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First Lady's Next Hurdle for Children's Health

by Monifa Bandele

When First Lady Michelle Obama announced in 2010 that she'd be tackling skyrocketing childhood obesity rates in the U.S., the… Read More

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When Doctors Slam the Doors on the Newly Insured…

by Danielle Kimberly

“I’m sorry, we are no longer accepting that kind of insurance. I apologize for the confusion; Dr. [insert name] is only… Read More

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As a film and TV producer, I’d heard about We Care Spa, the juice-fasting spiritual retreat… Read More

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by Kristin Braswell

Spring hath sprung! The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and you’re suddenly sneezing…a lot. For some people… Read More

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Black Construction Magnate Tackles Global Health Crisis

by Mame M. Kwayie

Kenneth Banks is no stranger to spearheading large-scale projects. The founder and president of the multi-million dollar Banks Contracting… Read More

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by Monifa Bandele

Though it is not often framed as a racial justice issue, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to greatly improve, perhaps even… Read More

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About 27,000 women and girls in the U.S. are HIV-positive and don't know they have the disease. The Office on Women's Health… Read More

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Black Women and Lupus: A Survivor's Story

by Mame M. Kwayie

In the middle of the night, while her child slept in a room nearby, Kimberly Dansby awoke on the bathroom floor, having suffered… Read More

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I had never heard of “oil pulling” until I went on my 2-week detox sojourn into the rainforest in Puerto Rico with the owners of the Paradise… Read More

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