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Jennifer Hudson Signs Deal to Write Weight Loss Memoir

Jennifer Hudson Signs Deal to Write Weight Loss Memoir

by Asraa Mustufa on June 8 2011, 1:42PM

But with such a remarkable life story, should so much of the focus be based on her size?

Topics: Health

Indiana's Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

Indiana’s Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

by Akiba Solomon on June 3 2011, 10:37AM

Even after federal intervention, Hoosier State Republicans stand by their vendetta against Planned Parenthood. Now, guess who’s really paying the price.

Topics: Gender, Health

After 30 Years AIDS, Treatment Gap Still Feeds the Epidemic

After 30 Years AIDS, Treatment Gap Still Feeds the Epidemic

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2011, 10:15AM

Black women across the world are still fighting for access to potentially livesaving treatments.

Topics: Health

The Details Behind 74-Year-Old Ernestine Shepherd's Weightlifting Glory

The Details Behind 74-Year-Old Ernestine Shepherd’s Weightlifting Glory

by Thoai Lu on June 2 2011, 1:47PM

A new profile in the Washington Post reveals the deeply personal bond that drives one woman’s inspiration tale.

Topics: Health

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

by Asraa Mustufa on June 2 2011, 3:30AM

A new infrographic from Amnesty International shows that low-income and women of color are more likely to die from pregnancy related causes.

Topics: Health

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

by Rod McCullom on May 26 2011, 9:42AM

Recent weeks have witnessed a series of striking advancements in developing a vaccine for the 30-year-old epidemic that’s ravaging black neighborhoods.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area Infographic

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area

by Asraa Mustufa on May 24 2011, 3:00PM

A new interactive map by the USDA tracks food access across the United States.

Topics: Health

The NY Post Makes DSK's Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

The NY Post Makes DSK’s Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

by Akiba Solomon on May 20 2011, 12:20PM

In its lust for a salacious scoop, Rupert Murdoch’s chronically race-baiting tabloid has made both the alleged victim and her community into the villains.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case, Health, Media

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

by Rod McCullom on May 19 2011, 10:27AM

A new study finally proves “treatment as prevention” remarkably slows HIV’s spread. But huge numbers of black people living with HIV don’t know they are positive and aren’t in treatment.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Haley Barbour's Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

Haley Barbour’s Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

by Kai Wright on April 21 2011, 11:15AM

The Mississippi governor will be among the most serious 2012 GOP contenders, and that’s troubling.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, Politics

The Future of School Lunches

The Future of School Lunches

by Asraa Mustufa on April 13 2011, 6:36PM

The first significant upgrade in nutritional standards in 15 years moves forward.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth

Home Birth Is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Moms Dying

Home Birth Is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Moms Dying

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on April 12 2011, 10:12AM

The U.S. ranks behind 40 other countries in terms of maternal mortality, despite spending the most money per capita on health care.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Breaking Down the GOP Budget Plan to Cut Medicaid and Medicare

Breaking Down the GOP Budget Plan to Cut Medicaid and Medicare

by Mary Agnes Carey on April 6 2011, 10:41AM

Both African Americans and Latinos depend heavily upon the programs for access to health care.

Topics: Health

Black Anti-Choice Group Compares Abortions to Japan Death Toll

Black Anti-Choice Group Compares Abortions to Japan Death Toll

by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2011, 11:37AM

Life Always takes its genocide meme to another, more shameless, level.

Topics: Health

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: One More Weapon Against Women of Color

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: One More Weapon Against Women of Color

by Akiba Solomon on March 28 2011, 9:34AM

Six big players to mind as the right’s effort to target women of color in the anti-abortion movement builds.

Topics: Gender, Health

HIV/AIDS at 30: Edwin Sanders Ministers to

HIV/AIDS at 30: Edwin Sanders Ministers to “Whosoever They May Be”

by LaShieka Purvis Hunter on March 28 2011, 7:00AM

The Memphis pastor’s congregation has been among the leaders in moving the black church from a problem to an asset in the fight against HIV.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform's Strongest Backers

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform’s Strongest Backers

by Shani O. Hilton on March 23 2011, 4:59PM

They’re also the ones who stand to lose the most if the GOP effort to repeal or defund it succeeds.

Topics: Health, Politics

Elizabeth Taylor's Decades-Long Effort to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Elizabeth Taylor’s Decades-Long Effort to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

by Jorge Rivas on March 23 2011, 1:18PM

The actress was one of the first public personas willing to discuss the epidemic, and did so until her death.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes? Infographic

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

by Thoai Lu on March 22 2011, 10:00AM

Tobacco companies are up in arms. But health advocates say it’s long overdue, especially for black smokers.

Topics: Health

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

by Julie Appleby on March 22 2011, 9:51AM

The likely GOP presidential candidate says Medicaid recipients drive BMWs in Mississippi.

Topics: Health