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First Black-Owned Urgent Care Center opens in Chicago

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Premier Health Urgent Care, the only urgent care facility in the Southside’s Hyde Park neighborhood, and the only Black-owned urgent care possibly in the city of Chicago has opened for business. With a commitment to providing affordable, convenient community care a portion of profits from the center will be donated to the Project Outreach and…

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12 Black Owned Juice Bars You Should Know

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The $2.2 billion a year Juice bar industry is growing due to an increased focus on healthier consumption of fruits and vegetables and recent changes in dietary habits. Go out and support these Black owned Juice bars that are promoting healthy living. Black Owned Juice Bars iGet Juiced (Snellville, GA) Sage Juice Bar & Cafe…

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Pastor Blends Faith and Farms to end Food Insecurity in Black Churches

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Several years ago, Rev. Heber Brown III decided he needed to do more than pray. The now 38-year-old pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, noticed more members of his congregation were suffering from diet-related illnesses. In Baltimore City, one in three residents is obese and 12 percent has Type 2 diabetes — two conditions that disproportionately…

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These Entrepreneurs Open The First Breast Cancer Boutique in the D.C. Area

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Cherry Blossom Intimates offers intimate-wear for breast cancer survivors and women who seek proper bra fit in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is the region’s first medical custom prosthetics and lingerie store of its kind. Jasmine Jones, chief operating officer for Cherry Blossom Intimates and former Miss D.C. USA 2016, said this store “would…

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Daughters of the Diaspora is teaching young Black women about Reproductive Health

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When Shanaye Jeffers was in fourth grade, she often skipped touch football and double-dutch jump rope at recess to read a book on puberty. In fifth grade, she jumped at the chance to do a school project on childbirth. By the time Jeffers got her period in sixth grade, she was already well-versed in reproductive…

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‘White People Food’ Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health

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Tanisha Gordon doesn’t see what white people love so much about cottage cheese. Or salads, especially when they’re topped with fussy ingredients like candied almonds, pickled carrots or Brussels slaw. Gordon is a 37-year-old employee at an IT company in the Washington, D.C. area, and until recently, her diet was deeply saturated with fast food…

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GrpFit is using Technology to Promote Health and Fitness in the Black Community

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GrpFit is a fitness app created to address health issues in the Black community. Since we’re all about health and wellness, we decided to find out more about the company. We spoke to co-founder Rich Bailey and this is what he had to say. What inspired you to create Grpfit? It’s no secret that certain…

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Black Owned Nutritional Supplements Company Vows To Help Black Communities Live Healthier

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Naturade is a manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements.  The company was originally founded in 1926, and was acquired by Kareem Cook and Claude Tellis in 2012. The duo first meet in college at Duke University and later reconnected after attending business school. They made the move to California together and began spreading healthy ideas…

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RIP Craig Mack. A Hip Hop Icon Lost to Heart Failure Way Too Young

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I wasn’t ready for this one. Not that you’re ever quite ready to hear that one of the celebrated MC’s from your youth has passed away.   Those of us in our late thirties to mid-forties remember exactly where we were when “Flava In Ya Ear” hit the airwaves July 1994. It was an uneventful…

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19 Black Fitness Professionals You Should Know

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The following Black Fitness Professionals will inspire you and help you do what it takes to achieve your fitness goals. #HealthIsWealth Black Fitness Professionals Body By Kariim is a private personal training studio run in Atlanta by husband and wife team, Kariim and Laquisha Smith. Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and…

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