Africian Americans

via BlackDoctor: The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been afflicting our country for more than three decades and is a disease that severely affects marginalized communities. It’s a well-known fact that Black people account for more than 13% of the population and 43% of new HIV infections, the majority being gay and bisexual men and transgender women. […]

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. attends ‘The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross’ New York Series Premiere at the Paris Theater on October 16, 2013 in New York City *The history of blacks in the United States does not start in 1620 with the arrival of the first 20 Africans in Jamestown. The first African to […]

  Melanie Scott’s need for a bone marrow transplant inspired the donor drive. She is seen with parents Christine and Leonard Scott. / Photo courtesy of Leonard Scott The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World is using its Indianapolis convention this week to seek possible bone marrow donors to help African-Americans diagnosed with leukemia and other […]

  The Pew Research Center just released a report that breaks down the use of social media among race, gender and geographic location. While 67 percent of the online population overall uses Facebook, the demographic portrait of the smaller services varies greatly, according to the survey that shows its first comparisons of usage by whites, blacks and […]

In the 1960’s black people were all about Black Power. The civil rights movement was in full swing and groups like SCLC, SNCC and The Black Panther Party were fighting for African Americans to have full civil rights. As part of this movement of consciousness and activism, African Americans found pride in their personal style […]

At this point, most black people with an Internet connection have heard the news that the Oxygen network has a new reality show in the pipeline that revolves around G-Unit rapper Shawty Lo and the relationships he has with the ten mothers of his eleven children. The public outcry in response to the press release […]

Obesity has the potential to cause lifelong problems for a person’s general health. For example, more than 80% of people with Type 2 Diabetes are obese. Additionally, people who are obese are more likely to develop health issues due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and physical inactivity. These health issues may contribute to serious […]

Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder affecting people of all races, not just African Americans. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they move through small blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. In someone who has sickle cell disease, the red blood cells become hard and […]

  Let’s face it, in our day and age of the internet has become a running source of information that many of us cannot live without. It’s on our computers, cell phones, tablets, and now even our televisions. Whether it’s our daily fix of celebrity gossip or hard-hitting news, most of us have websites we […]

Last week, we learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month, with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent. Unemployment rates for African American men fell, while those for African American women rose. These rates are way too high and understate the extent of pain that exists in the African American […]

Today, more than 111,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant that will save their lives. Nearly 30% of those waiting for an organ are African American. Learn the facts here, then register to become an organ donor. article courtesy of BlackDoctor.org  

Here’s some motivation as students head back to campus this fall. For black students, adding degrees to your resume can also add years to your life. According to a study in the August issue of Health Affairs, black women and men with less than 12 years of education are living ten to 14 years less, […]