Black Health

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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University Facing $1 Billion Lawsuit For Research that Infected People With STDs


By Angela L. Braden John Hopkins University is under fire for a controversial research study they conducted 65 years ago that allegedly infected hundreds with various s*xually transmitted diseases. Almost 800 individuals who participated in the research in the 1940s and 1950s in Guatemala have joined together to sue the university for their role in the controversial research. The $1 ...

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Indiana HIV Outbreak Being Declared A Public Health Emergency


April V. Taylor The largest single HIV outbreak in the history of the state of Indiana is taking place in the southern part of the state.  According to Fox 59, one small town has been consumed by the outbreak, and authorities are reporting 55 confirmed cases, with the number likely to grow as more people are tested. State health officials ...

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