JJ Smith

Smoothie Queen JJ Smith Talks Green Juice and Cents

by Karu F. Daniels

If you don’t know who JJ Smith is, you better ask somebody—perhaps one of the more than 1.2 million folks who keep up with... Read More

Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry Shows You How to Cook Your Way to a ‘Whole New You’

by Shameika Rhymes

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 6 million women in the United... 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

Detoxing Our Diets: How We’re Saying Goodbye to Inorganic Foods

Detoxing Our Diets: How We’re Saying Goodbye to Inorganic Foods

by Elizabeth Aguirre

In 1974, EBONY published an article titled “A Farewell to Chitterlings”. During this time, Black Nationalism was on the rise and a major component... Read More

african american child drinking soda

Wendy’s Pulls Soda From Kids Meals

by Monifa Bandele

When I was in middle school, my mom worked long days as a hospital administrator and attended graduate school at night. Together, we left... Read More

Getting and Staying Skinny… the Right Way

Getting and Staying Skinny… the Right Way

by Genese Cage

I can remember three distinct times I’ve been “skinny” in my whole life. The first was freshman year at Savannah State University. I spent... Read More

walnuts

Why You Need Fats in Your Diet

by Erika Nicole Kendall

For decades, we've been told to eat “balanced meals” in order to be healthy. But balanced how? The latest research in nutrition challenges our... Read More

Kale Salad

Why Eat Organic?

by C. Bernard Obie

Before I became an organic farmer, I saw a sign at a farmers' market that changed my life. The sign read “Concerned About Cancer?... Read More

african american gardening

How to Grow Your Own Food, Part 2:
When to Plant

by C. Bernard Obie

Last week, I shared with you "How to Grow Your Own Food Anywhere". Now that you know the basics of getting your home garden started, you... Read More

african american gardening

How to Grow Your Own Food Anywhere

by C. Bernard Obie

Global food prices are skyrocketing and have led to 51 food riots in 37 countries since 2007.  Here in the US, food costs and... Read More