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, one of the nation’s leading diseases among Black Americans. The sorority...

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 of the military branches in the United States in 2007....

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 that the deadly Ebola virus would arrive from West Africa...

Chickenpox and Shingles

Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood. In the United States, chickenpox affects about 4 million persons per year, mostly children. In temperate climates, most cases occur in the late winter and spring.  Although most people...

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 face mental illness. A study conducted by the Department of...

Baltimore Health Ministries Issues Appeal to Clergy

By AFRO Staff The Health Ministries Network, which “establish a clearinghouse for mobilizing personal participation in available health care initiatives through community churches and other local faith-based organizations,” will be holding an organizational meeting April...

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 the organization’s 112th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Honolulu. According...

Wendy Williams Taking Time Off

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns...

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 is broken. The list of motivators for the organization is long....

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 in which only 12 percent of the population is Black....

Report: Black Babies at Higher Risk of Death in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is raising concerns about the mortality rate for African-American babies. The report found that the overall infant mortality rate of...

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 are unknowingly purchasing and ingesting from grocery store shelves around...

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