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7 Ways to Boost Immunity

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By Black Health Matters As coronavirus runs roughshod across the country, having an immune system functioning at its peak is critically important. Vitamins and supplements may promise to boost immunity, but there’s not much evidence to support these promises. Instead,...

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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By AFRO Staff  Men’s Health Network (MHN) joins with other health organizations to raise awareness of testicular cancer during Testicular Cancer Awareness Month in April. These organizations are calling on greater awareness among men, healthcare providers, and communities about this...

Working From Home, Corona Style

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By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO Anyone who has never worked from home and parents who don’t normally home-school their children may find it all a tad overwhelming, trying to figure out where to begin. Under the circumstances, even...

Black-Owned Brand of Washable Face Masks

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CLOTHING BOUTIQUE RETAILING REUSABLE, AFRICAN-PRINT FACE MASKS FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Alexis Williams, founder of a local clothing boutique in Gulfport, MS, is doing her part to simultaneously fight the spread of the coronavirus and bring awareness to...

‘Sewing From the Soul’ With Catherine Wooten

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By Jessica Dortch Production Editor [email protected] What makes Catherine Wooten so incredible isn’t the accolades and head nods from fashion and textile industry professionals; it is the fact that every quilt she creates is a special piece of herself. “When I give...

D-Nice Throws World’s Biggest Dance Party

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] With businesses shutting down and people from the United States and countries around the world quarantining due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, people of all backgrounds are spreading light, love and art through social media,...

Seven Tips for Working From Home

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By Ericka Alston Buck As some of us venture into our second week with our children out of school and many professionals unprepared yet transition into working from home for the first time; we realize that there were no instructions...

Afrocentric Homeschooling in Black Families

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By Andrea Dillon Homeschooling is on the rise within African American communities.. Though there may be a multitude of reasons, many families site bullying and the increased amount of racism as their top catalysts for homeschooling. Some black parents...

National Cannabis Festival Moves 5th Year Celebration to September Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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For Immediate Release: March 17, 2020 POSTPONED – National Cannabis Festival Moves 5th Year Celebration to September Amid COVID-19 Concerns The festival headlined by Method Man and Redman will now take place on September 19th at RFK Stadium. WASHINGTON, DC – In...

Bill in General Assembly Would Increase the Tax Credit for Living Organ Donors

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By Hugh Garbrick Capitol News Service After returning home from Iraq, Army veteran Kellen Leech, who was deployed three times over the course of 14 year, wrestled with his mental health: PTSD, survivor’s guilt and depression — until he read a...

Active Sex Life Improved Health and Well-Being

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By Black Health Matters Sex is good for a lot of things—strengthening your relationship, intimacy, fun and orgasms reproduction. But did you know it’s actually good for your health? Scientific studies prove that certain chemicals released during the act can fight...

Puzzles Keep Seniors Sharp

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By Black Health Matters Give mom a crossword puzzle and prevent memory decline, says a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers reviewed studies that examined the effects of mental exercises involving computerized training programs or one-on-one training...

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