African Americans are just 12% of the U.S. population but account for more than 50% of new HIV cases. >> Black women are 13% less likely to develop breast cancer than white women—but 33% more likely to die from it. >> One in 10 African Americans has diabetes—an excess of blood sugar that can lead to blindness, kidney failure and limb loss. >> 69% of black women are overweight. After age 28, black men become obese twice as fast as white men. >> African Americans are twice as likely to have a stroke as whites. >> Black men get prostate cancer 66% more often than white men—and they’re twice as likely to die from it. >> Blacks have the U.S.’s highest rates of hypertension—a type of high blood pressure that can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, stroke or loss of vision. >> Heart disease is the leading cause of death among African Americans, claiming more than 77,000 lives each year.