Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe Opens Up About Finally Loving Her Body

by Danielle Pointdujour

From the outside looking in you might  think that Gabourey Sidibe had not a care in the world.  However, for the 33-year-old Empire star, her health... Read More

When the Sugar Ain’t Sweet: What You Should Know About Diabetes

When the Sugar Ain’t Sweet: What You Should Know About Diabetes

by Urban Housecall Doctors

From the contentious election to natural disasters to the onslaught of violence experienced in our community, most of us are grateful just to have... Read More

The Dangerous, Life-Changing Effects of Diabetes

The Dangerous, Life-Changing Effects of Diabetes

by Urban Housecall Doctors

Urban radio legend Doug Banks' untimely death shocked the nation. While his battle with diabetes wasn't private, the illness claiming his life was still... Read More

James Earl Jones Talks Living With Diabetes

James Earl Jones Talks Living With Diabetes

by LaToya Cross

James Earl Jones continues to lead an iconic career. His booming baritone voice commands the space. His kingly presence sets a tone. And his... Read More

The Other Diabetes: Being Young and Living with the Disease

The Other Diabetes: Being Young and Living with the Disease

by Tiffany Walden

Daniel Robinson knew it was only a matter of time before he was diagnosed with something. With a 72-year-old father who suffers from hypertension... Read More

junk food

Seven Generations:
A Food Justice Lesson from Native Americans

by Monifa Bandele

This may be your story too. My great great great grandmother, Americos, was an enslaved Native American woman in North Carolina during the mid... Read More

Ruben Studdard

American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard Diagnosed with Diabetes

by #teamEBONY

  Many people have wondered what has become of the American Idol winners who won the nation’s heart in the earlier seasons. Especially Ruben Studdard. On Tuesday... Read More

[GET LIFE]
Food and Fitness Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

[GET LIFE]
Food and Fitness Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

by Erika Nicole Kendall

When I think back to my pregnancy, it was a warm, loving, positive experience. After 42 long, hot, grueling weeks, we had a beautiful... Read More

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]
Paula Deen: Keep Your Deep Fried Apology

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER]
Paula Deen: Keep Your Deep Fried Apology

by Jamilah Lemieux

Well, well, well. The fried chickens have come home to roost, have they not?  By now, everyone knows that the [ETA: FORMER] Food Network star just might... Read More

[GET LIFE]
Why Aren’t We Talking About Fat Black Men?

[GET LIFE]
Why Aren’t We Talking About Fat Black Men?

by Erika Nicole Kendall

We talk so much about overweight Black women—from "concerned" discussions of studies that reveal troubling rates of obesity in sisters, to snarky comments about... Read More