The D.C. HIV/STI Crisis Continues for Marginalized Demos

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Here is the science. The CDC confirmed the study and world view from HIV advocates and professionals that “people with HIV who take HIV medicine as prescribed and get and...

Prince George’s Gets CDC Grant

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Improvements to health care have been a major cause for concern for residents of Prince George’s County but improvements continue.  The Centers for Disease Control recently announced that it...

Federal Judge Orders Settlement Talks in Soybean Seed Suit

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield...

Eli Lilly Diabetes Center Assists with Insulin Affordability

By AFRO Staff The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies...

Share Low Carb? Low Fat? What the Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

By CANDICE CHOI , AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you're planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you're sure to...

South African Musician Plays Guitar During Brain Surgery

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the...

D.C. Council Passes Landmark Energy Bill

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The crowd erupted in applause Tuesday as the D.C. Council unanimously passed the “Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018,” a historic bill that will push the District...

District Files Lawsuit in Providence Hospital Closure, Nurses Applaud City for Action

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Providence Hospital announced it was shutting its doors for acute-care services on Dec. 14, there were mumbles around the city about the action as another form of gentrification...

Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you should probably just make it yourself. That is the principle that Sonja Herbert was going by when she was...

Health Insurance On Demand? Some Are Betting On It

By TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer A startup is trying to shake up health insurance by letting customers buy some of their coverage only when they need it. Bind Benefits has designed insurance that gives patients coverage...

Warren Tackles Race Following Criticism of DNA Test Release

By Elana Schor and Juana Summers, The Associated Press Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Dec. 14 as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach...

PRESS ROOM: Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities

(December 10, 2018, Washington, DC) –Today, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined the close to 190,000 other commenters in submitting a comment opposing the proposed “public charge rule,” that will prevent immigrant families...

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