Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

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You Can Now Send Your Kids to Black Friday 'Camp' While You Shop

Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year — is almost upon us, folks. (Yeah, yeah, we know: That came up fast.) No problem, though, because we’ve got the 411 on a very cool babysitting option for your kids, so you can empty that wallet unfettered, all through Thanksgiving week. Select Life Time gyms are offering full and […]

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Man’s tongue turned BLACK and became so swollen it blocked his airway

Gruesome pictures show how a man’s tongue turned BLACK and became so swollen it blocked his airway and made his heart stop twice The man was a haemophilia patient, meaning his blood couldn’t clot properly His tongue kept swelling uncontrollably and eventually blocked his airways When medics tried to put a breathing tube into his throat his heart stopped They […]

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23% of young black women now identify as bisexual

Since 1972, social scientists have studied the General Social Survey to chart the complexities of social change in the United States. The survey, which is conducted every couple years, asks respondents their attitudes on topics ranging from race relations to drug use. In 2008, the survey started including a question on sexual identity. As sociologists who study sexuality, we’ve noticed […]

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‘He’s not crazy. He’s hurting’: Suicides are rising for young black and Latino men in Texas

Hip-hop is therapy for Tye Harris. Tonight’s session is at the Granada Theater. He takes the stage in his red Adidas joggers and a jean jacket. He’s nervous, but he pulls the mic close to him. It’s time to channel T.Y.E, his alter ego and more confident side. The lights dim and his hip-hopera begins: “Something is unusual, with me […]

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Many Black Americans Live in Trauma Care ‘Deserts’

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 — Black neighborhoods in America’s three largest cities are much more likely to be located in a “trauma desert,” an area without immediate access to a designated trauma center, a new study finds. Census data for neighborhoods in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles revealed that neighborhoods made up of mostly black residents are more […]

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Black Food – Fashionable but unhealthy: beware of these dark-colored foods

Activated carbon: Black Food better avoid Burgers, pizzas, Smoothies: more and more food products are colored with active carbon black. Consumer advocates warn of the so-called Black Food. The consumption of such food can sometimes affect the health damage and the effect of drugs. Coal-black burgers and pizzas In the social media, a series of images of cabbage circulating on […]

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Consumer advocates warn that Black-colored food to avoid !

Activated carbon: Black Food better avoid Burgers, pizzas, Smoothies: more and more food products are colored with active carbon black. Consumer advocates warn of the so-called Black Food. The consumption of such food can sometimes affect the health damage and the effect of drugs. Coal-black burgers and pizzas In the social media, a series of images of cabbage circulating on […]

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Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes despite receiving similar treatment as white women

Even with equivalent treatments in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, black women had significantly higher breast cancer recurrence and increased overall mortality compared to white women in a large phase III clinical trial, TAILORx, according to data presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 4-8. “Our findings are consistent with prior studies indicating that […]

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