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Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2014, 7:45AM

A new study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine finds that taking in racism can wear away at white blood cells.

Topics: Health

Is White Still Right?

Is White Still Right?

by Carla Murphy on January 16 2014, 11:58AM

The New Year is bringing new attention to a very old question.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama's Navigators?

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama’s Navigators?

by Brentin Mock on January 14 2014, 10:00AM

Obamacare includes a program that employs people to help connect hard-to-reach, uninsured citizens to healthcare resources. What’s wrong with that?

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 4:58PM

We now have the age and gender demographics on Obamacare. Still, nothing on race.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, /NOW

Watch This Woman's Inspiring Time-Lapse Video of 100 Days at the Gym

Watch This Woman’s Inspiring Time-Lapse Video of 100 Days at the Gym

by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 11:26AM

It’s not just a vain attempt to lose weight and look slimmer, but a glimpse into one woman’s journey toward more self-confidence.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Childhood Asthma Soars in Poor Communities of Color

Childhood Asthma Soars in Poor Communities of Color

by Carla Murphy on January 3 2014, 10:50AM

A Dateline NBC investigation looks at how some parents are fighting one asthma exacerbator: poor housing.

Topics: Health, /NOW

A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

by Von Diaz on December 31 2013, 12:11PM

After another challenging year for reproductive rights, many states are looking at fresh battles in 2014.

Topics: Health, War on Women

Vitamin D Deficiency Often Misdiagnosed Among Black People

Vitamin D Deficiency Often Misdiagnosed Among Black People

by Von Diaz on November 21 2013, 3:04PM

A new study suggests differences in blood types among black and white people may be responsible.

Topics: Health, /NOW

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

by Imara Jones on November 19 2013, 7:00AM

While media focus on what the White House is losing, we have to remember that gaffes in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act make it that much harder for poor people of color to get adequate healthcare.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy, Health

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

by Julianne Hing on November 14 2013, 9:00AM

Sharline Chiang chips away at the stigma around Asian Americans and mental illness.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

by Brentin Mock on October 21 2013, 1:47PM

President Obama is aware of the struggles people are having with the website for the new affordable healthcare law.

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a 'Hood Budget

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a ‘Hood Budget

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 11:45AM

You can eat well without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:40PM

If you tried to shop online today during the rollout of Obamacare’s website, you may have had problems. Here’s why.

Topics: Economy, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics, Shutdown

Got Questions About Obamacare? Watch This Video

Got Questions About Obamacare? Watch This Video

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 1:09PM

Thanks, Planned Parenthood.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Obamacare

What Obamacare's Onset Means for Racial Justice

What Obamacare’s Onset Means for Racial Justice

by Imara Jones on September 18 2013, 8:27AM

The law’s historic expansion of healthcare will begin on Oct. 1, but the working poor in half the nation will be left out.

Topics: Economic Justice, Health, Obamacare

Santa Barbara Yoga Studio Hosts 'Ghetto Fabulous' Class

Santa Barbara Yoga Studio Hosts ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ Class

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 9:24AM

Here’s photographic evidence.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Cycling for Change

Cycling for Change

by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 7:00AM

With branches in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Oakland, the bike collective Red, Black and Green is making cycling cool for black folks.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Asian-American Mayor's Blood Donation Rejected Because He's Gay

Asian-American Mayor’s Blood Donation Rejected Because He’s Gay

by Jamilah King on August 9 2013, 11:23AM

Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has effectively banned gay men from donating blood on the basis of increased risk of HIV.

Topics: Health, /NOW

A New Plan Emerges to Restore Yoga To Its South Asian Roots

A New Plan Emerges to Restore Yoga To Its South Asian Roots

by Jamilah King on August 7 2013, 12:29PM

A new initiative called South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga in America is underway.

Topics: Health, /NOW