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Faith Evans has survived hip-hop widowhood, industry ups and downs and drug rumors. Now she’s back, with a hot new album, The First Lady, and...
Take it outside—that’s what warm summer months seem to demand.
Although they’re at higher risk for infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, Africans are at lower risk for prostate...
What it is: A large, wedge-shaped organ in your upper-right abdomen, behind your ribs.
Spring and summer have always infused me with renewed energy.
You can’t get HIV from spit, but you can find out your HIV status from it.
Is a new drug called BiDil a lifesaver—or a new form of racial profiling?
The number of African-American lives that could be saved annually with better access to health care and fewer deaths from homicide...
Somjit Ball supported her mom through 12 years of recovery after a 20-year crack addiction. Now a program coordinator at Recovery Consultants...
Help a friend or family member stay out with these first steps.
Soon, folks with HIV may get all the meds they need—in a single pill.
You don’t have to skimp on calcium just because you’re lactose intolerant.
With gospel aerobics, you can keep the faith—and lose the poundsThese days, “going to church” does’t just mean walking with the Lord...
Father absence is an American crisis. But black families are having a rebirth.
In the black community, depression is likely to be dismissed as weakness or a failure of character.
Myths about HIV and treatment abound. How do people—especially those thinking about starting medication—sort fact from fiction?
Comedian J. Anthony Brown helps wake millions of listeners on The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Now he’s hipping viewers to diabetes on dLifeTV.
Peep our uncensored reviews of the latest fitness DVDs* Billy Blanks, BootCamp* MaDonna Grimes, African Beat-Latin Hear* Victoria Johnson, Car...
Yes, our culture celebrates curves, and if the cook ain’t fryin’ it, we’re not tryin’ it.
It’s true that most fast-food menus are chock-full of so-bad-but-so-yummy items. We checked out the nutritional info at three major chains.
We went to those in the know to answer your most intimate questions.
If you get them, a hysterectomy is not necessarily your only available option.
Evans’ personal trainer, Angie Denkins, a former member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, gives us the scoop on how the singer got her lean...
Yes, African Americans are at higher risk. But one key to treating (and beating) cancer is early diagnosis. Here’s the lowdown on when and how...
The number of African-American children who may be eligible for free programs like Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Plan, but are...
The average number of times per week that young black men eat fast food.