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Mental illness, homelessness major issue in South Los Angeles

By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Contributor During Mental Health Month (May) the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count results came in. While both subjects—mental health and homelessness—are becoming increasingly intertwined within the African-American community, the latter report is filled with “June gloom.” “But not surprising,” said Dr. Erica Holmes, director of the Championship Counseling Center at Faithful Central Bible …

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COMMENTARY: Plastics are strangling the planet

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor On my morning walk I pass a tree every day that has a long plastic bag stuck in the branches. I keep wondering whether my neighbor realizes that the bag is strangling the tree. I am not exaggerating. The plastic is not simply sitting on the branches but is cutting off air to …

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Taking The Stigma Out Of Mental Illness

By Jenise Griffin FLORIDA COURIER — The facts are troubling. One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. That’s over 46 million people. Of the 46 million, more than half do not receive treatment. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The facts are troubling. One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. That’s …

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SBA honors Arubah Emotional Health Services

By MSR News Online The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Arubah Emotional Health Services, P.A. the 2019 Minnesota Minority Owned Small Business of the Year. Anissa Keyes founded Arubah (which means “restoration to sound health” in Hebrew) in 2012 to help make mental health services accessible — especially for the African American and low-income communities in and around …

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Reproductive Justice organizations express dismay over Hyde Amendment status

WASHINGTON — Today, the House Appropriations Committee marked up its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies spending bill for Fiscal Year 2020. This watershed spending bill reflects several progressive policies that matter to women of color. For the first time in more than 20 years, it includes funding to study gun violence and maternal mortality prevention. It removes …

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Renowned Dallas Surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Lectures on the Science of Aging at Inaugural International meeting in Monte-Carlo, Monaco

By Dr. Rod J. Rohrich DALLAS, April 23, 2019 — Dallas plastic surgeon and Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, an internationally known innovative physician leader and plastic surgeon spoke on the predictable pattern of facial aging in humans based upon his anatomic work facial fat compartments. This inaugural meeting of global experts on the science of aging was held at the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine …

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WHAT’S GOING ON WITH MALE BIRTH CONTROL?

Is the world ready for male birth control pills? You may have heard rumors of male birth control in the past, but there’s really only one option on store shelves. That’s the way it’s been for your entire life. And while we don’t have an oral contraceptive pill for men ready to hit the market just yet, researchers have revealed …

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Wendy Williams reveals how cocaine addiction continues to destroy her life

By A.R. Shaw Wendy Williams revealed details about her personal battles with drug addiction during an episode of the “Wendy Williams Show.” Near the end of her daily one-hour show, Williams, 54, stood in the audience and spoke directly into the camera about her issues with cocaine and how she’s seeking help. A.R. Shaw “I have been living in a sober …

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Black Women in America and Cervical Cancer Prevention

By Dr. Anisa Shomo, Director of Family Medicine Scholars at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio and Health Columnist for the NNPA. Many people may believe that cervical cancer is a problem of the past. Prior to the 1940s, it was a major cause of death of women of childbearing age. According to the National Institute of Health, invasive …

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Surviving Sexual Abuse: April ‘7even Rich’ Richardson, taking back your power

By Je’Don Holloway Talley Gone are the days of silence and shame in the face of sexual assault and misconduct. America is slowly adapting to a new narrative for survivors of sexual abuse—one that empowers, vocalizes, and offers cathartic relief. With there being strength in numbers and solace in solidarity, the country has taken a stance in support of the …

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