Higher COVID risk in Blacks due to elevated obesity, hypertension and diabetes

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in 2019, is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Since the spread of the virus, it has been well documented that the mortality risk for Blacks who contract COVID-19 is higher than other ethnic groups. A study led by […]

Legendary director, writer and producer John Singleton dies at 51

Legendary director, writer and producer John Singleton died Monday afternoon, April 29, 2019, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he’s been hospitalized since having a major stroke on April 17. He was 51. Singleton died a short time after his family made the “agonizing” decision earlier in the day to have his doctors […]

Heritage Café: A love story

When customers enter the Heritage Café at 1849 East 79th St. in Chicago, they are immediately embraced by the beauty, intelligence, warmth and passion of Black culture: the art on the walls, the books on the shelves, the music in the air, and the conversations between patrons. Proprietors Dion and Colette Tasker Steele have carefully […]

Follow-Up Study: High Blood Pressure Numbers Down, But Still Too High

Using data from two previous studies, the U.S. Public Health Service and CDC have released its follow-up study on high blood pressure. Using results from two National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), the death rate among adults ages 25-74 were compared on the follow-up study. The NHANES I study results were from participants between […]