Following Health Scare, Serena Williams Advocates for Black Mothers

Celebrated professional tennis player Serena Williams almost died after giving birth in September of last year.  Now she is using her platform to spread...

Wendy Williams Taking Time Off

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the...

McDonald’s Slims Down Happy Meal by Banishing Cheeseburgers

McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated...

Report: Black Babies at Higher Risk of Death in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is raising concerns about the mortality rate for African-American...

Lung Cancer Disproportionately Hits Black Men

Despite rigorous outreach and cessations programs, Black men continue to make up a growing number of new cases of lung cancer in the United...

Maryland, after Delays, Begins the Sale of Medical Marijuana

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on...

‘Father of Black Psychology’ Joseph L. White dies at 84

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of Black psychology to counter what...

How to Prevent Seasonal Depression this Winter

Amid flu season and the approach of winter, many individuals are focused on maintaining their physical health—but keeping up with one’s mental and emotional...

Program Aims to Raise Awareness of Lupus Among Blacks

A new Lupus Education Awareness Program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of Blacks, according to researchers. For Black women, whose...

NAACP Report: Blacks at Risk for Pollution-Related Health Issues

A new study shows that the location of gas and oil refineries and their resulting pollutants are poisoning African-American communities at a disproportionate rate. The...

Md. Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law Takes Effect

On Oct. 1, Maryland consumers became the first Americans to benefit from a new law that restricts generic and off-patent prescription drug manufacturers from...

DESPITE TRUMP, ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEGUN

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet. But...