Fibroids

A Silent War: The Battle Between Black Women and Fibroids

by Tomika Anderson

Nicci Morris was a newlywed when she discovered mysterious masses lurking inside her body 12 years ago. The then-Cincinnati-based writer and editor and her... Read More

And It Won’t Stop: Why It’s Not Okay For Chris Brown to Bully His Ex

And It Won’t Stop: Why It’s Not Okay For Chris Brown to Bully His Ex

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

A lot of women fantasize about having a man kind of obsessed with them. All the attention seems sexy. The aggression is alluring. And the... Read More

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

by Aysha Ives, M.S.

Stephanie Covington Armstrong was taking care of loved ones and handling her business when the emotional scars of childhood sexual abuse began to surface.... Read More

Activist Jedidiah Brown Determined to Keep Fighting After Suicide Attempt

Activist Jedidiah Brown Determined to Keep Fighting After Suicide Attempt

by Alexander Hardy

Tuesday afternoon, a day after an apparent suicide attempt that shut down Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive for an hour and a half, activist Jedidiah... Read More

Getting Serious About African-Americans and Heart Health

Getting Serious About African-Americans and Heart Health

by LaShieka Hunter

February is Heart Month, so we caught up with William A. Cooper, M.D., Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health Systems in Marietta,... Read More

#KnowYourStatus: ‘Insecure’ Star Jay Ellis on Black HIV Awareness

#KnowYourStatus: ‘Insecure’ Star Jay Ellis on Black HIV Awareness

by Sylvia Snowden

Sure, he left Issa (and that Best Buy t-shirt) hanging on HBO’s smash hit Insecure. In real life, though, actor Jay Ellis is a... Read More

Skin Care

Shameless About Intimate Skin Care [Powered by Vagisil]

by #teamEBONY

Ladies, if you think dryness, age and stress can only affect your facial skin, it may be time to recharge your skin care routine.... Read More

Self-Care, Clarity, and Sunshine: On Taking My Own Advice

Self-Care, Clarity, and Sunshine: On Taking My Own Advice

by Alexander Hardy

Though I wrote for and was editor of my high school newspaper, I didn’t start taking writing seriously until I enrolled in a nonfiction... Read More

Kwanzaa

On 50 Years of Kwanzaa: Why the Journey Continues

by Dr. Maulana Karenga

The 50th anniversary of the Pan-African holiday, Kwanzaa, of necessity brings added focus and emphasis on its customary call for remembrance, reflection and recommitment.... Read More

holiday

Holiday Happiness: Will You Fake It or Make It?

by S. Tia Brown

Heartache is the real Grinch that steals Christmas. When most folks think of the holidays, they start fantasizing about familial and romantic rituals; but... Read More