Climate Change is the Greatest Public Health Challenge of Our Time

Climate Change is the Greatest Public Health Challenge of Our Time

By Sunita Sohrabi | Ethnic Media Services NEW YORK — Climate change is a key social determinant of health, disproportionately impacting low-income communities and people of color. The numbers of heat-related deaths has been steadily rising, according to data from Health and Human Services. There were an estimated 1,602 heat-related deaths in 2021, 1,722 in 2022, […]

Black Woman: Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

Black Woman: Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

By Pearl Phillip March is Women’s Month. Yes, that’s correct! In many countries, March is observed as Women’s History Month or International Women’s Month. It’s a time dedicated to celebrating women’s many achievements and contributions throughout history and contemporary society. It’s also a time to raise awareness about gender equality and women’s rights issues. Many […]

Mike Tyson is Getting Back in the Ring at 58 – What Could Go Wrong?

Mike Tyson is Getting Back in the Ring at 58 – What Could Go Wrong?

Editorial credit: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com By Stephen Hughes | The Conversation If at 58, I were to agree to a boxing match with a person half my age, much alarm would be caused. My daughters would burst into tears, my partner would have strong words, and my students would have final confirmation that I […]

The Silent Killer: Heart Disease in Black Women

The Silent Killer: Heart Disease in Black Women

By Pearl Phillip February is recognized as Heart Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular health and promoting measures to prevent heart disease. Heart Health Month serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing cardiovascular wellness. By spreading awareness and empowering individuals to take proactive steps, the aim is to reduce the prevalence […]

Memory Loss: Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

Memory Loss: Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

By Linda Nwoke, Exclusive to New Black Voices Alzheimer’s disease is among the top seven in the United States with no cure, and despite the introduction of exciting treatments that slow its progression, the absence of a cure has remained a challenge. Generally, any form of memory loss affects an individual’s daily activities and is […]

Embracing Mental Wellness: January’s Call to Renewal and Reflection

Embracing Mental Wellness: January’s Call to Renewal and Reflection

By Pearl Phillip As 2023 ended and the clock struck midnight, we all welcomed the New Year 2024 celebrating in different ways. Many of us already had our New Year Resolutions in place. In the collective consciousness, January is often heralded as a month of fresh starts and new beginnings. As we bid farewell to […]

Holiday Health: Tips for a Merry and Healthy December

Holiday Health: Tips for a Merry and Healthy December

By Pearl Phillip Holiday season galore! December is filled with diverse cultural and religious celebrations that bring people together in a spirit of joy, reflection, and gratitude. From Christmas and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and the winter solstice, each holiday carries its traditions, customs, and significance, enriching the tapestry of human experience. As the year draws […]

Black Women and Gestational Diabetes

Black Women and Gestational Diabetes

Being a mom of color puts you at a higher risk. By Pearl Phillip Abeba, a resilient immigrant from Ghana, embarked on a journey filled with dreams and aspirations upon arriving in Brooklyn, New York. Abeba’s journey was overwhelmed with joy and anticipation when she learned she was pregnant. She eagerly embarked on the journey […]

Brooklyn Bakes First Three Legal Cannabis Licenses

Brooklyn Bakes First Three Legal Cannabis Licenses

A pet store owner is among the first to get a license following lifting of an injunction on weed sales in the borough. But most applicants are still waiting. BY GABRIEL POBLETE// TheCity.nyc New York’s cannabis regulators issued a flurry of new dispensary licenses Monday, including the first three to individuals who will operate in Brooklyn, […]

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