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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 […]

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 […]