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Mothers In Action and Black Health Matters Host Mobile Screening Event
April 7, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, Mothers in Action partnered with Black Health Matters to provide mobile digital mammograms to the Los Angeles community. Screenings were distributed from 8:30 a.m. ... read more »
Check Your Breast
March 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released that Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. One in eight women born today will have breast cancer in their lifetime, however, many women still lack proper education on breast health.   ... read more »
Karen Jackson, Sisters Network Founder inspires others in new Book
November 12, 2020
Four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Jackson’s new book, In the Company of My Sisters: My Story, My Truth, speaks about her life dedicated to assisting other breast cancer survivors. She talked with the Defender about the book, Sisters Network Inc. and her motto in life. ... read more »
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Breast Cancer Awareness Still Up Front in Compton Despite COVID
October 29, 2020
The VIRTUAL walk began with a swag parade, in which almost 500 people lined up in cars ... read more »
Embracing Medical Science to Address Cancer’s Racial Disparities
October 22, 2020
Since my own cancer diagnosis and treatment, I have spent a good part of my life listening to and supporting Black women battling breast cancer. ... read more »
Early Detection is Key to Surviving Breast Cancer
October 8, 2020
Black women die from Breast Cancer at a higher rate than White women ... read more »
Pink Peppermint Project Hosts Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event  
October 7, 2020
An exciting day of wellness, self-healing, and education.   ... read more »
Addressing the Challenges in Breastfeeding: Advice Every Mom Should Know
August 8, 2019
With August recognized as National Breastfeeding Month, it is important for new moms to understand how to overcome common barriers to breastfeeding, and what to expect when preparing to breastfeed for the first time. ... read more »
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Breast Cancer is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women
July 19, 2019
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women, and an estimated 33,840 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019. An estimated 6,540 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among black women in 2019. ... read more »
Assemblywomen Autumn Burke and Marie Waldron Demand More Genetic Testing for Women with a High Risk of Ovarian and Breast Cancer
March 8, 2018
Assemblywomen Autumn Burke (D- Inglewood) and Marie Waldron (R- Escondido) have introduced AB 2342 ensuring that women who have not been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, but who could be considered high-risk are appropriately assessed and if necessary, receive genetic counseling and testing. ... read more »
Los Angeles Rams to Wear Throwbacks and Support “Crucial Catch” When They Host Seattle Seahawks On Sunday
October 8, 2017
Jordan Fisher to Perform National Anthem Former Rams Linebacker Chris Draft to Light Coliseum Torch ... read more »
Vanessa Bell Calloway Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Celebration of her own and other Survivor’s Breasts
October 2, 2017
The photo shows the eight-year cancer survivor, who made the extremely difficult decision to undergo a single mastectomy, barring it all, well almost, in hopes of inspiring other women and survivors this month. ... read more »
Breast Health Advocates Focus on Disparities among African American Women
May 24, 2017
African American women’s’ mortality rates are 41 percent higher than their counterparts ... read more »
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