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As we celebrate Black History Month, we embrace this year’s national theme, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity,’’ and history’s impact on our well-being. To progress, we must acknowledge where we’ve been. Health disparities within the Black community still exist today. A profound mistrust of our health care system has deep roots in our […]

The Black Misleaders give the impression of exercising Black empowerment when they are in fact only promoting themselves. What do Black people need most right now? The list is a very long one and includes living wage work, affordable housing, protection from killer police, relief from student loan debt, and the establishment of a publicly […]

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – The Bahamas has shut down all public offices in its capital, banned all international flights except for emergencies, restricted hotels to essential staff only and ordered journalists to first contact the police if they need to be out on the street. They’re all part of new controls the […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the proliferation of pink ribbons is about to start. Too many will make this both a marketing and a profit-making opportunity, while others will wonder how they can use their health insurance to afford a mammogram.  While Black women get breast cancer at a lower rate than White […]