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#MakeHIVHistory, Black Panther, Danai Guria, Danai Guria interview, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Film, Health, Johnson & Johnson, Television, TheGrio Originals, Video, World AIDS Day -

  Danai Gurira may be best-known for playing Okoye, a fierce woman warrior in Black Panther but in real life, the actress’ plight to eradicate HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes is just as intense. She has been an advocate and activist since the beginning of her career and continues to inspire and educate others on the […]

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#TalkToTheBabies, #WordsMatterHIV toolkit, AIDS, David J. Johns, Health, HIV, HIV Awareness, NBJC, News, Video -

Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about ensuring that every child born is safe and supported in the process of figuring out who they are in the world that we have invited them into.  Here’s what I hope, in my heart, I will always communicate with any young person of color who […]

The post OPINION: Here’s how you can #TalkToTheBabies if they trust you enough to disclose their HIV status appeared first on theGrio.

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) — a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same-gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS ―is teaming up with radio personality, Angela Yee, on World AIDS Day (December 1st)  to help spread awareness and encourage Black people to […]

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While you were recovering from your Thanksgiving holiday feast on Friday, the White House quietly released an alarming Climate Change report detailing the severe effect of unchecked greenhouse emissions on American livelihoods, agriculture and economy.

The post Official White House climate change report released over holiday weekend proves Trump is a liar appeared first on theGrio.

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Benjamin Crump, Health, HIV, Lawsuit, LGBT, News -

A new federal lawsuit has been filed against Gilead Sciences alleging that the pharmaceutical giant of putting profits over people. According to the Jacksonville Free Press, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump believes the company is intentionally withholding a safer HIV drug from hundreds of thousands of patients — particularly those in marginalized groups including black and […]

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The Centers for Disease Control has an ominous warning for the nation this week: Please, for the love of god, do not consume romaine lettuce of any kind.

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We are now firmly in the holiday season—or, as I like to call it, “food-pocalypse,” because it is the suspension of all rationale. Specifically, each Halloween to New Year’s Eve is the time of year that I, like most, give up trying to be virtuous and succumb to the lure of holiday parties, happy hours and seemingly…

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Here are seven signs for those who aren't completely sure if they or a friend is suffering from the debilitating effects of PTSD and the steps to take for a more peaceful life.

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Black Women, Black Women and Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Health, Living, Video -

  October means many things: the real start of Fall, a nudge that the holidays are just around the corner and the year is headed toward the finish line. In October, we also see the reemergence of the pink ribbon, a reminder that breast cancer can affect anyone, and the fight to find new treatments […]

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#QueenSugar, #WorldMentalHealthDay, Black Men's Health, Culture Watch, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Health, Inspiration, Jump, Kanye West, Kofi Siriboe, Kofi Siriboe interview, Kofi Siriboe mental health, Mental Illness, News, Popular Culture, Queen Sugar, Television, TheGrio Originals, What The Fuck Is Mental Health?, World Mental Health Day -

Kofi Siriboe may be best-known for his role as a sexy, single father on Queen Sugar but the actor has a lot more to share with the world than his muscles. He recently wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a short film that addresses a subject our community is known to avoid–mental health. JUMP follows Ziggy, […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Kofi Siriboe on facing his own mental health and empowering others to do the same with ‘JUMP’ appeared first on theGrio.

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  The Trump administration is planning to take down the ObamaCare website for hours at a time during the open enrollment period, The Hill is reporting. The administration has argued that such downtime occurs regularly on the site and is designed to happen during slower periods. Critics have said it is an attempt to trip up coverage […]

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#Married2Med, Black Women and Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, breast cancer awareness, Contessa, Dr. Contessa, Dr. Contessa interview, Dr. COntessa surgery, Dr. Heavenly Mariah Huq, Dr. Jackie Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Entertainment, Health, Inspiration, Married to Medicine, risk reduction surgery, Television, TheGrio Originals, Toya Bush Harris -

Things got serious on Married To Medicine when Dr. Contessa went under the knife. The mother and physician elected to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, the disease that claimed the life of her mother. In an exclusive interview with TheGrio, she reveals what led her to the decision […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘Married To Medicine’ star, Dr. Contessa opens up about double mastectomy: “It was for my peace of mind” appeared first on theGrio.

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A controversial new billboard along a Dallas highway suggests black women should view abortion as self-care

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Nationwide — Falling Through the Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir (available online at www.enabletables.com) offers a poignant look at the challenges encountered by both parents and children as they cope […]

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African American, Cancer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Children, Health, Latino, Video -

  Cancer is a deadly and devastating disease, and it can be difficult to treat and survive no matter who you are. However, if you’re Black, your chances of death are much higher. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cancer death rate for African-Americans is 25 percent higher […]

The post CDC: Poverty, race factor into higher cancer death risk for black and Latino children appeared first on theGrio.

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The record is what the first heartbeat of a child sounds like. Nearly begging the listener to cry the moment Carlos Santana makes his presence known. His guitar is melting butter under the hot knife of lyrics best described as sacred. But it’s the choir, toward the end, that seals the deal: is … in […]

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Teledactyl Blockchain LLC, founded by Alan E. Bottorff and Dr. Seth Crapp, recently launched their health tech company & ICO at the 2018 National Medical Association Convention attended by hundreds […]

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Black Doctors, Black male health, Black Men, Black Men's Health, cardiovascular disease, Health, News -

Could increasing the number of black doctors across the nation help save the lives of Black men? A group of researchers who have set out to explore why Black males have the lowest life expectancy seem to think so. According to the health community, Black men are more likely to agree to preventative health care […]

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Dearborn, MI — Teoka Williams, an African American nurse has filed a lawsuit against her employer, Beaumont Hospital, claiming that she was discriminated against when the hospital decided to honor […]

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The online course, called “Choosing Nursing,” offers cheat sheets and readiness assessments for NCLEX exam preparation. Atlanta, GA — Choosing Nursing, an online program that prepares nurses in the U.S. […]

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Nationwide — The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) has partnered with more than 1,000 African American churches to raise prostate cancer education and awareness within their communities since 2009.Churches have […]

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San Francisco, CA — DeWayne Johnson, a former groundskeeper who is now terminally ill, recently won $289 million after jurors concluded that his cancer was caused by Monsanto’s popular weedkiller […]

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A California jury has awarded a terminally ill man more than $200 million after ruling that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma was at least partly due to using glyphosate, the primary ingredient in popular weed killer, Roundup.

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Buffalo, NY — Sherman Turner’s gripping memoir, Unforgettable ‘Memoir’: God Remember Me, describes his experience as an African American plumber who faced discrimination for hiring minorities. Upset by Turner’s actions, […]

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Cincinnati, OH — An 11-year old girl who was allegedly shoplifting at a local grocery store had a taser gun deployed on her by a Cincinnati police officer. The girl […]

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Black Girl Magic, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton, Health, Living, Melanin, Skin Cancer, skincare, Sunscreen, Top Stories, Video -

One of the biggest myths out there is that black folks don’t need to worry about the sun. While people with brown skin may not visibly or easily “burn” or need a tan, melanin of all shades needs protection, rejuvenation and general self care. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your skin is in […]

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RHOA's star NeNe Leaks announced on social media that her 63-year-old husband, Gregg Leaks has cancer

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Contamination, Featured, Food Recall, Health, Kroger, News, Pre-Cut Melons, Salmonella Bacteria, Video, Walmart -

After dozens of people have gotten sick across multiple states, Caito Foods LLC started to recall its fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medley products on Friday.

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Culture Watch, Haiti Relief, Health, Kay Lasante, Kay Lasante Clinic, Service and Activism, Small Forces -

With so many disasters affecting so many parts of the world, it’s often hard to feel like there’s a real way to help. The Kay Lasante Clinic in Haiti is an example of the impact that can be made in communities affected by hardship and tragedy and they’re making a real difference in the lives […]

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