Tag Archives: Black

California law created to prevent Black women from dying during childbirth

A nurse holds a newborn baby in maternity hospital. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Thanks to Serena Williams advocacy on the issue of Black women dying during childbirth at disproportionately high rates (as compared to their white peers) has gotten substantial attention. This week California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to address the… Read More »

Black sheep: Why some strains of the Epstein Barr virus cause cancer

More than 90 percent of all people become infected with the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) during their lifetime. The infection usually remains undetected throughout their life. However, the virus can also cause diseases – with regional differences: Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) primarily occurs in Europe and North America and normally affects adolescents or young adults.… Read More »

New study prompts questions about diabetes and obesity within Black churches

Diabetes and obesity rates could possibly have a correlation with church-going among African Americans a new study suggests. The findings of the Duke University study released last month in the Journal of Religion and Health highlight two main conclusions: Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those who are Catholic… Read More »

LFW Winter/Festive 2019: Athiya Shetty Slays in a Black and White Saree as Abraham and Thakore’s Showstopper at Lakme Fashion Week (View Pics)

Athiya Shetty walks the ramp at LFW 2019. (Photo Credits: Yogen Shah) After a rocking first day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 with the likes of Lisa Haydon, Malavika Mohanan, Hardik Pandya and others taking the ramp, the second day too was high on glam. Day 2 at the fashion week celebrated sustainable fashion… Read More »

Police violence deemed leading cause of death in men, Black men fare worst

The Louisville Courier Journal reported that of 130,999 traffic stops in Louisville from 2016 to 2018 where citations were given, African Americans were disproportionately stopped and three times as likely to be searched as white drivers. According to a new study on life expectancy and mortality within the nation, researchers found that excessive force by… Read More »