Tag Archives: Black

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri Plans to Amplify Black Voices After Shadow Banning Accusations

Instagram users called out the app earlier this month for blocking Black Lives Matter content. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri rolled out a plan to make sure black voices are heard on the app as a result. As a result of the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, there has been a surge in activism… Read More »

Black Canadians and Coronavirus COVID-19

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Black boxes: health warning or profit warning?

“Boxed warnings” or “black boxes” are the strictest FDA label warnings. They appear on cigarettes, fluoroquinolones (for tendon rupture), Lamictal (for SJS and TEN), Accutane (birth defects), and other products with well-known risks. The industry obviously dislikes black boxes since they reduce sales (though their lobbyists charge the boxes “confuse” and “unnecessarily alarm” patients). So… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

For Black Women, Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Cancer Risk

Plenty of women enjoy a good hair dye or chemical hair straightener, such as a relaxer. For Black women in particular, however, the regular use of such products may significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Cancer by researchers at the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences… Read More »

Time To Deliver: Putting an end to Black women dying in childbirth is easier than you think

The newly released 2019 March of Dimes Report Card finds that Black women are three to four times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications. (Adobe Stock) Giving birth to a baby is typically a celebratory event. New mothers are supported and surrounded by family and friends wishing the very best for… Read More »

New study prompts questions about diabetes and obesity within Black churches

Diabetes and obesity rates could possibly have a correlation with church-going among African Americans a new study suggests. The findings of the Duke University study released last month in the Journal of Religion and Health highlight two main conclusions: Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those who are Catholic… Read More »