Winter can be a trying time for our bodies; from coughs & flu season to the countless ailments that can happen, there’s always something. But Yolanda…

When she was first diagnosed with HIV, Vuyiseka Dubula was just an impoverished, 22-year-old Black woman living in a Cape Town township who couldn't afford her own medication. Now she's one of Africa's most fearless warriors in the fight against HIV. Here's her story.

“We can and will beat this disease.” That was U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s sentiment during her announcement Friday that she was diagnosed with breast…


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Via: Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. The tissue growth (implant) typically occurs in the pelvic area, outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, and the […]

The commemoration of World AIDS Day on Wednesday is a reminder of the ongoing struggle and fight that many people and families go through with this deadly disease, one that has been an epidemic for decades and is especially prominent in the black community. By: Talib Babb, Special to