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Black Women, Christina Rice, Depression, Live Well, Mental Health, Newsletter, OMNoire, Yoga -

Christina Rice created OMNoire as a platform to empower more women in the Black community to practice self-care.

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Black Women, Crime, Cross Post Now, Exclusives, Hispanic women, incarceration rates, Jail, Live Well, Nation, Newsletter, The Vera Institute of Justice, women -

Underserved women are affected the most, according to the study. Approximately two-thirds of women in jail identify with a minority group; 44 percent are Black, 15 percent Hispanic, and five percent are of other racial/ethnic backgrounds. Thirty six percent of women in jail identify as White.

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Black Women, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer, Cross Post Now, Live Well, Nation, Newsletter, Social Media, Twitter, Volunteer -

Thousands of women (and men) are banding together to share their stories and fight to find a cure for breast cancer. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, social media activists have sought to maintain a culture of awareness for the better -- and sometimes the worse.

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Black Women, Live Well, Mayo Clinic -

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, in 2011, African Americans were 1.5 times as likely to be obese as Non- Hispanic Whites. In particular, African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the U.S. – about four out of five African American […]

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Black Women, Breast Cancer, Dr. Janna Andrews, Kelly Price, Live Well, NewsOne Now, NewsOne Original, Roland Martin -

Roland Martin talks with Dr. Janna Andrews and singer Kelly Price about breast cancer’s impact on Black women. White women are more likely to get a diagnosis, but the disease is more likely to end in death for Black women — 41 percent more likely, according to the CDC, said Andrews. “When black women are getting […]

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Asthma, Black Women, Live Well, Racism -

A study released by Boston University researchers have linked the experience of racism to cases of adult-onset asthma in African-American women. The study, released by the school’s Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC), says Black women who experienced frequent instances of racism were more likely to develop the lung condition in their adult years when compared to […]

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Black Women, Breastfeeding, Live Well, NewsOne Original -

With all the talk about obesity and chronic disease in the African-American community, the surgeon general is out to educate Moms about an early preventive measure: breastfeeding. “By raising awareness, the success rate among Mothers who want to breastfeed can be greatly improved through active support from their families, their friends, and the community,” Surgeon […]

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Black Women, Hair, Live Well, Nation, NewsOne Original -

According to a new study published by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, scientists discovered that two out of every five Black women or 40 percent avoid exercise because of hairdo worries, reports Medscape News Today. SEE ALSO: Evelyn, Chad Reunite In Court To Have No-Contact Order Lifted Black women’s attitudes about their hair just […]

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Black Hair, Black Women, Live Well, Nation -

According to the United States surgeon general, Black women are harming their health avoiding physical activity because they’ve invested considerable amounts of time and money in their hair. Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, who is Black herself, knows the issues Black women have when it comes to “sweating out” their hair. “Oftentimes you get women saying, […]

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Black Achievement, Black Women, Live Well, Nation -


From ABCNews.com:

Taut abs and rippling muscles aren’t exactly the stuff grandmothers are known for. But then again neither are marathons and cell phones that play the theme to “Rocky.”

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Black Women, Herpes, Live Well, Nation, STDs -

Despite a recent article on The Root (and aggregated here on NewsOne) suggesting that recent reports of very high levels of herpes infection among Black women were inaccurate, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stands behind its findings. According to data gathered by the National Health and Nutrition Survey, 48% of African-American women are infected […]

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