life expectancy

The rapper is the latest notable Black man to die at a relatively young age in recent years.

Black Americans are living a lot longer than they did in the past even though the life expectancy for Black people in the U.S. always falls below the national average. That still doesn’t quite tell the entire story as racial disparities in life expectancy persist.

Researchers found that Black Americans who have spent time behind bars were 65% more likely to die prematurely than their white counterparts.

It’s been over two weeks since Beyoncé released her surprise visual album Lemonade, and now, tennis star Serena Williams is sharing how she got involved in the project. “I have known the director since I was like nine years old. I know Beyoncé pretty well, so they were like, ‘We would love for you to be […]

Former WWE star Joanie Laurer, who was better known as Chyna, has died. Laurer was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday.

While the gap between life expectancy rates for African Americans and Whites still exists, it has narrowed over the last two decades, according to “Health, United States, 2011,” a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: At-Home HIV Test Gets Closer Between 2000 and 2009, life expectancy at […]