How Black Boys Are Psychologically Impacted When Law Enforcement Fails To See Them As Children | MadameNoire

Jazmine Denise, MadameNoire When my cousin was 14, he was lied on by a police officer. It was a crisp, cold day in February. He intended to go to a party in the neighborhood that evening. I remember him being really excited about it. I thought it was funny that he laid out his clothes […]

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Depression in Black Boys Begins Earlier Than You Think | Psychological Benefits Society

By Aaron Hunt, MS (Graduate Intern, APA Health Disparities Office) and David J. Robles, BA (Graduate Intern, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity), Psychological Benefits Society From 2001 to 2015, the suicide risk for Black boys between the ages of 5 and 11 was two to three times higher than that of White boys, according […]

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John Singleton’s death is another warning sign for black men. It’s time we listen. | The Washington Post

Courtland Milloy, The Washington Post John Singleton the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the Best Director award at the Oscars. Twitter/@Rodriguez, Featured Image Five months into a plant-based whole-foods diet, I continue to experience the benefits. Weight, cholesterol, blood pressure — all down. Energy up. I’m glad I […]

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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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