Tag Archives: Black

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020

Friday, February 7, marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020 (NBHAAD). To underscore how important social support is to our health, this year’s theme is “We’re in This Together.” The grassroots initiative was launched in 1999 to raise awareness about prevention, testing and treatment in a community disproportionately affected by HIV. Search the hashtag #NBHAAD… 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 »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »