Here’s Why Kidney Disease Affects Black People Differently — BlackDoctor

According to the National Kidney Foundation, Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in African Americans. African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as Caucasians. Approximately 4.9 million African Americans over 20 years of age are living with either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. https://blackdoctor.org/525234/heres-why-kidney-disease-affects-black-people-differently/

Living With HPV: 5 Steps To Reduce The Risk Of Infecting Your Partner — BlackDoctor

There are some stark differences between HPV in black women and HPV in white women. For starters, black women are far less likely to get vaccinated than their white counterparts. If they do receive the vaccine, most black women do not complete the full set of vaccines that are typically given in 2 or 3 … Continue reading Living With HPV: 5 Steps To Reduce The Risk Of Infecting Your Partner — BlackDoctor

‘It Breaks My Heart:’ Taraji P. Henson Breaks Down in Tears While Advocating for Black Mental Health Awareness on Capitol Hill — Atlanta Black Star

Taraji P. Henson recently opened up to Congress about mental health in the Black community among young people and became emotional. On Friday she spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health, where she talked about her own battle with depression, as well as her son being traumatized by … Continue reading ‘It Breaks My Heart:’ Taraji P. Henson Breaks Down in Tears While Advocating for Black Mental Health Awareness on Capitol Hill — Atlanta Black Star

Atlanta Turns 7 Acres Of Vacant Land Into America’s Largest Free Food Forest — The Most Revolutionary Act

Atlanta has a large expanse of land, over seven acres, in fact, that wasn’t being used. However, that’s all about to change now as Atlanta’s City Council has just voted in favor of changing all this vacant space into the state of Georgia’s first food forest. After a unanimous vote last Monday, the plans are … Continue reading Atlanta Turns 7 Acres Of Vacant Land Into America’s Largest Free Food Forest — The Most Revolutionary Act

Prostate Screening Is A Must! Here’s Why — BlackDoctor

My friend Alan ended his 4 year battle with prostate cancer, and I started my war to engage Black men and make them know the importance of prostate cancer screening. Though Alan and I have been friends for 30 years, when he got cancer, we formed an even more special bond. As a Stage 3A … Continue reading Prostate Screening Is A Must! Here’s Why — BlackDoctor

Despite Dreams of Prosperity, Many African Americans not Financially Ready to Retire — Despite Dreams of Prosperity, Many African Americans not Financially Ready to Retire

Unfortunately for most African Americans, even the most sophisticated planning tools lead to the same result: retirement has fast become a pie-in-the-sky dream. The nation’s leading public interest group providing seniors and others with information that empowers them to choose how they live, AARP, regularly publishes a retirement calculator that individuals and families can use … Continue reading Despite Dreams of Prosperity, Many African Americans not Financially Ready to Retire — Despite Dreams of Prosperity, Many African Americans not Financially Ready to Retire

Republicans, Men and Christians Aren’t Trying to Ban Abortions. White People Are — The Root

News outlets across the country have characterized two recent bills that effectively banned abortions in Georgia and Alabama in a number of ways. Some media outlets have painted the laws as Republican measures while others have painted it as the byproducts of Christian crusaders or the creations of sexist men. But the numbers show it’s … Continue reading Republicans, Men and Christians Aren’t Trying to Ban Abortions. White People Are — The Root