Violence

How to Look at Violence as a Public Health Issue

by Dr. Garth Graham

The rate of violence in the United States is staggering, leaving many of our largest cities at crisis level. Just last month, homicides in Chicago broke a... Read More

black mothers

Black Maternal Health Matters

by Josie Pickens

I barely survived giving birth to my daughter. In fact, both of us barely survived. My little one, just 25 weeks old and weighing... Read More

Reality Check: Do We Really Care About HIV?

Reality Check: Do We Really Care About HIV?

by Shantell E. Jamison

Full disclosure. I am HIV-negative. Thankfully, I can say that I do not have to take several pills a day to survive. I am... Read More

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

by Richard L. Taylor

Taking a knife and slashing it across my arm became all too common as a kid. During this time I tricked myself into thinking... Read More

3D Printed Kidneys Offer Hope — and Uncertainty

3D Printed Kidneys Offer Hope — and Uncertainty

by Glenn Reedus

Her high cheekbones, flawless complexion and svelte figure belie the fact that 35-year-old Darvece Monson is battling a disease that promises to keep her... Read More

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

by Brooke Obie

“All they said was 6’8” he stood / and people thought the music that he made was good …” It was July 2012, and... Read More

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

by Shantell E. Jamison

Andrew Jones may have the biggest, most courageous heart you’ve ever heard of. But due to a life-threatening heart condition, he needs a new... Read More

Don’t Do It Y’all: The Dangers of Skin Lightening

Don’t Do It Y’all: The Dangers of Skin Lightening

by Dr. Corey Hebert

Everyone wants to have an even, smooth and silky skin tone but going overboard with skin lightening products can be a sign of a... Read More

Marching With God: Missouri Reverend Putting Faith in Action

Marching With God: Missouri Reverend Putting Faith in Action

by rev-traci-blackmon

As told to Lori L. Tharps At its core, ministry is about service, and I’ve always been in some form of ministry, even before... Read More

Why Black Women Need A Tribe

Why Black Women Need A Tribe

by laura-miller

As we live through global and racially challenging times, it is vital that we as people utilize our support systems. We can no longer... Read More