Black Ohio Woman, 113, is Now the oldest Person in the US

The Associated Press CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Cleveland.com reports...

Vertus Hardiman: A Man With Courage

The victim of an unethical secret U.S government radiation experiment in 1928, Vertus Hardiman did not let a severe deformity prevent him from living a full life. His remarkable story was told in a documentary,...

Black Women’s Health Week Raises National Awareness

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO “This is an important initiative that we should all support and get behind,” tweeted rapper Common on April 17, in support of the first-ever Black Maternal Health Week. From...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Partners with Alzheimer’s Association to Raise Awareness

The Prince George’s County, Md. Upsilon Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is using its influence to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the nation’s leading diseases among Black Americans. The sorority...

Caring for Maryland’s Aging Veteran Population

Vice Adm. (Ret.) Adam Robinson is a history-maker in the military world, becoming the first African-American surgeon general of the Navy and of any of the military branches in the United States in 2007....

Chickenpox and Shingles

Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood. In the United States, chickenpox affects about 4 million persons per year, mostly children. In temperate climates, most cases occur in the late winter and spring.  Although most people...

Baltimore Health Ministries Issues Appeal to Clergy

By AFRO Staff The Health Ministries Network, which “establish a clearinghouse for mobilizing personal participation in available health care initiatives through community churches and other local faith-based organizations,” will be holding an organizational meeting April...

Ebola Fears Infiltrate African Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It started when the small Indian Ocean island of Seychelles refused entry to Sierra Leone's soccer squad, fearing that the deadly Ebola virus would arrive from West Africa...

Don’t Miss Free Health Screenings at NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo This Weekend

With more than 250 exhibitors expected at this weekend’s free NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo, there’s literally something for everyone. The expo, scheduled for March 10 and 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center,...

Mental Health in the African American Community: Talk or Taboo?

A person’s mental well-being is just as important to their health as their physical and spiritual well-being, and African-Americans may be more likely to face mental illness. A study conducted by the Department of...

National Medical Association Appoints Morehouse Educator Dr. Lawrence Sanders as 115th President

The National Medical Association (NMA) recently named medical internist and Morehouse educator Dr. Lawrence Sanders as its 115th president. Sanders was appointed the position during the organization’s 112th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Honolulu. According...

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 break to deal with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns...

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