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Obesity among Black women outrageously high

By Darcie Ortique, OW Contributor Betty Busby, 55, has struggled with her weight since high school. “It’s in my genes to be chubby, and I have always thanked God that I have a man that loves my shape,” she said. “He still thinks I’m sexy with my small waistline, big hips and thighs. I will be forever grateful for that.” …

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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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