If medicine is solely going to be about the money, then it’s time people start losing their money when they commit injustices against Black people.
Erika Nicole Kendall
“Your body is perfectly yours, even if it ain’t perfect to anybody else. If you only knew the complexities your body possesses you would be so proud of it.”
Medical science has an abysmal track record with Black America. There simply isn’t any other way to put it. There’s the time when scientists deliberately watched Black men with syphilis suffer and denied them care as a means of testing the ramifications of the illness. But there’s more than that. So, so much more.
A couple of weeks ago, a popular Instagram account referenced me as a “body positive” woman of color. I very politely thanked them for the inclusion, and snuck back into…
Research is showing that diseases largely associated with approaching retirement age are being found well before we would normally expect. Conditions that are normally found in 50 and 60 year olds are being uncovered in younger and younger people.
Perhaps we need to consider that “incel” is, when looked at through a lens that doesn’t merely fixate on white men, a term that includes a lot of the behavior that we see displayed in our community every day.
All across the country, we’re watching communities go through the same thing we went through here in New York, people testing positive for coronavirus disease (or COVID-19), and then the…
Recipes are more than roots in a rich family tree still bearing fruit, they’re connection to the people who loved us. That’s more than food—that’s Soul Food.
It’s too easy to blame Black people’s rates of heart disease and diabetes for the high rate of COVID-19 related mortality. It’s so, so much deeper than that.
My experience with the COVID-19 disease, and why we need to take it as seriously as possible.
People will tell you any old self-hating nonsense about why there aren’t any good grocery stores in the hood. It’s time to learn the truth.
Celebrating the decades of work of Jessica B. Harris, a phenomenal author who chronicles the history of Black food culture.
There’s been this one thing that has been nagging at me ever since I first saw it, about a year ago: But a study published Tuesday in The Journal of…
Study: Hair care might be barrier to health for black women. Should doctors be talking to us about it?
We can barely get doctors to hear us when we talk about the pain from bones dangling from sockets, or other real and sincere health problems. Doctors are supposed to care about something like our hair?
Over the years, I’ve become conflicted in discussing celebrities. I didn’t want to feel like I was elevating—actively or passively—one kind of body type over another; and I didn’t want…
And there are people who will ask, “Well, can’t I just do that on my own, by myself, without surgery?” Of course you can. But if your doctor is scared for your health, and believes you are at severe risk, what decisions will you make, then? It’s certainly not for me to judge. However, there is cause for concern, here.
For weeks, I watched people across social media argue about whether a man was justified in cheating on his wife because she gained weight. Don’t worry—I’m not interested in talking…
On July 19th, 2009, A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss was born. Today, in 2019, it turns ten years old. Almost as old as my child!
Inside, are ten of my favorite examples of the intense and serious conversations that make A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss so wonderful.
So, many people say that a Black Ariel is somehow a marketing ploy. I agree! But guess what? So were decades of all-white Disney princesses.