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Choice Under Fire

by Renee Bracey Sherman

While driving through Memphis, Tenn., last spring, Cherisse Scott passed anti-abortion billboards, paid for by Prolife Across America, which stated… Read More

Fighting Breast Cancer Through Living and Giving<br />

Fighting Breast Cancer Through Living and Giving

by Shantell E. Jamison

“If it comes back a third time, I’m gonna live my life to the fullest, and bless as many people as I can until the day HE calls me home.” I’ve… Read More

Turning a Health Crisis Into an Opportunity to Give in Africa<br />

Turning a Health Crisis Into an Opportunity to Give in Africa

by Demetria Irwin

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo was living in New York -- an ocean away from her parents, who had moved back to their homeland of Ghana when she got the call:… Read More

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by Evan F. Moore

Olatunji Oboi Reed had a typical all-American upbringing. Like most kids, a bicycle was his first means of transportation. And although he eventually… Read More

Through Thick & Thin: B. Smith, Husband Talk Living with Alzheimer's

Through Thick & Thin: B. Smith, Husband Talk Living with Alzheimer's

by Urban Housecall Doctors

Last year, B. Smith and Dan Gasby-- her husband of 23 years, made an announcement that shocked all of us who have followed her career. The ground… Read More

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It Ain’t Over Until The “Big Sassy Black” Lady Sings: Dear Nicole Arbour, Fat Shaming IS a Thing

by Erica Watson

"Big Sassy Black women in Church Dresses are my favorite thing in the world. But I’m really selfish and I want to keep you around. I… Read More

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Mental Health Professionals Balance Recovery and Resourcefulness

by Katrina L. Rogers

Hurricane Katrina wasn’t the biggest thing on the mind of Loretta Jones. That honor went to the wedding of her daughter, Lauren… Read More

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Do You Have Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome?

by Cindy George

Tatyana Rhodes didn’t grow up afraid of anybody. Even last year, when the Texas teenager’s social media feeds became… Read More

Young, Healthy and Black<br />

Young, Healthy and Black

by Nina Malkin

The media paints a bright picture of “generation nice,” the 80 million or so Americans born between 1980 and 2000, but millennials—and… Read More

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Self Care, Mental Illness and Black Tragedies

by Kasey Woods

Sometimes I get so good at not being bipolar, that I forget that I am. What may seem like an absurd notion to someone who… Read More

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