Entrepreneur Prioritizes Supporting Black Women in Madison | AFRO

Lisa Speckhard Pasque, The Capital Times, AFRO Sabrina Madison, founder, at the Progress Center for Black Women in Fitchburg, Wis. — photos by Michelle Stocker/The Capital Times via AP, Featured Image MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Ford’s Gym, a “Rocky”-style gym filled with “regular old-school dudes,” Sabrina Madison says. That’s why […]

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Meet Tiffany Alexander, 27, co-founder of a pediatrics urgent care facility in Birmingham | Birmingham Times

Ameera Steward, Birmingham Times Tiffany Alexander (Amarr Croskey photo). Featured Image Spending long periods of time in a hospital with her mother, who had been diagnosed with cancer, gave Tiffany Alexander a love for health care and helping others. “We always had a great medical staff [at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, Ala.], so […]

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Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: ‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’ | The Conversation

Thurka Sangaramoorthy, The Conversation Marcella Wright has been living with HIV for decades. She was recruited to be in one of the first HIV treatment programs and was the only woman in the group. Aamir Khuller, CC BY-NC-SA. Featured Image Sophia Harrison, 51, is a single mother of two, with an extended family to support. […]

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Whether They Wanted it or Not, Jackie Robinson Raised Americans’ Consciousness | The New York Times

George Vecsey, The New York Times | BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 1: Former professional baseball player Jackie Robinson at Boston University. Exact date unknown. (Photo by Frank O’Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images). Featured Image This happened at Shea Stadium a few decades ago: My son and I were in a half-empty section, not far […]

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DMC, March of Dimes and the Detroit Health Department Address Premature Birth Report Card | Michigan Chronicle

Facebook0Twitter0MailPatreice A. Massey , Michigan Chronicle Experts from the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne County Health Department and the March of Dimes gathered on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Hutzel Women’s Hospital to address the serious issue regarding the preponderance of premature births in the city. According to the 2018 Premature Birth Report Card from March of […]

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Under Ben Carson, more families live in HUD housing that fails health and safety inspections | NBC News While HUD Secretary Ben Carson pledged to fix low-income housing, the number of properties cited for health and safety violations has been on the rise.

While HUD Secretary Ben Carson pledged to fix low-income housing, the number of properties cited for health and safety violations has been on the rise.

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Double-digit jump in hunger for Philly, the country’s poorest big city | The Philadelphia Tribune

Facebook0Twitter0MailAaron Moselle , The Philadelphia Tribune Photo via Witnesses to Hunger Facebook. Featured Image New research shows hunger has gotten worse in Philadelphia over the last six years, even as it’s gotten better nationwide. Between 2012 and 2017, food insecurity — or the inability to always afford sufficient food — increased 22 percent, according to […]

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Taraji P. Henson Launches Foundation for Mental Health Awareness | Los Angeles Sentinel

Facebook0Twitter0MailLauren A. Jones , Los Angeles Sentinel Photo by Sara Jaye Weiss. Featured Image Oscar-nominated actor Taraji P. Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father, on Sept. 23 at a private estate in Beverly Hills to raise awareness for mental health in the Black community. Henson kicked off the […]

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