Health

Millions of African Women At Risk Because of COVID

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By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rebecca Nakamanya rolls her eyes, dismissing a question about school fees. What really worries her is how to feed three children and a jobless partner on a daily wage of less...

OP-ED: Black People Suffer Disproportionately from Dementia Crisis

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By Dr. Lucille Ridgill Alzheimer’s disease (the most common type of dementia) is the 6th leading cause of death among White people, but the 4th leading cause of death for Black people like me. The Black population age 65+ is projected to...

Confirmed New Covid-19 Cases Hit a New High in US

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By Michelle R. Smith and Frances D’Emilio The Associated Press The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 40,000 June 26 — eclipsing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches...

Balto’s Northeast Market Reopens Mon June 29

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BALTIMORE’S NORTHEAST MARKET REOPENS TO CUSTOMERS MONDAY, JUNE 29 Fresh seafood, meats, produce as well as popular specialty dishes now available indoors BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2020) – Northeast Market, the City’s Public Market serving Eastside residents and workers from The...

Prince George’s County Opens Small Businesses

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The lights of commerce started coming back on again as Prince George's County entered Phase Two of the slow return to normal business following the COVID-19 shutdown.  After nearly three months of silence, "non...

Meet the Expectant Mother

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Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Sydne S. Kersey, is a 29-year-old education advisor, from Prince Georges County, MD who enjoys gardening, dancing and studying astrology in her spare time. Occupation: Manager of High School Support- KIPP DC Number of Children: 1...

Putting Health First Despite the Pandemic

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com While COVID-19 might have resulted in the closing of most gyms and fitness studios, Gerard Burley, founder of SWEAT DC, is encouraging people to still move their bodies and put their health first. “Your body’s all...

Hosanna School Museum’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates 400 Years of Perseverance Through History,...

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Hosanna School Museum’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates 400 Years of Perseverance Through History, Culture and Achievement  Featured Events Support Black-Owned Businesses, Highlight Racial Injustice and Provide “Edu-Tainment” for the Entire Family DARLINGTON, Md. – The Hosanna School Museum hosted its 4th Annual Juneteenth...

Baltimore Sees Steady Progress in COVID-19 Battle

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By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO As Baltimore moves forward taking gradual steps to reopen after a citywide lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19, one theme that has emerged is caution.   While the city has seen a significant decline in...

‘Coming Back and Biting Us’: US Sees Virus Resurgence

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By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across the South and West, with hospital administrators...

Open Wide: US Dentists Quickly Rebuild After Virus Shutdown

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By TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer U.S. dental offices are quickly bouncing back, but it won't be business as usual. Expect social distancing, layers of protective gear and a new approach to some procedures to guard against coronavirus. Dental offices largely...

Four Black Female Doctors Launch New National Medical Show Addressing Health Concerns and Inequities...

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Four Black Female Doctors Launch New National Medical Show Addressing Health Concerns and Inequities Affecting Women and the Black Community – The C4PEMD Real Doctors Unite Their Voices on Real Issues to Spread Factual Information and Save Lives: Empowering Women...

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