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African American Health

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

CDC Locks Out Black Providers in New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement

Phill Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices
Phill Wilson

On March 19, the CDC awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations Not one of the new CDC grantees is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out of leading technical assistance and capacity building in this country for the next five years.

Overcoming Stigma and Shame: A Way Forward

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

The theme, "I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper - Fight HIV/AIDS!" calls on us to preserve and strengthen the health and well-being of our people by caring for and about one another and working together to reduce the disproportionately high rate of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

A Commitment to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

At Planned Parenthood, we're eager to inform our patients about expanded access to services that will help save their fertility and health, and we're also committed to helping address the stigma that can prevent people from getting tested for HIV or other STDs.

Is Rapid Economic Growth The Reason For America's Diabetes Epidemic?

Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices

Economic growth is a good thing by most standards, but a new study by researchers at the Ohio State University (OSU) say that may not be the case when...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Losing Patients: Inside The Fight For Black America's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. For her 40th birthday in October 2...

Is The Church Responsible For Promoting Healthy Living?

Posted 04.14.2013 | Black Voices

The separation between church and the state of your health may be narrowing, according to a new study released in the journal Health Promotion Practic...

#FreshFridays And More Ways To Give Your New Year's Diet A Reboot

Posted 02.01.2013 | Black Voices

January's over and by some estimates, 64 percent of our New Year's resolutions are, too. But the intersection of American Heart and African-Americ...

Cervical Health Awareness Important All Year

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 03.31.2013 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Annually in the U.S. about 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and for 4,000 of them, it's fatal. African-American women with cervical cancer are twice as likely to lose their lives to this disease than white women.

When Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Link Between Sugary Drinks and African-American Health Disparities

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

We can't solve the obesity crisis facing African-Americans by focusing solely on personal behavior. There is a long and storied relationship between the African-American community and food and beverage companies. The time has come for us to ask if we love their products more than we love ourselves.

Do You Avoid Exercise To Maintain Your Hairstyle?

www.reuters.com | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, accord...

A Pregnant Legacy

June Cross | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
June Cross

Instead of planning her daughter's high school graduation, she was planning her own funeral. Her name was Chamalla. She was 32 years old, and she was dying of AIDS.

Trymaine Lee

A String Of Early, High-Profile Deaths Sparks Concerns Around Black Men's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

Over the years, Jamie Dukes, a former NFL offensive lineman, has watched friends, former teammates and colleagues -- most of them black men and all of...

Time to Start Talking

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.

The Health Challenges In The Black Community

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Black people have made significant advances socioeconomically as well as politically -- especially in the last few years. However, in the field of health, there's not a lot to celebrate.

Let's Talk About Jobs, Baby

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

Congress should approve the $400 million in prevention funding so that we can stop talking about sex and start improving the health of all Americans-- not just the ones we morally agree with.