Will Toxic Lead Water be the Norm in Poor Cities in America?

By The Westside Gazette The officials will admit there is a lead crisis in the drinking water, in certain parts of the city in Newark New Jersey. This story appears to be similar to the...

Maryland Communities and D.C. Receive Youth Homelessness Grants

By GABRIELLE WANNEH, Capital News Service Baltimore, Prince George's County and the District of Columbia are among 23 communities receiving a total of $75 million in federal funds to combat youth homelessness. The $75 million was awarded...

Benefits Gone in a SNAP

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent In 20 states, more than 10 percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households are slated to lose eligibility of the benefits. The data visualization examines characteristics of the...

Black Maternal Health Crisis Prompts Politicians, Providers To Act

By AMBRIAH UNDERWOOD, Capital News Service WASHINGTON — One previous cesarean section, a five-page written plan outlining post-delivery care for her oldest child and around 12 weeks of natural childbirth classes still didn’t prove to be...

Removing Breastfeeding Stigma Could Unlock Lifesaving Benefits to Black Mothers and Their Babies

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2019-- The United States is one of the most dangerous places in the developed world for a Black woman giving birth and for Black infants in their first year of life. Stark racial...

Big NJ Water Agency Failed in Scandal When Booker was Mayor

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence...

Normalizing Black Breastfeeding

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When compared to White women, Black women don’t breastfeed as much or as often, and some of the reasons why go all the way back to slavery when...

Mammogram Guidelines Don’t Help Black Women

By Ricki Fairley  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a step in the right direction to facilitate early detection of breast cancer by signing a bill into law. This new bill, Shannon’s Law, named in...

11th Annual 5K Prince Hall Shriners Walk to Prevent Diabetes

PRESS RELEASE FROM: Anchor PR Group Anchor PR Group represented the Lilly Diabetes Solutions Center at the 11th Annual 5K Prince Hall Shriners Walk to Prevent Diabetes on the campus of Morgan State University, Baltimore,...

Pediatricians Say Racism is Devastating to Black Children-Let’s Get to the Root Cause

By Enola Aird, Esq., Founder & President, Community Healing Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) - It's amazing how often the news media give big play to an academic report that tells us something Black mothers already knew. Another example of...

COMMENTARY: Mental Health Awareness Matters

By Cierra Mayes, Texas Metro News Writer With so much going on in the world today, there are many real-world issues that are in need of our focus. One of these issues happens in our...

Mayor Urges for Cannabis Legalization

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The pot possession to prison pipeline has historically affected communities of color and become another factor in inequities faced, but now District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Boswer is emphasizing...
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