Autopsy Report for WorldStar HipHop Founder Revealed

Autopsy Report for WorldStar HipHop Founder Revealed

by LaToya Cross   Mar 15, 2017

Hip-hop culture was hit with another major shock after news broke that founder, Lee O’Denat had died at massage parlor in San Diego,... Read More

Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem

More Fruit and Veggies in Poor Neighborhoods Don’t Help Obesity Rates

by Slate   Feb 10, 2014

Unfortunately, more fresh food closer to home likely does nothing for folks at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Obesity levels don’t drop when... Read More

Metabolism — Not Laziness — Reason (Some) Black Women Struggle With Weight Loss

Metabolism — Not Laziness — Reason (Some) Black Women Struggle With Weight Loss

by Jezebel   Dec 20, 2013

For years, the problem had researchers flummoxed — why, in weight loss trials that require participants to diet and exercise, did Black women have... Read More

Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

by Erika Nicole Kendall   Dec 17, 2013

In a recent editorial published by the Annals of Internal Medicine, analysis that gathered data from many other studies came to one major conclusion:... Read More

Michelle Obama Hip Hop Album: First Lady Fights Obesity Through Music

Michelle Obama to Release Rap Album

by Huffington Post   Aug 07, 2013

A hip hop album by Michelle Obama? Yet another example of the expanding influence and impact of the music. Just a few weeks ago,... Read More

Obesity: A Disease?

Obesity: A Disease?

by Erika Nicole Kendall   Jun 25, 2013

In a landmark decision last week, the American Medical Association chose to officially recognize obesity as a disease, in a vote that marks the... Read More

The NAACP has joined forces with opponents of the New York City soda ban.

NAACP, Hispanic Federation Join Forces With Opponents of NYC Soda Ban

by The Grio   Jan 24, 2013

The city’s limit on the size of sugary drinks is an “extraordinary infringement” on consumer choice, a lawyer for the American Beverage Association and... Read More


Why I Won’t Listen to Beyonce

by #teamEBONY   Jan 23, 2013

As someone who has music from every solo album Beyonce has ever recorded, I can say that I have been a long time fan.... Read More


New Weight Loss Pill Hits Market

by #teamEBONY   Jun 29, 2012

Diet, exercise, and liposuction may not be the only things that can help drop weight. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a... Read More

Michelle Obama

FLOTUS Releases New Book

by #teamEBONY   May 29, 2012

Being the First Lady is not as glamorous as it may sometimes seem. Balancing family, presidential responsibilities, marriage, and a national campaign, Michelle Obama... Read More