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.
Erika Nicole Kendall
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.
I know I’m late on this, but I had to make sure that my kids (!!!) survived the end of the school year before I could seriously take a look
We now have a linear connection between addiction and profit. And excessive sugar is how they’re doing it.
This isn’t a post about weight loss—it’s really a post about mental health in disguise.
Two separate studies show that food affects mood in ways we rarely acknowledge. Is it time to change the way we think about food?
Commentary on the viral Huffington Post article about obesity and fat shaming in health care, and why fat-shaming doesn’t work.
Photo credit: Flicks / agecombahia I know that Beyonce’s quotes about her FUPA (fatty upper pubic area—yes I’m purposely calling it ‘pubic’ and not what you likely call it—also sometimes
The marshmallow test is a widely-circulated, super-simple study. Put a marshmallow in front of a child. Tell them that, if they can last fifteen minutes in the room with the