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Our Health Heritage: Moving Past the One Culture-Fits-All Approach

The stresses a great grandmother endured during a pregnancy in Nigeria are knit into the labor pains of her great granddaughter, even if her great granddaughter migrates to a little town in the American Midwest. Our individual health legacies have ben built over generations. Black women all across the United States carry the very different health heritages passed along to them by their foremothers from Caribbean islands and African nations. “We are a far more genetically diverse than other groups of people,” explains Ricky Kittles, PhD, co-director of Molecular Genetics, National Human Genome Center, Howard University in Washington, D.C....

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5 Steps to Cool Your Body’s Invisible Fire

~By Sheree Crute~ Imagine red, swollen irritated tissue on the inside of your arteries and joints. That’s how inflammation works, and black women’s bodies are more likely to experience a potentially lethal immune system response. When inflammation rages out of control, it contributes to everything from cancer to diabetes, lupus, heart disease, dementia (in old age), and even premature birth. Inflammation is a health risk for everyone, but we may have a greater inherited tendency to mount an inflammatory response to negative stimuli than other people, a fact that’s become increasingly clear over the last 10 years and most...

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My Guilty Pleasure …

Guilty Pleasures is a decadent section where you can detail your secret indulgences and the sometimes complex relationships that come with them. Share your guilty pleasures with us below in the comments section or email us at … We won’t tell too many people. Promise (fingers...

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Hands Off Our Girls

One in every three women have been sexually abused at some point in her life. This can result in low self-esteem, STDs, sexual dysfunction, prostitution and ever death. Find out how you can protect our daughters and curb this cycle of abuse. Learn about grassroots efforts all over the world and a new video series that highlights startling stories about sex trafficking. THIS IS A SPACE HOLDER FOR JOYCE’S ARTICLE. One in every three women have been sexually abused at some point in her life. This can result in low self-esteem, STDs, sexual dysfunction, prostitution and even death. Find...

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Saving Our Children

Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.

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