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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

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

Working Together Towards a HIV/AIDS Free Generation

Working Together Towards a HIV/AIDS Free Generation

by Drew-Shane Daniels

Often times we are reminded about unsettling facts about how HIV and AIDS looks within the Black gay community. These stories are often laced... Read More

Living Example: Advocating HIV/AIDS While Positive

Living Example: Advocating HIV/AIDS While Positive

by LaShieka Hunter

Two years ago, in the privacy of his own home, then 26-year-old Eddie Wiley and a few close friends decided to take a rapid... Read More

Holiday Healing: Dealing With Grief This Holiday Season

Holiday Healing: Dealing With Grief This Holiday Season

by Shanita Hubbard

In 2016 we faced some unspeakable and gut wrenching events.  We mourned as some of our heroes died, and expressed our anger as we... Read More

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Filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee Talks Black Female Health

by Terrence F. Chappell

Women truly are the root of a community’s health, and filmmaker, author, and now women’s health advocate Tonya Lewis Lee understands that. With award-winning... Read More

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Self Care: Keeping Your Mind Right While Fighting the Good Fight

by Alexander Hardy

After his deadly encounter with police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown’s bullet-riddled body lay in the... Read More

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What’s Killing Kanye West?

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

It seems the world is getting a show it didn’t pay for and it’s at the expense of Kanye West. Kanye and I have... Read More

Michael Ealy Joins the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

Michael Ealy Joins the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

by LaShieka Hunter

For Michael Ealy, the fight against pancreatic cancer is very personal. In 2011, he lost his mother-in-law to the deadly cancer, which is the... Read More

Uncle Charlie’s Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Uncle Charlie’s Fight Against Prostate Cancer

by LaShieka Hunter

In 2008, a few days after a routine physical, R&B crooner Charlie Wilson received news that changed his life forever. He had prostate cancer.... Read More