It’s Hard Being ‘Woke’ When You Want to Sleep

It’s Hard Being ‘Woke’ When You Want to Sleep

by Jesse Bernard/Blavity.com

When you first watched The Green Mile, you might have pondered upon the thought of possessing John Coffey’s special and unique gift. My only feelings were... Read More

Can Food Deserts Be Reversed in Black Communities?

Can Food Deserts Be Reversed in Black Communities?

by Dr. Renee Matthews

What are food deserts and why do they exist? Is it because the foods are deserting the neighborhoods? That is exactly what is happening... Read More

Five Ways to Unwind Without Netflix or Naps

Five Ways to Unwind Without Netflix or Naps

by Blavity.com

Life can be tiring when you’re trying to be great. Overworking is an American characteristic that’s simply a part of cultural identity. Our society,... Read More

The Other Diabetes: Being Young and Living with the Disease

The Other Diabetes: Being Young and Living with the Disease

by Tiffany Walden

Daniel Robinson knew it was only a matter of time before he was diagnosed with something. With a 72-year-old father who suffers from hypertension... Read More

Report: More Unhealthy Snack Ads for Black, Hispanic Children

Report: More Unhealthy Snack Ads for Black, Hispanic Children

by Shantell E. Jamison

According to a study conducted by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, children saw substantially more television advertising for unhealthy snack foods... Read More

Choice Under Fire: Issues Surrounding African American Reproductive Rights

Choice Under Fire: Issues Surrounding African American Reproductive Rights

by Renee Bracey Sherman

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

Black, Gifted and Whole: Creating a Voice for Gay Men

Black, Gifted and Whole: Creating a Voice for Gay Men

by Shantell E. Jamison

Guy Anthony is a man who wants to make a difference. We all do to a degree, but Guy is taking his dreams a... Read More

PrEP and Beyond: HIV/AIDS & Black, Gay Men

PrEP and Beyond: HIV/AIDS & Black, Gay Men

by Terrence Chappell

Last month, a new study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco found that 100% of study participants taking the HIV... Read More

Choice Under Fire

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, “Dad’s princess #︎♥︎beat at... Read More

Fighting Breast Cancer Through Living and Giving

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... Read More