Black Health

Do More Black Children Need To Be Placed In Special Education Programs?

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April V. Taylor For years, Black parents have been suspicious of schools and staff who try to place their children in special education programs, with much of the Black community believing that placement in a special education classroom is a mechanism for Black kids to be mislabeled because of “problem behavior.” However a new study reveals that Black children may ...

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Water In Flint, Michigan Causing Hair To Fall Out, Rashes

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April V. Taylor Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes, which accounts for 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water. This causes many people to assume that clean, safe water is readily available to the state’s residents at an affordable cost. However, the cities of Detroit and Flint prove otherwise. Flint has some of the highest water and sewer ...

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Dr Samori Swygert: 10 reasons black people should turn off the TV

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is an interesting commentary from a black professor who has some interesting thoughts on the way that media impacts the minds of African American people. TV lies to you, it wastes hours of productivity and may put you in a place where you’re getting nothing done. Take a listen to what he ...

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Lamman Rucker: Why Black People Are Dying at a Greater Rate


Reported by Liku Zelleke Actor Lamman Rucker was on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin to talk about the American Heart Association Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign, as well as some of his other upcoming projects. “If you’re African-American, there’s a good chance that you, a relative or an African-American friend has the disease, which is also known as HBP or hypertension. ...

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Surgeon says he didn’t kill Kanye’s mother….and his evidence is convincing


A plastic surgeon is trying his best to clear his name after being implicated in the death of the mother of Kanye West. Dr Jan Adams says that it was Kanye’s cousin, not him, who killed Dr Donda West during a plastic surgery incident back in 2007. Dr Adams says that Kanye should help him to clear his name and ...

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Here’s how the government nearly exposed you to Anthrax

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The U.S. military is having an “oops!” moment after discovering they shipped live anthrax to as many as nine private laboratories. The anthrax was supposed to be dead and/or inactive and shipped off for research, but was found to be alive instead. At the moment, there’s an investigation underway and the government doesn’t believe the ...

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Scarface says he thought about killing himself


By Joshua D. Copeland There’s a saying that goes: “to know a man’s thoughts, listen to his words…” In the beginning, rap music was supposed to be a reflection of life.  At the end of the day, rappers are lyrical artists attempting to let you into their world.  They have the power to influence fans world wide with messages that ...

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25 Awesome quotes to help get you through the day


What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? This is a question for each of us to ponder throughout our life’s journey. Could you be the one who plants the seeds for the promotion of environmental sustainability (like Wangari Maathai, Green Belt Movement), fair sentencing (like Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative), or children’s rights (like Marian ...

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These diseases are killing us because we eat such unhealthy food


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Health in the African-American community is vitally important. With so many illnesses affecting people of color, care for one’s health needs to be at the top of the priorities list. However, it’s no secret that for years, the health care system has been unfair to African-Americans. The lack of quality services raises a red flag. ...

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Cornel West fires back at Dyson: “Deep integrity must trump cheap popularity”


The Internet was abuzz this week after a scathing 10,000 word article was released in The New Republic by scholar Michael Eric Dyson.  The article, titled “The Ghost of Cornel West,” was a shock to some, fully unveiling the long-standing feud between two of black America’s leading intellectuals.  The piece may end up going down in history, since it defines ...

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