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Breast cancer is an illness commonly found in African American women and some men. According to the American Cancer Society, women can start getting mammograms at age 40. At 45, they should be checked every year. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and is completed by a healthcare professional. Women don’t have to…

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Each year during the month of October we turn our focus to bringing awareness to breast cancer in women, but now with the news of Mathew Knowles‘ diagnosis, we are alarmed by the cases of breast cancer in Black men. Breast cancer is a disease that primarily affects women and occurs when cells in the…

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October was proclaimed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985. While the Susan G. Komen Foundation and several other national organizations have impacted our culture, the need remains for even more women to be encouraged to get mammograms on a regular basis, as early detection is the best prevention. The following celebrities have battled breast cancer,…

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World-renowned entrepreneur and motivational speaker Alma. G Davis is the visionary behind the Alma G. Davis Foundation, which serves to provide year-round programming helping domestic violence survivors attain employment and work maturity skills, financial security, and gain the necessary resources to transition to lives of independence. During adolescence, Davis was a victim of abuse. She set out…

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