Megan Thee Stallion launches website with mental health resources

Meg Thee Stallion is back again empowering her fans, but this time through a website providing mental health resources. Her most recent album, Traumazine, is a project that expounds on deep disappointment, betrayal, anger, loss, and more. Megan has openly spoken out on her personal struggles with losing her parents, and parting ways with her […]

Fit Jam Weekend coordinator Dominique Jones plans to bring fun to exercising

Dominique Jones is the coordinator of Fit Jam Weekend. The ninth annual Fit Jam Weekend will be in Atlanta to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The weekend consists of social events, including A Night at The Trap Museum, Silent Sneaker Ball, Beats & Burgers with Slutty Vegan, and celebrity fitness classes from Sept. 30 […]

Reign operates the No. 1 organic sanitary napkin company in the country

Reign is the No. 1 family-owned and operated organic sanitary napkin company in the country. Reign’s mission is to raise awareness by informing teens and women globally about the potential toxicity of tampon use. Please let our audience know a little bit about you. My name is Demond Crump and I am a proud U.S. […]

Rita Tolbert and Telley Gadson are promoting health with ‘A Better You’ program

United Healthcare hosted its A Better You health and wellness education program in Atlanta on Sept. 10 to help African Americans ages 60 and above and other Medicare beneficiaries learn more about Medicare and their health care coverage options.  The next event will be on Sept. 17 in Houston. Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson joins A […]

Dr. Don Rowe discusses how the Black community can take care of their hearts

Don Rowe is a medical doctor and cardiology specialist. He performs heart catheterizations, transesophageal echocardiogram, cardioversions, echocardiography, vascular ultrasound interpretation, nuclear and non-nuclear stress test interpretation as well as consultative cardiology. Dr. Rowe spoke with rolling out about the causes heart of problems, how they affect the Black community, and best practices for taking care […]

How pageants are addressing mental health and fitness

Earlier this year we lost Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, who was a bright light in the pageant community and media industry. Unfortunately, she was battling high-functioning depression. The entire pageant community was deeply saddened by this sudden loss and has made it their mission to continue promoting healthy lifestyles and mental health awareness in […]

B.E.A.M. founder Yolo Akili shares how Black people can protect mental health

The Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective is a national training, movement-building and grant-making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and improved quality of life in Black and marginalized communities.  Yolo Akili, the founder of B.E.A.M, spoke with rolling out about his organization and tips for Black people looking to protect their mental […]

Compassionate Atlanta members want to help normalize the HIV conversation

Lamont Asazi and Leanne Rubenstein are a part of the nonprofit organization Compassionate Atlanta, as their goal is to build healthier, more connected, abundant and thriving communities. Compassionate Atlanta partnered with Gilead during their community conversation about HIV. What do you think people should know about HIV, and how can we have healthier conversations about […]

Megan Thee Stallion partners with local organization to support Black girls

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium is created by and for Black women to promote activism and philanthropy, in the hopes of positively impacting and making change in communities of cover, especially in the South. The organization kicked off its latest campaign in Atlanta on Aug. 20. Southern Black Girls+ was created in response to […]

Kandi Burruss and Dázon Dixon Diallo lead conversation about the HIV epidemic

On Aug. 17,  Gilead hosted an intimate conversation about sexual health at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The conversation included Grammy Award-winning singer Kandi Burruss and the founder of SisterLove Inc., Dázon Dixon Diallo. Aug. 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which focuses on encouraging conversations about the virus and reducing the stigma against  people suffering […]

Dázon Dixon Diallo discusses the HIV/AIDS Awareness Day community conversation

For Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Gilead is hosting an intimate conversation about sexual health and social justice on Aug. 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The conversation will include Grammy-award-winning singer Kandi Burruss and the founder of SisterLove Inc. Dázon Dixon Diallo. Diallo spoke with rolling out about […]

5 reasons to attend the Gilead HIV Awareness Day community conversation

For Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Gilead is hosting an intimate conversation about sexual health and social justice on Aug. 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The conversation will include Grammy-award-winning singer Kandi Burruss and the founder of SisterLove, Inc. Dázon Dixon Diallo. Here are five reasons why you […]

CEO Auntjuan Wiley celebrates AIDS Walk’s 11th anniversary

Auntjuan Wiley is the CEO of AIDS Walk South Dallas Inc. The mission of the organization is to empower all persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through prevention, advocacy, education, peer support, linkage to care, and emergency financial assistance. Wiley held the celebration of the organization’s 11th anniversary on June 25 and spoke with […]

Content creator Kalen Allen discusses taking part in new HIV campaign

Kalen Allen is a viral YouTuber and actor who has appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Allen was a part of the “Me in You, You in Me” campaign, which aimed to bring communities together to de-stigmatize, normalize, and catalyze open conversations around HIV prevention. Allen spoke with rolling out about his role in the […]

Studies show that chemical in Black hair products can increase cancer risk

A recent study indicates that hair and beauty products marketed to Black women contain toxic chemicals that are not only linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, but can also fuel the spread of cancer cells in Black women compared to those of White women. On June 13, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in […]

Attorney Corey Minor Smith shares strategies to help others with mental health

Corey Minor Smith is an attorney, author of the book #Driven, and founder of Corey Empowers and the Driven U Community. Smith, who experienced her mother deal with mental illness when she was young, has since been lending a helping hand to build awareness of mental health issues and what it means for individuals and particularly […]

If you recently bought strawberries, throw them out; here’s why

If you recently bought strawberries, you need to think twice about eating them. Health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in the United States and Canada that could possibly be linked to organic strawberries. Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that could cause liver disease and is caused by contaminated food or water. […]

Tomeka Cherry and Dr. Juan Lacayo discuss the impact of migraines

Tomeka Cherry is a social media influencer and travel enthusiast who has a history of suffering from migraine headaches that have disrupted her daily activities. Dr. Juan C. Lacayo is a board-certified neurologist trained in Georgia, who founded Alcovy Neurology in Atlanta in 2011. Dr. Lacayo treats patients with all types of neurological issues and […]

7 powerful mental health tips for Black people

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in the lives of Americans and celebrating those who are recovering from mental illness. The Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health reports that Black adults in the United States are more likely […]

Black women are still dying from childbirth in 2022; why?

Black women in Los Angeles County are four times more likely to die because of pregnancy and its complications than women of any other race. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Black mothers are dying from preventable causes at rates that continue to rise. With all the medical and technological advancements that […]