Tag Archives: Black

Colorectal Cancer Takes the Life of Far Too Many People and Black Men are Disproportionately Affected

Following the devastating news of the death of the world’s beloved Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, from colorectal cancer, many were left asking why – and how. What most don’t know is that Chadwick Boseman sat at the intersection of where colorectal cancer rates are among the highest and rising the fastest. He was a young… Read More »

Tika Sumpter to co-host virtual summit for Black mothers

Tika Sumpter, attends ABC Television’s Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph unveiled Sugaberry, a lifestyle brand for moms of color a few months back and they’re continuing their rise with a virtual summit when many… Read More »

Sen. Kamala Harris announces anti-racism bill to fight COVID-19’s impact on Black communities

Health News For Black America, fears around COVID-19 aren’t just about the disease itself, but seeking help from a medical system that doesn’t always treat Black lives as if they matter. On Wednesday morning, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced a new bill intended to address that inequality, a $ 200 million anti-racism initiative aimed at… Read More »

COVID, Racism Are Dual Crises for Black Americans

TheCut.com: “The Little Understood Mental-Health Effects of Racial Trauma.” TheAtlantic.com: “How Racism Kills Black Americans.” Michigan University School of Public Health: “Surviving the Coronavirus While Black: Pandemic’s Heavy Toll on African American Mental Health.” Patrice Harris, MD, immediate past president, American Medical Association. American Public Health Association: “Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health… Read More »

Drake donates $100K to bail out Black mothers and caregivers

JUNE 04: Drake attends the LA Premiere of HBO’s “Euphoria” at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Drake donated $ 100,000 to National Bail Out, a collective tasked with helping to bail out Black mothers and caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic. The generous gesture was… Read More »