How to Survive Risky Heat Waves
With temperatures soaring near 100 degrees or more around the country this summer, experts are...
A Striking Gap Between Deaths of Black and White Babies Plagues the South
In the South, infant mortality is by far the highest in the country, with Mississippi’s rate of 8.12 deaths per 1,000 live births ranking worst.
An Alliance of Melanated Eco-Activists Introduce “Black Girl Environmentalist”
At the tender age of 15, Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru’s life in Connecticut took a...
5 Tips to Show Your Hair and Skin Extra Love
With the constantly changing weather, our bodies are exposed to different environmental...
She Says Doctors Ignored Her Concerns About Her Pregnancy. For Many Black Women, It’s a Familiar Story.
Many pregnant people say doctors and nurses do not listen to them and their concerns are often dismissed; pregnant Black people face an even higher burden.
Hundreds of Hospitals Sue Patients or Threaten Their Credit. Does Yours?
Despite growing evidence of the harm caused by medical debt, hundreds of U.S. hospitals maintain policies to aggressively pursue patients for unpaid bills.
Martin Luther King: ‘Let My People Vote’
During a 1965 speech in Montgomery, Alabama, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The Civil...
How Polio Crept Back Into the U.S.
The U.S. is seeing signs that the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new vulnerabilities to diseases long in retreat such as polio, which is highly contagious and potentially deadly.
STDs Are Rising, But Are At-Home Test Kits Reliable?
STDs infect 1 in 5 Americans daily, but public health workers can’t keep up with testing. Should at-home test kits fill in the gap?
Natural Treats to Pamper Your Hair at Home
Heal splits ends, nurture dry hair and scalp, and more with these simple, powerful ingredients.
Black Churches Work to Combat Vaccine Fears
Black churches are key to reaching African Americans about vaccines, especially older generations more vulnerable to COVID-19, public health advocates say.
‘We Made It. All of Us,’ Jackson Says in Celebratory Speech
By Nyah Marshall It was truly a day of celebration as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made her first...