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Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends from 1991 to …

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Antwone Muhammad explains how cancer saved his life

By Eddy “Precise” Lamarre According to the American Cancer Society, about 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The lifetime chance of getting breast cancer in the United States for men is 1 in 833. Photo courtesy of Antwone Muhammad Chicago hip-hop artist Antwone Muhammad was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2013. In June of …

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In Menopause? WisePause Lifestyle Tour Has Your Back

By Nsenga K. Burton Many women struggle with menopause, a natural and normal condition that all women experience as they age. The term “menopause” can describe any of the changes a woman goes through either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period. WisePause is a pro-age online and offline wellness platform formed to educate …

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Taco Bell® Rolls Out First Not-So-New “New” Vegetarian Menu Nationwide On September 12

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — For years, Taco Bell’s delicious vegetarian menu items have been one of the best kept secrets for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.  Beginning Thursday, the brand that has proudly offered great tasting vegetarian options for some time, will launch a not-so-new “new” vegetarian menu nationwide for the first time ever. With 13 great tasting menu …

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Ending HIV Only Happens if Black America Leads

By Raniyah Copeland In 2011, Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” was the discovery that antiretroviral drugs were a game changer in HIV prevention. The development of treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ushered in the concept of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By combining effective treatment for people living with HIV with simple and easy biomedical prevention for people …

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Mental Health Awareness Matters

By Cierra Mayes, Texas Metro News Writer NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It can become a bigger issue when it’s affecting your everyday life and you believe what you’re feeling is true. Anxiety, bi-polar disorder, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and more, are all things that can be controlled. Depression is another issue that is triggered from one’s trauma. It is important that …

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August Greetings from DC Department of Aging and Community Living

By Laura Newland, Director, Laura Newland, Director, DC Department of Aging and Community Living The DC Commission on Aging recently held their annual retreat where they planned for the upcoming year. The Commission on Aging is a 15-member citizens advisory group appointed by the Mayor “to advise the Mayor, the DC Council, the DC Department of Aging and Community Living …

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OP-ED: Black Women Taking on the Fight Against Diabetes

By Linda Goler Blount, MPH, President and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people—especially Black women—are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication. There is not enough being done to lower the prices of prescription medications that could mean life or death for so many African Americans that depend …

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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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