Health

Colgate Donates Millions Worth of Hygiene Essentials to In-Need Communities to Combat COVID-19

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Colgate Mobilizes its Dental Vans and Partners with Feeding America® to Distribute Health-and-Hygiene Essentials to Support COVID-19 Relief Schools, Food Banks to Receive Donations to Support People In Need Colgate-Palmolive is repurposing its fleet of mobile dental vans and tapping into a network of...

African Americans Die More Frequently From COVID-19, But MIT Researchers Say Poverty Isn’t Why

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Virus, Floyd Death Merge in Brutal Blow to Black Well-Being

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By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer Doctors have known it for a long time, well before the resounding cries of "Black Lives Matter": Black people suffer disproportionately. They face countless challenges to good health, among them food, transportation and income. The...

South Africa’s Hospitals Bracing for Surge of Virus Patients

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By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The nurse started crying when describing her work at a Johannesburg hospital: The ward for coronavirus patients is full, so new arrivals are sent to the general ward, where they wait days...

Health and Wellness Entrepreneur Gets Back to Juicing Basics

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By Blacknews.com  It’s no coincidence the juice and smoothie bar industry brings in approximately $2 billion annually. As society starts to become more socially conscious, more and more people are turning towards a natural and plant-based lifestyle. Juicing has become...

David N. Maine, MD Becomes President & CEO Of Mercy Health Services

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(Baltimore, MD – July 6th, 2020) – David N. Maine, M.D. is the new President & CEO of Mercy Health Services (MHS), effective July 1st, 2020. In January 2020, the Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees named Dr. Maine...

D.C. Launches Paid Family Leave Program

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com During some of the most critical moments in their lives, D.C. residents won’t have to worry about sacrificing a paycheck in order to take care of themselves and family, as the District launched its Paid...

Meet the Black Farmer

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Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Michael Carter Jr., is the Small Farm Resource Center coordinator for Virginia State University and executive director of Carter Farms. AFRO: Tell us about Virginia State University’s Farm Outreach Program and Carter Farms.  MC: VSU...

Black Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

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The AFRO spoke with F.T. Burden, president and CEO of Soringboard Community Services, formerly known as Family and Children Services of Central Maryland. By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Black Americans and other people of color continue to suffer more in the...

Baltimore’s Only Summer Camp for Children Experiencing Homelessness Adapts Services Due to Pandemic

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BALTIMORE, MD. (June 30, 2020) - Since 1907 the nationally recognized Camp St. Vincent program has been a valuable resource for local children experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Through wars, the Great Depression, civil unrest, and more...

Trump at Rushmore: Jets and Fireworks, But Masks Optional

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By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When President Donald Trump speaks at the Mount Rushmore national memorial before the first fireworks show there in years, he’ll stand before a crowd of thousands of people who won't...

Cases Spike In Sunbelt, Other States Back Off On Reopening

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By JAKE COYLE and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday, and Arizona's outbreak grew more severe by nearly every measure as...

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