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Health, medicine, and medical research coverage from a Black perspective.

Creating cultural experiences and moments of joy in exchange for supporting Black transgender people provides an opportunity to build community. The new affiliate program offers access to high-quality gender-affirming wigs and tarot/astrology readings.  

"The plant will be an additional source of air pollution in a community of color that already has one of the highest rates of asthma hospitalizations in the state."

One of two states at the center of the national conversation on abortion access, Mississippi is home to a formidable group of organizers. Gathering ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the Mississippi Abortion Access Coalition provided some critical grounding for what's at stake in the state and across the country.  

According to a recent study by Science Magazine, black and brown folks on average take longer to fall asleep and wake up when compared to their white counterparts. These discrepancies lead to major health concerns like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Founded in 2019, For The Gworls has supported more than 300 requests for rental assistance and over 100 requests for medical funds. As of July 2021, the group has redistributed over $1.5 million in aid. Applications for support for affirmative surgery are expected to open in early 2022. 

Five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson spoke candidly with Gayle King for 'CBS Mornings' about his unforgettable HIV diagnosis revelation on November 7, 1991 and how telling his wife, Cookie Johnson, ended up being the hardest part of the whole ordeal. 

Rev. Jesse Jackson is recovering after taking a spill and cutting his head while meeting with student protesters at Howard University on Monday, according to his daughter.

Here’s how the COVID-19 vaccine was tested for efficacy and safety on children and how access to these shots could alter the impact of COVID-19 for American kids.

Speaking during a town hall with the American Academy of Pediatrics on Thursday, James D. Campbell, M.D., M.S., FAAP, a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, called the claim that the vaccine impacted fertility a "social media hoax." Campbell explained that someone hypothesized the vaccine could cause infertility, but there was no actual data or evidence to show a correlation.

According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, breast cancer cases declined 40 percent in the past 30 years. Despite medical advancements in treatment and screenings, significant disparities in mortality rates continue. 

Colin Powell's death from complications of COVID-19 draws attention to the disproportionate effect multiple myeloma -- the blood cancer he was battling before dying -- has on Black people. Here's what you need to know about the "silent killer in the Black community."

Fake vaccination cards are starting to circulate throughout the United States and a new black market is on the rise.