Monthly Fitness Classes Empower Individuals to Remember They’re Fabulous

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Looking to spice up your workout routine and dust off those resolutions in a fabulous and energizing environment? Joy Copeland, of The Joy of Styling, and her team has...

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...

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...

East Baltimore Church Saving Black Men One Screening at a Time

By Alexis Taylor, Special to the AFRO Long before he fought his own Goliath-sized battle, Pastor Marshall Prentice knew the effects of prostate cancer on the Black men in his community. The East Baltimore pastor had...

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,...

American Medical Association Elects Black Woman President

By AFRO Staff Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was recently elected president of the American Medical Association during its annual conference. When she assumes the helm in June 2019, she would become...

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...

Ending Price Gouging By The Prescription Drug Industry

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO If you suspect that you and your family are paying far too much for the prescription medicines that help you stay healthy and alive, your suspicions are justified...

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...

Against the Odds: 3 Black Doctors Detail Journey to Success

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets...

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....

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