Yoga

Yoga and Black Men, Why Brothers Should Make the Stretch

by Dr. Larry J. Walker

A few days ago I walked into the barbershop looking forward to getting a haircut from my barber, Charles. In barbershop tradition we laughed and... Read More

cancer

The Faces of Prostate Cancer: Four Black Men, Four Survivors

by #teamEBONY

As September draws to a close it’s important to remember that it is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Typically, when one thinks of prostate cancer, it... Read More

Atlanta

‘Atlanta’ Opens Up Conversations About Mental Health and Incarceration

by Shanita Hubbard

Recently, I was watching an episode of FX’s new hit comedy Atlanta when a conversation between Earn (Donald Glover) and Darius (Keith Stanfield) struck... Read More

Violence

How to Look at Violence as a Public Health Issue

by Dr. Garth Graham

The rate of violence in the United States is staggering, leaving many of our largest cities at crisis level. Just last month, homicides in Chicago broke a... Read More

black mothers

Black Maternal Health Matters

by Josie Pickens

I barely survived giving birth to my daughter. In fact, both of us barely survived. My little one, just 25 weeks old and weighing... Read More

Reality Check: Do We Really Care About HIV?

Reality Check: Do We Really Care About HIV?

by Shantell E. Jamison

Full disclosure. I am HIV-negative. Thankfully, I can say that I do not have to take several pills a day to survive. I am... Read More

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

by Richard L. Taylor

Taking a knife and slashing it across my arm became all too common as a kid. During this time I tricked myself into thinking... Read More

3D Printed Kidneys Offer Hope — and Uncertainty

3D Printed Kidneys Offer Hope — and Uncertainty

by Glenn Reedus

Her high cheekbones, flawless complexion and svelte figure belie the fact that 35-year-old Darvece Monson is battling a disease that promises to keep her... Read More

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

by Brooke Obie

“All they said was 6’8” he stood / and people thought the music that he made was good …” It was July 2012, and... Read More

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

by Shantell E. Jamison

Andrew Jones may have the biggest, most courageous heart you’ve ever heard of. But due to a life-threatening heart condition, he needs a new... Read More