Black Health

How Greed Will Hurt Those With Life-Threatening Parasitic Infections Such As AIDS


By Nigel Boys The drug Daraprim, which is used to treat life-threatening parasitic infections such as AIDS and costs around $1 to produce, reportedly skyrocketed in price overnight after 32-year-old Martin Shkreli purchased the rights and raised the price to $750 per tablet. The New York Times reports that the former hedge fund manager and chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals ...

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NYU Doctor Uses Barbershops To Promote Healthier Living To Black Men


BY:  John “Hennry” Harris The barbershop is a cornerstone in Black neighborhoods all over the country and a common place to find Black men from all walks of life. You have seen the films about the joking and life lessons being passed down from one generation to another in the barbershop, but Dr. Joseph Ravenell, who works at NYU School of ...

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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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