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High Rates of Obesity Among Black Women

Photo credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images When you hear about the growing waistline of the United States, study after study, report after report, seems to place special focus on minority communities, particularly African Americans. According to the CDC: Nearly 60 percent of black women are obese Nearly 38 percent of black men 20 years and over are obese CDC studies also have shown that obesity rates can var ...

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Black women are taking care of business

Black women are taking care of business ...

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Mixed record on progress of Black women

Mixed record on progress of Black women ...

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Black women weigh in on Zimmerman’s impending divorce

Black American women took notice when George Zimmerman’s estranged wife, Shellie, filed for divorce. ...

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Does Tyler Perry hate Black women? One professor certainly seems to hate Tyler Perry

There are some who are starting to question Perry’s relationship with his primary target audience: African American women ...

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Black women see dramatic fall in incarceration rates

Incarceration rates fall for Black women ...

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Breast cancer takes heavier toll on Black women

Breast cancer takes heavier toll on Black women ...

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Black Women’s Roundtable

Black Women's Roundtable   Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women   at the Republican and Democratic Conventions   Black women discuss the power of the sister voter during the DNC. Pictured (L-R) Glynda C. Carr, Higher Heights for America; Rev. Leah Daughtry (at podium), On These Things; Hazel Dukes, NAACP; Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute; Melanie L. Campbell, NCBCP/Black ...

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Black women are greater than AIDS

Today, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, the Black AIDS Institute is highlighting the problem of HIV/AIDS infections among women, especially Black women, in the United States. ...

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Broward Health offers early breast cancer screening to uninsured and underinsured women

Broward Health has announced that it will continue its efforts to promote early detection of breast cancer by offering free mammograms and other breast health services for uninsured ...

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