The Root Causes of Unhealthy Communities

Sixty-two percent of Americans say they are very concerned about their health.* It’s unsurprising that those who express the most concern are most vulnerable, underserved, and lacking economic means and educational gains. By contrast, a...

Black Participants Wanted for Federal Medical Research Initiative, All of Us

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Like many traditional institutions in America, our current medical research pool is very White. But, the good news is, the federal government is ready to do something about...

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...

Nurse Charged in Death of Former Trump Adviser’s Father

By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A nurse was charged Thursday in the death of the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser after authorities said she failed...

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,...

Experts Say DC is the most Dangerous Place to Give Birth

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Access to suitable health care and hospitals is already an issue of disparity in communities of color in several United States cities, yet according to a recent WUSA9 report,...

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...

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...

Black-Owned Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opening in Capitol Heights

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Mary and Main, a Black owned medical cannabis dispensary located in Capitol Heights is softly open for business before it officially opens it doors later this month. The dispensary,...

BLK+GRN is Creating a Platform for Black Wellness

By Hamzat Sani, Special o the AFRO Dr. Kristian Henderson is shameless about her purpose. “We wanted to connect people with products that were better for them and products that weren’t linked with hormonal issues,...

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...

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