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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Why Do So Many Black Women Have Alopecia?

Dermatologist Danita Peoples-Peterson says some styles are causing hair loss, and tight braids are at the top of her list.

Dr. Joy DeGruy and Reparations: Why Healing Begins With Truth

DeGruy and her daughter Bahia Overton are partnering with Chicago’s Organic Oneness — and they’re focused on ending racial trauma and bringing about justice.

The ‘Silent Killer’ Behind Strokes In The Black Community

After providing decades of care to Black patients, Dr. Gregory Hall says untreated high blood pressure is causing many to suffer strokes — and it doesn’t have to be this way.

COVID’s Impact On Youth

As terrifying and heartbreaking as the COVID-19 pandemic was for adults, for some children the past two years have been even more challenging.

Black Men Are Still Disproportionately Affected By Prostate Cancer – It’s Time To Act

Understanding risk factors, staying up to date on primary care for early detection, and knowing treatment options can help limit disparities.

Here’s How Student Loan Debt Impacts Black Borrowers’ Mental Health

Black borrowers’ could see up to $20,000 wiped from their student loan accounts. They might also experience some relief from financial stress.

Talking Black And Brown Maternal Health

Brooklyn’s Democratic Party boss and Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn shares her struggles with pregnancy and advocates to pass maternal health legislation.

At 988 Call Centers, Crisis Counselors Offer Empathy — And Juggle Limited Resources

Michael Colluccio stirred his hot tea, put on his headset, and started up his computer. The screen showed calls coming in to the suicide prevention lifeline from around the state.

Federal Government Responds to Monkeypox Surge With Emergency Use Authorization

Monkeypox is no more a ‘gay disease’ than it is an ‘African disease.’ It can affect anyone. As of August 30, 2022, there are more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox in the United States.

US Government To End Free At-Home Covid Test Program This Week

The White House blames Congress for failing to provide additional funding to keep the program going.

Must Read

The ‘Invisible Tax’ On Black Teachers

The additional tasks assigned to educators are not divided equally among Black teachers and their non-Black colleagues, leaving Black teachers in roles that don’t set them up for promotions and lead to early burnout.