If You’re 45+, You Should Get Screened for Colon Cancer Now

If You’re 45+, You Should Get Screened for Colon Cancer Now

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 09, 2018

As Colon Cancer Awareness Month approaches (March), researchers are recommending that African-Americans get screened for colon cancer at age 45 instead of 50. “CRC... Read More

Angela Bassett Puts Spotlight on Heart Health

Angela Bassett Puts Spotlight on Heart Health

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 07, 2018

Angela Bassett isn’t simply a powerhouse of entertainment, but of the world. Perhaps that is why For Your Sweetheart, a campaign that seeks to... Read More

An Open Letter From A Woman with Cancer

An Open Letter From A Woman with Cancer

by Shantell E. Jamison   Jan 02, 2018

“In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change—breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something... Read More

Despite Making Six Figures, Black Earners Sill Feel Financially Insecure

Despite Making Six Figures, Black Earners Sill Feel Financially Insecure

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 08, 2017

Close to half of African-Americans with a yearly income of between 35,000 and 150,00 are financially stressed. Forty-five percent of Blacks are making more... Read More

African-Americans More Likely to Die from Cardiovascular Diseases

African-Americans More Likely to Die from Cardiovascular Diseases

by Shantell E. Jamison   Oct 24, 2017

African-Americans have worse cardiovascular health and more deaths as a result of heart disease than other ethnic groups, Reuters reports. “While African Americans are... Read More

Growing up with Depression in the African-American Community

Growing up with Depression in the African-American Community

by Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D.   Oct 24, 2017

John Harris is one of my favorite young adults in the world. A fitness instructor, actor, model, singer and activist, he exudes joy and positive energy.... Read More

Black Panther, Wonder Woman and the Power of Representation

Black Panther, Wonder Woman and the Power of Representation

by Alan Jenkins, President, The Opportunity Agenda   Jul 18, 2017

First, I watched the trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther, just one of the 89 million people who saw it in its first 24 hours.  The... Read More

Church

Survey: African-Americans Most Engaged with Bible

by #teamEBONY   Jul 14, 2017

African-Americans are more engaged with the Bible than any other group, according to a survey conducted by the American Bible Society. According to a... Read More

How African-Americans Can Break the Cycle of Inherited Poverty

How African-Americans Can Break the Cycle of Inherited Poverty

by Jazz Keyes   Apr 26, 2017

I became heir to my parent’s financial mismanagement and generational debt. By the time I was conceived, my father and mother had not only... Read More

Facebook Live

Jesse Jackson: Latinos Building Border Wall Like Blacks Building Slave Ships

by #teamEBONY   Apr 07, 2017

Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged collaboration between the Black and Hispanic communities compared President Trump having Latinos building a his proposed border wall to having... Read More