Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 08, 2017

Treating young people who suffer from insomnia may reduce anxiety and depression, according to researchers at Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. The... Read More

#BlackMamasMatter Draws Attention To Racial Disparity In Maternal Mortality Rates

#BlackMamasMatter Draws Attention To Racial Disparity In Maternal Mortality Rates

by Zahara Hill   Aug 22, 2017

The Black Mamas Matter webinar bought attention to the racial gaps in maternal mortality rates in the United States. Read More

CVS to Ditch All Sun Tanning Products!

CVS to Ditch All Sun Tanning Products!

by Noel Walker   May 19, 2017

On a mission to bring awareness to skin health and potential sun damage CVS will rid it's shelves of all sun tanning products under SPF 15. Read More

[Spirit Quest] Ty Alexander on Missing Her Mother on Mother’s Day

[Spirit Quest] Ty Alexander on Missing Her Mother on Mother’s Day

by Shanita Hubbard   May 08, 2017

I never imagined that learning to cope with the death of my mother would be so transformative. After she died of cancer, I had... Read More

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Experts Give Tips on How to Spring Clean Your Life This Season

by LaShieka Hunter   May 05, 2017

It’s spring again. A great time of year to declutter, reorganize, and refocus. With the season of renewal now in full swing, we turned... Read More

Flawed and Fearless: How a Severe Burn Survivor Wears Her Scars Like Diamonds

Flawed and Fearless: How a Severe Burn Survivor Wears Her Scars Like Diamonds

by Princess Gabbara   May 04, 2017

Alyssa McDonald was two years old when she accidentally knocked over a pot of scorching hot melted butter directly onto her face and part... Read More

How African-Americans Can Break the Cycle of Inherited Poverty

How African-Americans Can Break the Cycle of Inherited Poverty

by Jazz Keyes   Apr 26, 2017

I became heir to my parent’s financial mismanagement and generational debt. By the time I was conceived, my father and mother had not only... Read More

Snapped or Trapped? What the Facebook Killing Teaches Us About Mental Illness

Snapped or Trapped? What the Facebook Killing Teaches Us About Mental Illness

by Nina Hemphill Reeder   Apr 24, 2017

Recent headlines surrounding the suicide of suspected Cleveland killer Steven Stephens have once again brought the topic of mental illness back into the national... Read More

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Twerk and Stretch Your Way to Better Health with the Hip-Hop Yogi

by LaShieka Hunter   Apr 21, 2017

Who would have ever considered combining yoga and hip-hop? Atlanta native Jaimee Ratliff did and the result has been incredible. The certified yoga instructor... Read More

Common on Adversity and Young People of Color

Common on Adversity and Young People of Color

by Sylvia Snowden   Apr 18, 2017

There’s an old saying that “if White America has a cold, Black America has the flu.” Well, that old saying is now being backed... Read More