Black Women Encouraged to “PrEP” for HIV Exposure

Facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are clear: African Americans make up 44 percent of new HIV/AIDS infections in a country...

Angela Bassett to Launch Skin Care Line for Women of Darker Skin

Film and TV powerhouse Angela Basset has launched a new skin care line aimed at women of darker skin tones. The Golden Globe Award-winning actress...

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,...

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...

High Blood Pressure, Strokes and Blacks

Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African-Americans than...

Ghana’s FDA Bans Skin-Bleaching Chemical over Cancer Concerns

Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority is set to ban the skin-bleaching agent hydroquinone later this summer Hydroquinone, used in the treatment of freckles and brown...

Mental Health Study: Therapists Discriminate against Black, Poor People

Black Americans and those of lower socioeconomic classes are less likely to receive requested therapy appointments, creating another source of disparity in mental health...

Sugar Hits a Sour Note in Some Cities

We all know, by now, that Berkeley, Calif. became the first city in the United States to pass a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages -...

Cancer Survivor Preaches Self Love, Prosperous Living

As a pillar of Black womanhood, Bershan Shaw exemplifies courage, confidence, strength, and positivity. As a nine year cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and writer,...

How the Contraceptive Equity Act Will Work in Maryland

On Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed 196 bills into law. One of those was the Contraceptive Equity Act, which will make birth control more...

Putting Your Health Business in Order

A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again,...

New African-American Heart Disease Registry to Assist in Treatment

With an eye toward providing better health care for underserved populations, the Association of Black Cardiologists in conjunction with the Morehouse School of Medicine...