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Black Cancer Survivors Study is Underway in Detroit

Black Cancer Survivors Study is Underway in Detroit

By Frederick H. Lowe The largest study so far of African- American cancer survivors is now underway in Detroit. The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study has launched a $9 million project that will investigate the lives of 5,560 black cancer survivors over the next five years. The study, which is led by the National Cancer Institute, will collect […]

March 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Does Lead Exposure Explain Gap in Test Scores?

Does Lead Exposure Explain Gap in Test Scores?

Posted by  Gillian Kiley-Brown A decrease in the average level of lead in a preschooler’s blood reduces the probability of that child being substantially below proficient in reading by the third grade, report researchers. And because poor and minority children are more likely to be exposed to lead, the working paper suggests that lead poisoning may be one of the causes […]

February 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Kidney Failure Among Black Men Gets Attention

Chicago police superintendent is on a transplant list By Frederick H. Lowe Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson became wobbly and nearly collapsed during a January news conference held in a police precinct. Several  police officers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who also attended the event, rushed to help him. They sat him down and had him drink water. After a […]

February 5, 2017 · 0 comments ·
February Is American Heart Month

February Is American Heart Month

Black men should know about heart disease, the leading cause of death among us By Frederick H. Lowe Heart health awareness is particularly important for black men because we are at a higher risk of dying or becoming physically disabled from coronary heart disease compared to white men. This is because black men suffer from high rates of diabetes, high-blood […]

February 2, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Kayne West

Kanye and Mental Illness

By Glenn Ellis The erratic and confusing (although sometimes amusing) antics of Kanye continue to dominate the entertainment industry.  However, recent developments have started to cast a cloud over how amused or concerned people are about Kanye West and his mental health. Truth be told, people have been speculating about his mental and emotional wellbeing for some time. Let me be […]

December 29, 2016 · 0 comments ·

Bowel Movement, Weight Loss, and How They Connect

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Bowel movements might not typically come up in adult conversation, but their overall nature provides an indication of how quickly your digestive system is working. If you have diarrhea, for example, during which your bowel movements are runny and frequent, your digested food is moving through your system too quickly. In the case of constipation, […]

December 29, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Blacks Will be Hard Hit by ACA Repeal

Blacks Will be Hard Hit by ACA Repeal

By Viji Sundaram New America Media, News Report President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to repeal and replace Obamacare is bad news for millions of Americans, but the poor and people of color are going to be hit hardest, say health care advocates. “The winners and losers from repealing Obamacare will depend crucially on the details of whatever replacement plan materializes,” said […]

December 29, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Yellow National Park
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How history keeps African Americans out of state parks

  Posted by Nathan Hurst at the University of Missouri Recent studies have shown that visitors to U.S. national and state parks are disproportionately white, with low numbers of ethnic minorities, especially African Americans. A new study identifies several reasons why African Americans choose not to patronize public parks in greater numbers, including a racist history that curtailed African Americans’ […]

June 27, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners

Cook County Board president wants gun violence treated as a health issue

By Frederick H. Lowe Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County, Il. Board of Commissioners, has endorsed the American Medical Association’s position calling for gun violence to be treated as a health issue, legislation Congress has blocked at the insistence of the National Rifle Association. “Gun violence, the root cause that leads to such violence and the easy availability of […]

June 27, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Before voter elected him the nation's first African-American President, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama attended Real Men Cook with his two small daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Real Men Cook expands, putting more emphasis on a healthier diet and feeding the homeless

By Frederick H. Lowe Real Men Cook, an annual Father’s Day celebration that promotes awareness of black fathers who serve their families every day, will blow out the candles on its 27th birthday this month by expanding from one location in the city to 27 in Chicago and the South Suburbs. Scheduled for June 19th from 3 p.m. to 6 […]

June 18, 2016 · 0 comments ·