In “Leaving Large: The Stories of a Food Addict,” Michelle Petties reveals that she was once so obese that some insurance companies refused to cover her. A recovering “stone-cold sugar addict,” Petties gained and lost 700 pounds during her 42-year battle with obesity. Then she rewrote the endings of her food stories and dropped from a high of 260 pounds.Read More
Byline: Fierce Black Women
Inequality Is an Underlying COVID-19 Risk Factor
African Americans are still contracting the coronavirus. During the height of the pandemic, we contracted COVID-19 at an alarming rate, accounting for up to 70% of deaths in some areas. Dr. Melissa Clarke is among the physicians who have been at the forefront of keeping us healthy on her own and as a member of the Black Coalition Against COVID. Click here to read more.