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.
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.
Your state’s approach to ‘re-opening’ tells you whether they believe Black Lives Matter.
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…
The Empathy Gap: Coronavirus is hitting Black communities harder than anyone else. Of course it is.
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.
The Truth About Why There Aren’t Any Grocery Stores in the ‘Hood
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.
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…
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.
No, Chubby Mannequins Aren’t Selling a ‘Dangerous Lie,’ but Shitty Writers Certainly Are
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…
The Case of the Mysteriously Disappearing Black Women
There is no predictive marker—age, socioeconomic status, location—that can protect us… but why?
For some reason, there’s regularly—regularly—someone who “can no longer be silent” about the “disease” that’s “plaguing the black community.”
If we truly value human life the way we say we do, then we should find it abhorrent that people are forced to choose between dying and the expense of living.
Writer claims that “By baring all, Serena reinforces sexist view that what women look like is more important than their achievements.” I couldn’t disagree more.
Someone told me I shouldn’t talk politics because not all of my readers agree with me. This is my response.
If the entirety of the system, as it stands, relies solely on paying disenfranchised populations as little as possible, is this sustainable? More importantly, what kind of precedent does this set?
The Case for Sustainability: Healthier Planet, Healthier Communities, Healthier Economy — Part 1
A reluctance to protect the planet is very much tied into a reluctance to protect our economy, and the people who contribute to it. This series defines sustainability, and makes a case for why we need it.
“She gained like 55 pounds in 9 months […] she was like an ‘eating machine’ […] I guess she ate a lot of everything.”
We feel the need to say “black lives matter” because, when you treat a population with apathy and skepticism, you’re trying to tell them they DON’T.
A cartoonist pits First Lady Michelle Obama against Melania Trump, and I roll my eyes so hard that I can see the back of my skull.
Serena Williams is a powerful athlete, worthy of praise – instead, she is criticized for her “manliness,” accused of “doping,” and told to lose weight. Why?