black health

Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York…

In an effort to encourage to low-income Detroit, Mich.,  mothers to breastfeed, an Oregon company has teamed with the Clinton Global Initiative to buy their…

  1. Playing Games With Our Lives: New York Pastor Raffles Off Assault Rifle You have got to be kidding me! Sometimes truth really is…

The years 1865 through the mid-1960’s were the prime decades of the Black hospital movement. During that time, when most hospitals with adequate equipment were…

“Food desert” is a term commonly used to describe communities with little or no access to healthy food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and diary products. Millions of Americans — mostly poor, many African-Americans — live in these areas. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans currently live […]

Young Black men killing each other in urban ghettos and rising levels of unemployment are threatening to drown us in a cycle of poverty and crime. The horror stories are well publicized and we’re well acquainted with the statistics of undereducation, unemployment, and overincarceration. Despite those odds, there is a growing number of Black men […]

African Americans are known to have a higher rate of heart disease and stroke than whites, and a new study suggests that those excess risks emerge at a relatively young age.

FROM NYDailyNews.com: Poverty is perhaps the most important factor in whether inner-city heterosexuals are infected with the AIDS virus, according to the first government study of its kind.

A new study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention highlights how teenage Black girls are leading the way in smoking cessation. The study, which was published earlier this month, focuses on the overall decline in teen smoking since 1991. But since 2003,  amongst different ethnic and racial groups of both genders, African-American […]