James Clingman
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‘First, You Cry’: Black Press Columnist Battles for Life After ‘Devastating’ Diagnosis

By Hazel Trice Edney ( — For the past 22 years, Jim Clingman has published his cutting edge “Blackonomics” column in black-owned weekly newspapers around the country. The column mainly pushes for economic justice, which he views as a core necessity for black progress in America. But as this award-winning columnist, author of four books, college professor, entrepreneurship expert, speaker […]

Black teenagers smoke less than white teenagers, according to a new study.
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Black Teenagers Smoke Less Than White Teenagers

But things change for blacks in their late 20s Most African Americans start smoking cigarettes in their 20s compared to whites who start smoking in their teens, but smoking decreases among whites in their 20s and increases among blacks, according to a new study published by Penn State University. The study “Changes in Gender and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Rates of […]

David Mailey with the first issue of the Woodlawn Connection, a newspaper he founded patients who attended the Woodlawn Adult Health Center.
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When Chicago Closed a Mental Health Clinic that Helped Black Men, a Newspaper Founded by a Patient also Folded

This story is the first of a series of articles concerning mental health and black men   By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO —- When the City of Chicago closed the Woodlawn Adult Health Center in 2012, the Woodlawn Connection, a monthly newspaper founded by a client, folded after publishing 93 issues. “I wanted to publish 100 issues,” David Nero-Mailey, a […]

Dr. Ben Carson
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Dr. Ben Carson Finishes with 7% in a Republican Presidential Preference Poll

By Frederick H. Lowe Ben Carson, M.D., finished with 7% of the vote in a 2016 Republican in a nationwide presidential preference poll released last week by Quinnipac University. Dr. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, an author and a political conservative, finished behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Walker received 18% […]

Forty-eight percent of African Americans have their blood pressure under control.
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African Americans Who Think Often About Race Suffer from High Blood Pressure

By Frederick H. Lowe African Americans who are hyper-vigilant about racial matters are more likely to suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, according a study published by Johns Hopkins University. The study titled, “Association of Race Consciousness with the Patient–Physician Relationship, Medication Adherence, and Blood Pressure in Urban Primary Care Patients, was published in the American Journal of Hypertension. […]

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Walking Fights Obesity

For big problems, like obesity in America, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” Walking to school has always been good exercise for kids but now it’s not as safe as it once was. Parents throughout the United States are discovering if they lead walks to school and pick up kids along the way, walking to […]