Black Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than any other racial or ethnic group in America. Once that cancer is detected, it is often advanced and inoperable. This trend has less to do with biology and more to do with environmental and socioeconomic factors.
Stress may not be tangible, but it is as central to our lives as breathing. Everybody experiences it, both good and bad.
The Delta variant is so out of control that U.S. health officials rolled out a plan for booster shots starting September 20 for Americans who got the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
They call it the Mediterranean diet and it might be the closest thing to an antidote for the ills that tend to besiege Black men.
Financial literacy and the right education are critical for black families to thrive in the 21st century. Statistically, African American families face significant hurdles due to generations of structural racism and systemic oppression. There remains a yawning wealth gap between black and white families.
While white men represent an overwhelming majority of breast cancer cases in the U.S., Black men still have higher rates of breast cancer in comparison, according to a comprehensive study conducted between 2010 and 2016.
One reason black men don’t get screened for prostate cancer is the side effects that come with treatment. Chief among those is erectile dysfunction. Fact is, many men would opt for keeping their erectile function over getting life-saving prostate cancer treatment.
Racism has seeped into virtually every area, segment, and field of society. Whether an overt hate crime or subtle workplace “microaggression,” a single act of racial discrimination can enact a devastating toll upon its victim. Simply witnessing or experiencing an act of racism second hand can impact mental health.