Healthcare and Education at Your Local Barbershops and Beauty Salons, And More News

By The News Mar 13, 2009

Black Men ‘Checking In’ at Barbershop An innovate program for Black men to get in Los Angeles provides personal health care access for many who are uninsured and have been ostracized by the medical community. LA Times. Women Get More Than Just Makeovers at Salons With a spike in numbers of HIV-infected women of color in the last several years and a severe lack of prevention and education programs catering to Blacks and Latinas, the Women’s Collaborative in Chicago is entering the city’s beauty salons and supply stores to provide these services. Medill Reports: Chicago. Diabetes is Deadly Welcome for Immigrant Latinos Diabetes prevention efforts are now targeting the Latino community, as numbers of Latinos affected by the disease rise in large part due to disparities in access to healthy foods for new immigrants. Medill Reports: Chicago. Students Keep UMass Campus Accountable For Racism Students at the University of Massachusetts are organizing against hate crimes and bigotry within their campus and surrounding community. Blacks Hopeful For Boom in Business Aspiring Black entrepreneurs are tapping into technological means to seek out business ventures and contribute to jump-starting the failing economy. MSNBCNews.