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Moving to Africa: Why This Black American Man Did It

For Will Sostand, a long-time Chicago native, the decision to move to Africa came down to a single question. “I was thinking one day, ‘Where can I live or where
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Advice for Black Men on Purpose, Brotherhood and Family

“It’s just hard out there for a Black man.” It’s a saying that’s trite because it’s so well understood and universally accepted as truth.  Any quality of life statistic seems
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How Racial Profiling by Police Harms Your Mental and Physical Health

Add “watering flowers while black” to the list of things that could get you racially profiled, arrested and threatened with jail. That’s precisely what happened when police officers in Childersburg,
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Black Health, Equity and Menthol Cigarettes with Michael Scott

How menthols became the preferred cigarette of African Americans is no accident. Beginning in the 1960s, tobacco companies strategically marketed these products to Black communities. They concluded that menthol’s soothing,
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5 Facts that Shed Light on the Black-White Wealth Gap

When it comes to the difference in wealth between Black and White households in America, the gap is substantial and persistent. A recent paper circulated by the National Bureau of
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3 Things You Should Know About Black People and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in the U.S. About 40 million people have been diagnosed with one.  Anxiety can come from being anxious about attending a
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It’s Not a Game: IPV is Destroying Black Women

This article is part of an ongoing series called “For Our Sisters,” where we examine critical health and wellness issues that impact Women, especially Black Women. Trigger Warning: The following
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Doctor: ‘Healthy Aging’ Starts With These Tips

Rapidly declining health, little to no retirement savings, and premature death. That’s what the picture of Black aging in the U.S. looks like.  While Blacks experience inequities in nearly every
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5 Reasons Why Marriage is So Worth It For Men

For many men, bachelorhood is cast as this Shangri-La. Want to spend your weekends day-drinking and gorging on cheeseburgers before getting wasted at the club? There’s no one to stop
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How a Positive Covid-19 Test Altered My Life

When you think you’re about to die, your failures invariably come into focus, like unmet goals and lost connections. What looms largest, however, is all that you are about to
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