Mind, Body & Spirit


 

Enough IS Enough: What’s in your S.H.O.E.?

Dr. Ray Charles openly shares how he overcame his own personal and professional struggles and outlines a method that takes readers on a journey of looking inward and authentically about themselves and what pebbles are hindering their success.

High-Intensity Workout and then Prayer

Females in Action, a Southern-style fitness program designed to make women stronger and develop friendships, aims to build women up through fitness, fellowship, and faith.

An Update on Maintaining Those New Year’s Resolutions

With us being several weeks into 2019, you might have already gotten slightly discouraged or fallen off track when it comes to the goals you’ve set for the year, so we thought it may be a good idea to revisit those resolutions with an update.

Dying While Black

The U.S. health care system can improve care for all patients at the end of life. However, this system still denies black patients the kinds of interventions that white patients often take for granted.

8 Ways to Pull Yourself Up When You’re Going through Hell

We don’t mean to lie, but when someone asks us how we’re doing, it is much easier to say that we are “fine” or “blessed” than to tell the whole truth. We are not always fine. Pull yourself up with one of these eight suggestions.

Get Fit with These Black-Owned Businesses

One of the top resolutions on everyone’s list is losing weight and getting in shape. Working out can be no fun at all, but over the last few years people have created dynamic fitness programs that are fun and effective.

Why Do So Many Kids Have ADHD?

Researchers, using federal survey data, note a significant increase in diagnosis and also find a rise in the rates among girls and people of color.

Black men more religious than whites, research shows

Historically, women tend to be the stalwarts when it comes to religion, while men attend religious services less often and are less likely to say their faith is very important to them. But a new analysis shows that black men defy this trend.

Faith communities offer a pathway to ending AIDS in Africa

(RNS) — Since the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, many communities of faith have supported millions of people living with HIV and kept future generations free from HIV through their prevention efforts. Their engagement on the front lines of health, especially in...

What the Movies Don’t Show You About the Psychiatric Unit

I remember repeatedly telling my friends I did not want to go to the psychiatric hospital for months. I was terrified and I did not want to be labeled as “crazy.” Every time someone asked if they should call the police, I said “no.” Who would? After attempting...

Beyond the Lights: Celebrities and Mental Illness

As the conversation of mental health and illness gradually comes to the forefront of national attention, the month of May is the perfect time to raise awareness. For some reason, we tend to stigmatize mental illness and do not see it as a “real” or life-threatening...

What Black Millennials Need to Know about Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is often associated with older women. However, young women are not exempt. Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease, many women still take their health for granted, particularly millennials....

The Kermit Gosnell Case: America on Trial

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the former operator of the Women’s Medical Society, is currently on trial for the deaths of four infants and a woman. What does his trial reveal about who we are as a country?

Black Churches Host Kidney Sunday

African-Americans are 13 percent of the US population, but represent 32 percent of kidney failure cases nationally. To combat this public health issue, black churches are hosting Kidney Sundays to raise awareness and highlight solutions to the problem.

When Politicians Want It Both Ways

At religion reporters meeting, surrogates for Obama and Romney seemed to want to woo faith voters, but limit reporters’ faith questions. Should faith be off-limits?

Obama v. Romney, Round 1

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off for their first debate tonight. What won’t they be talking about?

Real Girls in a Photoshopped World

A 14-year-old student’s protest against the unrealistic bodies of models in teen fashion magazines leads to a mini-revolution. But can it tamp down our culture’s obsession with idealized and overly sexual images in the media?

Is Black Church Culture Unhealthy?

OPINION: From the looks of the overweight bodies in the pews and the high-fat soul food meals in our church basements, it’s hard to escape the possibility that many of the practices and traditions of the black church may be killing us.

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Mystery Mood Disorder

Stigma and shame are common barriers to treatment for mental illness, especially in the Black community. Therapist LaTonya Mason Summers says this could be one reason Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mood disorder diagnosis remains a mystery.

Asian Americans Object to Pew Survey

Asian Americans are on the rise demographically, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. But some activists object, saying the community is not monolithic.

Listening to Immigrant Children

The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier discusses her new, award-nominated book, ‘Listen to the Children: Conversations with Immigrant Families.’