Vertus Hardiman: A Man With Courage

The victim of an unethical secret U.S government radiation experiment in 1928, Vertus Hardiman did not let a severe deformity prevent him from living...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Partners with Alzheimer’s Association to Raise Awareness

The Prince George’s County, Md. Upsilon Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is using its influence to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease,...

Caring for Maryland’s Aging Veteran Population

Vice Adm. (Ret.) Adam Robinson is a history-maker in the military world, becoming the first African-American surgeon general of the Navy and of any...

The Root Causes of Unhealthy Communities

Sixty-two percent of Americans say they are very concerned about their health.* It’s unsurprising that those who express the most concern are most vulnerable,...

Ebola Fears Infiltrate African Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It started when the small Indian Ocean island of Seychelles refused entry to Sierra Leone's soccer squad, fearing...

National Medical Association Appoints Morehouse Educator Dr. Lawrence Sanders as 115th President

The National Medical Association (NMA) recently named medical internist and Morehouse educator Dr. Lawrence Sanders as its 115th president. Sanders was appointed the position during...

Mental Health in the African American Community: Talk or Taboo?

A person’s mental well-being is just as important to their health as their physical and spiritual well-being, and African-Americans may be more likely to...

Black Women Encouraged to “PrEP” for HIV Exposure

Facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are clear: African Americans make up 44 percent of new HIV/AIDS infections in a country...

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Aims to Reduce Drowning Deaths in Black Community

The women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority are on a mission: no rest until the cycle of death by drowning in the Black community...

New Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Food Considered a Major Civil Rights Setback

Millions of Americans will be left in the dark when it comes to the genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) foods they...

Blood Pressure Survivor Story

Five years ago, while at a routine doctor’s visit, Vincent Sharps had a wakeup call. His doctor told him that his blood pressure was...

Going Vegetarian in Baltimore and D.C.

As the ideals of healthy diets continue to change, more people are abandoning meat than ever. Vegetarianism and Veganism have origins tracing back centuries,...