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African American Death Rate Drops 25 Percent

African American men carrying casket at funeral

— Progress reducing leading causes of death, still more are likely to die at a younger age — Nationwide — The death rate for African Americans (blacks) declined 25 percent […]

This State Wants All Food Stamp Users to Take a Drug Test

People in line to receive food stamps

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is planning to move forward with his plan to drug test food stamp applicants, even though it has not been approved by the federal government. […]

Woman Loses 105 Pounds With "No Pills, No Surgeries, No Crazy Diets, No Shortcuts"

Woman who lost 105 pounds

Olivia Patrice lost almost half her entire body weight (105 pounds) without using any crazy diets, pills or surgeries. She did it the hard way — by eating healthy and […]

New Fingerprint Test Can Tell If a Person is Using Cocaine (and Other Drugs Too!)

Fingerprint test that detects cocaine

Researchers at a company called Intelligent Fingerprinting have developed a new fingerprint technology that can confirm within seconds if someone has used cocaine. The system works by analyzing fingerprint sweat, […]

Crime Fighter By Day, Entrepreneur at Night -- LA Area Police Officer Releases New Book on How to Be Successful

Cleon Joseph, author of Navigating Through the Valleys of Success

— Author and Fitness Guru, Cleon (CJ) Joseph, gives insight into his entrepreneurial journey to inspire personal growth to all in his new book called, “Navigating Through the Valleys of […]

CNN Says Childbirth is Killing Black Women in the U.S.

Black woman pregnant checkup

Nationwide — According to CNN and a documentary series called Giving Birth in America, every year about 700 to 1,200 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the United […]

New Book Reveals Secrets to Achieving Health, Wealth, Wholeness, and Happiness in 31 Days

Dr. Leonard Scott, author of The Ultimate Boost From Within

Nationwide — Respected pastor, a highly sought after health practitioner, talented musician, a radio talk show host on health, and author, Dr. Leonard Scott recently released his 3rd and latest […]

First Ever Cooking Competition With All Black Chefs to Premiere Online on Thanksgiving Day

Black chefs to compete on Bringing it to the Table web series

Nationwide — If you’re a fan of shows like Top Chef and Chopped, but wish they featured more Black chefs, you’re in luck! A brand new web series called Bringing […]

Jesse Jackson Not Giving Up Despite Having Parkinson's Disease -- Says, "I Will Need Your Prayers" and "Keep Hope Alive"

Jesse Jackson with MLK

Nationwide — Jesse Jackson, long-time civil rights activist and the founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition, has publicly announced that he is battling Parkinson’s Disease. He is currently 76 years […]

New Orleans Home Care Provider, De’Lisa Rowe-Tate, Diversifies With Reality Show Pilot, Book Release and 1st Annual Care Giver Expo

De'Lisa Rowe-Tate, author of The Caregivers Journey

Nationwide — De’Lisa Rowe-Tate, an in-home care provider from New Orleans since 1995 and the founder of Rejuvenating Concepts, Inc., has authored the newly released book for caregivers entitled, The […]

High Blood Pressure Redefined For First Time in 14 Years: 130 is the New High

American Heart Association

Most African-American men and women will have high blood pressure under new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines Highlights: * High blood pressure is now defined as readings of […]

Here's What Really Cuts Black Lives Short!

Black man getting blood pressure checked

The American Heart Association just released new information that explains why black people do not live as long as white people. Their life expectancy is 3 years shorter than for […]

Former DJ-Turned-Entrepreneur Finds Success With Her Homemade Peanut Butter and Jams (Music Jams, That is!)

Megan Gibson, founder of PB&Jams

PB&Jams is a Black-owned company in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose founder, Megan Gibson, took an American favorite — peanut butter — and grew the idea into a successful business. Her […]

MUSC and SCSU Team Up to Tackle Health Disparities

Marvella Ford of MUSC

— Dr. Marvella Ford, who knows exactly how health disparities can affect a family, helps lead an effort to end them. — Charleston, SC — Marvella Ford missed out on […]

MUSC Cancer Researcher Elected into National Academy of Medicine

Chanita Hughes-Halbert

— Becomes first woman and first African-American from South Carolina selected for such an honor — Charleston, SC — Chanita A. Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., has been elected into invited to join […]

Confirmed: Black Lives Matter, But Not as Much as White Lives!

Black lives matter

While homicide is the leading cause of premature death among blacks, it is the 12th leading cause among whites. Yet, there is very little research devoted to black homicides, causing […]

Get in Shape With These 7 Black-Owned Fitness Companies

Black couple jogging

When it comes to supporting black-owned businesses, we often think of all the retail industries, restaurants, hair care, financial services and other types of industries that are owned by blacks. […]

Man Admits to Putting Bleach in His Pregnant Girlfriend's Water

Theo Washington

Millersville, PA — 21-year old Theophilous Washington, a man that was accused of putting bleach in his girlfriend’s water in attempt to abort their baby, has pleaded guilty to the […]

Black and Low-Income Residents in This City Are Being Overcharged For Water -- But Why?

Black resident in Chicago

It doesn’t make any sense, but a recent Chicago Tribune investigation revealed that Chicago residents who are poor and black are paying more for water than others. According to the […]

Michelle Obama Wants More African Americans to Talk About Mental Health

Michelle Obama

One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Around 450 million […]

10 Things Every Low Income Family Should Know About Open Enrollment For the Affordable Care Act

Low income man receiving healthcare

Open enrollment for healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. There is good news this year — 31 states have expanded Medicaid […]

Contagious Video of 1970's Hit Song Spreads Awareness of Stroke Signs

YMCA parody song from the American Stroke Association

— American Stroke Association releases a Y.M.C.A parody song to educate about stroke — Dallas, TX — A new parody music video is teaching diverse populations and generations across the […]

Study Shows That Gargling Listerine is Effective in Killing Certain STDs

African American man gargling

A study has shown that Listerine Cool Mint and Total Care are effective in killing certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the mouth and throat. Although the study revealed information […]

African American Holistic Doctor Releases New Line of All-Natural Herbal Ointments

Dr. Nancy

— Dr. Nancy J. Williams has developed all-natural, chemical-free products that help with arthritis, back pain, migraines, sciatica, lupus, sinus congestion, menstrual cramps, and more — Nationwide — You shape […]

Why and How People Are Getting Puppy Poop Infections

African American child with puppy

Puppies are oh so cute, but recently these cute little canines are sending people in 12 states to the hospital. Why? Puppy poop is contaminating people with the potentially deadly […]

Perms, Chemical Relaxers and Other Reasons Why Black Women Suffer the Most From Uterine Fibroids

Black woman suffering from fibroids

Black women are three times more likely to have fibroids and tumors, according to recent research. The cause is believed to be linked to perms and chemicals relaxers.

Even Oprah Had to Fight Depression -- Find Out How She Did It!

Oprah Winfrey

Many people have the misconception that depression is a white man’s disease. It is not. Black people also suffer from depression but are more reluctant to talk about it or […]

Study Confirms What Most Black Women Already Knew About Lupus

Black woman with lupus

Studies show that lupus disproportionately affects minority women, especially black women. The disease is most prevalent in black women, followed by Hispanic, Asian, and white women.

How President Trump is Killing Obamacare

Obamacare Vs. Trumpcare

Since Republicans were unable to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Americans can expect substantially larger healthcare premiums in 2018, according to a recent report. The report, released by the Congressional […]

The Real Reason Why More Blacks and Other Minorities Have (and Die From) Asthma

Black child with asthma

According to The Asthma Center, thousands of people die of asthma each year in the United States. However, the risk of death among African-Americans is three times greater than that […]

D.C. Summit by Prostate Health Education Network Marks National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

Quincy, MA — Prostate cancer touches lives of the famous like Ambassador Andrew Young and activist-artist Harry Belafonte. But there are tens of thousands of others impacted like Oakland minister, […]

This Eye-Opening Program is Boosting Test Scores For Low Income Students

Low income children helped by Vision to Learn

Researchers have discovered that poor school performance among low-income students can often be traced to poor eyesight. Because of this, a new program called Vision To Learn was formed to […]

Black Ownership in This Controversial Industry is Less Than 1% -- But These 3 Visionaries are Breaking Down the Barriers!

Founders of The Hood Incubators

One of the fastest-growing industries in America today is legal marijuana used for medicinal purposes, yet very few people of color can break into the business. In fact, Black ownership […]

Are You As Happy As You Think You Are? -- Black Couple Releases New Guide That Helps You To Identify, Achieve, Measure, and Optimize Your “Happiness Index”

Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs, authors of Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI)

Ontario, Canada — Are you as happy as you think you are? What is happiness? What does happiness mean to you? What is Optimum Happiness (OH)? There are many books, […]

They Tried For 10 Years, and Then Finally Gave Birth to 6 Babies -- Now The Kids Are Grown Up... and Famous!

McGhee Family with 6 children

Mia and Rozonno McGhee from Columbus, Ohio, are the proud parents of six children – all born at the same time! After trying for 10 years, the couple finally gave […]

Entry-Level Career Program Launched to Benefit Graduating Black College Students

Black college graduate in a science lab

Columbus, OH — A partnership has been announced between Merck, a global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, and HBCUConnect.com, the largest social network and […]

This Type of Cancer is a Growing Concern in the Black Community!

Black teen with leukemia

There are all different types of cancer. Leukemia is one type that involves the production of abnormal white blood cells in bone marrow. There are four different types of the […]

Black Woman Says She Was Fired From Her Job Because of Experiencing an Onset of Heavy Periods

Alisha Coleman, Black woman fired for having heavy period

Nationwide — Alisha Coleman, an African American woman from Fort Benning, Georgia, has filed a lawsuit against her employer saying that she was subjected to unlawful workplace discrimination when she […]

National Black Breastfeeding Week Celebrates 5th Anniversary with 2017 Theme: Bet On Black! Nourishing Our Families, Communities and Futures

Black mothers breastfeeding

New York, NY — Black Breastfeeding Week, the national awareness campaign that runs from August 25th -31st, celebrates its fifth year with the theme, #BetOnBlack. The week-long celebration was created […]

The American Heart Association to Offer Financial Awards to Innovative Business Solutions for Urban Community Health Issues Through Competition

School gardens

— EmPOWERED To Serve™ business storytelling competition: enter now thru September 5 — Dallas, TX — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, […]

The Number One Cause of Death in America -- Especially for African Americans!

Black man having a heart attack

It’s official; the number one cause of death in America is heart disease. Most Americans are at risk, and it’s not just an age-related disease. At any age, the heart […]

Healthy Profits From Yet Another Black-Owned Juice Bar

Kenny Minor, owner of Xtract Juice Bar in Baltimore

The number of Black-owned juice bars seem to be increasing! Initially, though, opening a juice bar was the farthest thing on Kenny Minor’s mind. However, when his uncle died from […]

Celebrating the 23rd Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo

International Locks Conference

Nationwide — Much is said about the convenience of the digital age which is full of advanced, ever evolving technology, yet with all the computers, digital gadgets, and electronic means […]

Playwright, Garrett Davis, Using the Performing Arts Theater as a Platform to Bring Awareness to Minority Health and Health Care Issues

Playwright Garrett Davis

New Orleans, LA — How do you teach the mind, touch the body, reach the soul of a man, woman or child? With a reflection of themselves, not in the […]

Meet the Jamaican Woman Who is the Oldest Person in the World at Age 117 -- And Her 97-Year Old Son!

Violet Mosses Brown, the oldest person in the world

Violet Mosses Brown from Jamaica eats whatever she wants. It seems to have worked well for her because she is now the oldest living human in the world and has […]

Oprah Launches New Line of "Heat and Eat" Soups and Sides -- Coming to a Grocery Store Near You!

Oprah's new grocery line of soups and sides

Oprah Winfrey is a self-made billionaire known for her accomplishments on TV and film, but now she has her very own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes called O, […]

New Dermatology App Helps Minorities With Skin Problems and Bridges the Racial Health Disparity Gap

People of different skin color

— First Derm is an app that addresses the issue that only 47% of dermatologists have adequate training to help darker skinned people with skin conditions like razor bumps, skin […]

African Genes in Black People Make Their Immune Systems Stronger, But There's a Downside!

Strong Black man with African genes

Recent medical research has revealed an important fact about immune systems among black Americans. Lab studies showed that black Americans have a stronger immune system than other races. This means […]