free" Laundry Detergent Line

Founders of True Products Laundry Detergent

Atlanta, GA — Consumers suffering from allergies need a hypoallergenic detergent to keep them clean and comfortable, and Black-owned, Atlanta-based detergent manufacturer The True Products LLC fulfills that demand with […]

The Real Reason Why Black Babies Die Twice As Often As White Babies

Black mother with baby

The Centers For Disease Control reports that African-American women and their babies are at a higher risk for pregnancy and birth complications, including pre-mature birth. Premature delivery is the most […]

HBCU Partners With Black-Owned Tech Firm to Unlock the Code of Monitoring and Managing Diabetes

Better Life Technologies Team

— New wireless technology may just be one of the best kept secrets to help people with not just diabetes, but also cancer, cardiac and other neurological diseases — Nationwide […]

Africans Speak Out Against the Mass Circumcision Campaign

VMCC Experience Project

“We respect science honestly, but we do not support what science brings to finish us, to defile our cultures, defile our rights.” — Prince Hillary Maloba — Since 2008, western […]

California's First African American Doctor is Still Practicing at Age 93!

Dr. James Hutchinson

Dr. James Hutchinson has been practicing medicine as a family doctor in San Mateo, California for more than 60 years. In fact, he was California’s first African American doctor. He […]

First Ever Black Female Doctor to Receive a Patent For a Medical Invention

Patricia Bath

Dr. Patricia Bath is the first African-American female doctor in U.S. history to receive a patent for a medical invention, but in actuality. In 1986, she invented the Laserphaco Probe […]

Study Confirms This Nutrient Can Give Black Women Higher Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Black woman getting Vitamin D from sunshine

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. Although breast cancer occurs more among white women, the mortality rate is 39 percent higher in African Americans […]

"Love My Body Again" Book Signing Set for December 9th!

Love My Body Again By Tamala Austin

— Author and J.I.V.E. Juice Company owner, Tamala Austin, starting a nationwide movement encouraging others to make a commitment to create their best bodies. — Houston, TX — For years, […]

Researchers Say Eating Like This Can Starve Cancer Cells Out of Your Body

Black man on Ketogenic Diet

Eating healthy is necessary for overall health, and even to lose weight. Those are good things. But did you know that certain eating habits can actually provide additional benefits, like […]

African American Men Are 70% More Likely to Get This Disease!

Chronic liver disease patient

This disease not only afflicts African-American men far greater than white men, but it was also the 8th leading cause of death among black men in 2013. Even black women […]

PBS Journalist, Gwen Ifill, Dies of Cancer at Age 61 -- Will Be Remembered as a Pioneer in Journalism For Women and African Americans

Gwen Ifill Dies

Nationwide — Gwen Ifill, The co-anchor of PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff has died at the age of 61. The award-winning veteran journalist, who moderated two vice presidential debates in […]

“Movember” Prompts Clark Atlanta University to Ask Prostate Cancer Survivors Across the Nation to Share Their Experience This Month and Every Month

Movember Prostate Cancer Registry

— Men across the country are asked to share their experience on the Prostate Cancer Registry in order to help save more lives from the disease — Atlanta, GA — […]

What Really Causes Migraines?

Black woman with migraine

Migraines are not just ordinary headaches. They are headaches that involve severe pain in the head, sometimes lasting hours or even days. They are often accompanied by nausea and vomiting […]