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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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21 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 writer…

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Chronic Pain & The Opioid Epidemic: A View in Black & White

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I wake up every morning in chronic pain. The pain I suffer is vaguely diagnosed after going to the doctor several times this year to address the aches in my lower back and pelvis. The treatment has been a combination of ibuprofen and, at one point, six weeks of physical therapy. However, like many Americans…

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Couples Inc. : Dominique And Carl Own a Dental Practice in Alabama

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Dr. Carl M. Shamburger, Jr, DMD and Dr. Dominique Askew Shamburger, DDS are the owners of Montgomery Dental Arts, a dental practice located in Montgomery, Alabama. Between the rave reviews they’ve received on Facebook and the fact that Dr. Dominique is a fellow HU grad, it wasn’t hard for us to decide that you should hear…

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6 Ways To Beat The Holiday Blues

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Tis the season to be jolly! Or Nah? While many enjoy the glitz and glamour of the holiday season, the holiday season can be a painful reminder of lifes pangs: poor social relationships, poor financial health, the loss of loved ones and the inevitability of another year. Some, have to wrestle with if what they…

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Racism Tied to Worse Asthma Symptoms for Black youth

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African-American children and young adults with a hard-to-treat type of asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a recent study suggests. Researchers asked 576 black youth in the U.S. with asthma whether they had been hassled, made to feel inferior or prevented from doing something…

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