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Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 
April 28, 2022
Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.   ... read more »
Say It Loud: I’m Vaxxed, and I’m Proud!
May 27, 2021
Are you worried about the long-term side effects of the vaccine? Are you afraid that it came out too soon for scientists to fully test? Are you worried that you’re going to have to get a booster a year from now? ... 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 »
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Report: COVID-19 Now is The Third Leading Cause of Death Among Black People
September 3, 2020
“In 2020, more Black Americans will die of COVID-19 than will succumb to diabetes, strokes, accidents, or pneumonia. In fact, COVID-19 is currently the third leading cause of death for African Americans,” concluded Trevon Logan, professor of economics at the Ohio State University and Bradley L. Hardy of the American University in Northwest, Washington D.C. Logan and Hardy are co-authors of a new report from the Brookings Institution, “The Hamilton Project, Racial Economic Inequality Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.” ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Appeals Court Ruling that a Provision of Obamacare is Unconstitutional
January 3, 2020
“I am deeply disappointed by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to support the Republicans in their relentless campaign to repeal Obamacare and strip away its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  This case is further evidence that Republicans will stop at nothing to strike down Obamacare and take away health coverage from millions of Americans. ... read more »
California Attempts to Revive Compassionate Cannabis Programs
January 3, 2020
For years, Richard Manning knew what he needed to cope with his physical pain, rage and PTSD — much of which he traced to a career-ending knee injury he suffered while on a domestic security detail with the Marines. ... read more »
Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78
October 24, 2019
Willie Brown established the bump-and-run style of defense the Raiders used for decades, provided the iconic play in Oakland’s first Super Bowl title, and impacted nearly every player who suited up for the team over the past half-century. ... read more »
Breaking News: Diahann Carroll Passes
October 4, 2019
Carroll’s daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer ... read more »
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Testing is Crucial to Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
September 19, 2019
Early Detection is Key to Recovery! ... read more »
Understanding the Causes and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
September 19, 2019
Early Detection is Key to Recovery ... read more »
Words of the Week – When Despair, Pain and Misery Come – Part II
September 11, 2019
After my father passed away, it was just my mother, sister and I living under one roof. He left a big hole, a weird space that was foreign and sometimes scary. ... read more »
Words of the Week – When Despair, Pain and Misery Come – Part I
September 4, 2019
I loved my father. My father’s name was Wilmer Wellington Carter and he was a true provider for our family. Dad was into getting wisdom and knowledge as he read a lot of books. ... read more »
Help Available for Los Angeles County Cigarette Smokers Wanting to Change Their Smoking Behavior
March 21, 2019
Do you ever wonder how many people in Los Angeles decided that New Year's Day would be the day of their last cigarette? How many made a resolution to stop smoking and again success eluded them?  To those who tried without success, you are certainly not alone.  ... read more »
Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry & Drew Hosts Conference For Cancer Survivors
February 21, 2019
The panel of prostate cancer survivors led a discussion of their personal cancer experiences and how family members can support them. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters to Receive NAACP  Chairman’s Award  
February 14, 2019
Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will present Congresswoman Waters with the award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30, 2019 live at 9pm/8c on TV One.  ... read more »

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