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This April 11-17, 2019 was the second annual Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). The movement takes place in National Minority Health Month and is designed to raise awareness about Black maternal health in the United States. Through online activities and in-person events, the Campaign uses human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks to amplify…

This was recently presented at a wellness event and we thought it would be good to share with the broader community. Good Afternoon!  It is wonderful to be here to talk about this important topic, during the 80th anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Women’s History month. In honor of the month I am…

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), about 80 percent of Black smokers prefer menthol cigarettes.  A study in 2013, found 9 out of 10 Black smokers pick menthol cigarettes. “Why do Black people love menthols so much?”  Comedian Dave Chappelle asked an actress playing a social worker during a sketch on his…

Many of us decided with the new year that we were going to lose weight, and exercise to be healthier.  That always sounds like a good idea, however; making it happen requires planning and hard work.  When we do something consistently for 30 days it become a habit.  That said, losing weight requires planned and…

In addition to being National Black History Month, February is also American Heart Month, a month to raise awareness about the impact of heart disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the Black community, and our high rates of hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, and obesity increase the risk. Fortunately, these conditions…

Heart disease continues to be one of the most common causes of death worldwide.  It is estimated that in the United States close to 85% of individuals over the age of 65 die from heart disease.  There is no question that the risk of heart disease increases with advancing age, but the risk factors are…

Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary with its first ever Gala featuring Jenifer Lewis.  Following the historical year for the health focused nonprofit organization, CBHC has planted seeds for success.  As the organization continues to move forward to achieve health equity in the Black Community of Colorado, in this article two pioneers…

Ingredients Split Pea Pesto: 1 cup dry green split peas 2 1/4 cups water , divided 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 to 2 cloves garlic , minced (to taste) 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 12 ounces jumbo pasta shells Marinara sauce, for serving Directions Combine…

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