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Yes, Living in a Racially Segregated Area Can Increase Your Blood Pressure

Black women with nurse

A recent study reported in the May issue of JAMA Internal Medicine offered proof that segregated neighborhoods can affect health. The study focused on blood pressure among African-Americans, who suffer […]

26-Year Old Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches Low Cost Organic Grocery Store

Olympia Auset, founder of SUPRMARKT

26-year old Olympia Auset, a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Howard University, grew tired of having to travel 2 hours by bus every time she wanted to […]

PHEN To Hold 9th Annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer With Black Churches

Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer

— Nationwide Events Will Recognize Survivors With Prayers and Support — Quincy, MA — In churches across the US, a portion of regular Father’s Day services will be devoted to […]

First Ever Black-Owned Organic Ice Cream Chain Enjoying the Sweet Taste of Success

Mercy Kitomari, founder of Black-owned ice cream chain

Mercy Kitomari is the founder of Nelwas Gelato, a Black-owned organic ice cream chain. Based in Tanzania (East Africa), her company makes 30 different flavors of rich and creamy ice […]

Top 7 Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans (The Best Gumbo, Jambalaya and More!)

Black-owned restaurant in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana is known as one of the culinary capitals of the United states. Food served in this amazing city reflects the local Cajun, Creole, and French roots. Visitors […]

Trump Wants to End Reproductive Healthcare for Millions of Low Income Women

Trump with women supporters

Another healthcare benefit for millions of low-income women may soon be abolished. The legislation that will stop federal funding and end these programs is called H.J. Res 43, and it […]

Grand Opening of Santa Clara County's First African-Centered Community Health Clinic

Roots Community Health Center

— The grand opening ceremony will be on Thursday May 4th, 11am to 2pm — San Jose, CA — Members of the media are invited to attend the grand opening […]

90's Rapper Chubb Rock is Fighting For Black People's Health

Chubb Rock

Chubb Rock (born Richard Simpson) is a NYC-based rapper who released several hip hop hit albums in the early 1990’s. But lately this rapper is focusing on a bigger concern, […]

Black People and Cancer -- Where You Were Born Can Increase (or Decrease) Your Risk

African American man with cancer at doctor's office

A new study on cancer among African Americans revealed that where African Americans were born makes a big difference in their risk for cancer. The new research showed that blacks […]

Woman From Mississippi Loses 230 Pounds By Simply Doing This!

Theresa S. Thames

Theresa S. Thames from Southern Mississippi weighed 280 pounds by the time she was 14 years old. By the time she was 33, she weighed 447 pounds. Yet she was […]

Mental Health Expert, Dr. Sheila D. Williams, Uses Her Memoir, ‘My Mother’s Keeper’, to Inspire and Motivate Others to Live Unapologetically and Create the Future They Desire

Dr. Sheila D. Williams, author of My Mother's Keeper

Nationwide — Are you holding on to a family secret? Have you become stagnant due to a past that haunts you? Are you ashamed, embarrassed or afraid to expose something […]

10-Year Old Raises $20K for His Invention That Prevents Child Hot Car Deaths

Bishop Curry, 11-year old inventor of Oasis

Bishop Curry is a 10-year old 5th grader from McKinney, Texas, and he’s also the inventor of a prototype device that is designed to prevent children from dying in hot […]

8-Year Old Twin Siblings Launch New Bottled Water Company for Kids

Dowe Twins, founder of Kids 2 Water

You don’t have to be a grown-up to be an entrepreneur. These 8-year-old twins from Bronx NYC are only in the second grade, yet they have started their own company, […]

Author and Holistic Health Champion, Debra Peek-Haynes, Launches "First Ladies Healthy Cooking Contest" as Part of Her Heart2Heart Detroit Tour

Debra Peek-Haynes

— Sponsored by Meijer (Detroit) — Detroit, MI — Debra Peek-Haynes, author and holistic health champion, returns to Detroit’s faith-based community May 6, 2017 with a message of wellness and […]

NIH Study Shows Exercise May Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure In African Americans

African Americans exercising

Nationwide — Researchers who study cardiovascular health have long known that exercise is one way to keep high blood pressure at bay. But studies confirming this protective effect have mainly […]

African-American Nurse Overtakes Psychiatric Industry -- Mental Health Care Options Just Got Better!

Glennae E. Davis, founder of NaesVision

Los Angeles, CA — African-American professionals facing discrimination, looking to hire attorneys, been referred to mental health services, or expecting to be ‘made whole’ hoping equality will come through administration […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches Woody Wipes -- Personal Hygiene Wipes for Men

Derek Collins, founder of Woody Wipes

Atlanta, GA — Ladies, are you tired of your man’s poor personal hygiene “down there”? Are you tired of endlessly battling this issue with your man and “taking one for […]

Black-Owned Family Wellness Center Gives Houston Area Families Affordable Basic Health Services

Kimberly Barrow, founder of Kimberly Cares LLC

Houston, TX — Kimberly Cares is a Houston-based family wellness center created by Kimberly Barrow, Family Nurse Practitioner, because of her personal experiences with being uninsured. This full service primary […]

Black People and Flu Shots -- Why Many Are Saying "No Way!"

Black woman rejecting flu shot

Public campaigns circulate heavily before and during the flu season, reminding people to get their annual flu shots. Yet, more than half of all adult Americans do not get them. […]

The American Heart Association Recognizes National Minority Health Month with Key Survey Findings on Hands-Only CPR Beliefs among Minority Populations

American Heart Association CPR

— American Heart Association and Anthem Foundation Join Forces to “Change Perceptions” about Performing CPR — Dallas, TX — New survey findings from the American Heart Association (AHA) – the […]

More Black Children Developing Diabetes -- Three Ways Parents Can Help Stop This Epidemic

Black childhood diabetes and obesity

Obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes are diseases normally associated with adults. But the truth is that obesity among children has doubled in the past 20 years. Researchers predict that […]

Bulivian Founder Hosts Free Weight Loss Webinar With Comedian & Actress Kim Coles

Dr. Tabatha Carr ND and actress/comedian Kim Coles

— Set to take the mystery out of weight loss, Bulivian founder, Dr. Tabatha Carr ND will host a free webinar on April 9th at 5 p.m. PDT and 8 […]

Dr. Milton D. Moore and Houston Police Department Announce a 5 Year Term Partnership to Address The Department’s Mandatory Grooming Policy

Dr. Milton D. Moore

Houston, TX — Moore Unique Skin Care, LLC, has announced that a 5-year term professional relationship with the Houston Police Department (HPD) will help HPD Officers who suffer from Pseudofolliculitis […]

Black-Owned Potato Chip Brand Takes Off -- Sells About 12,000 Bags a Month!

Pascal Murasira, founder of Minnaz Potato Chips

Pascal Murasira is co-founder of Minnaz Potato Chips, the first producer of potato chips in Rwanda. The company started in 2014 and now sells about 12,000 bags of potato chips […]



From NFL To Neurosurgeon: Former Football Player Will Soon Be a Doctor

Myron Rolle, former NFL player and soon-to-be doctor

When Myron Rolle started his football career in the NFL, sports was not his ultimate goal. He has always wanted to be a doctor, and now he has his chance. […]

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 […]