Mind, Body & Spirit


 

The Simple and Hard Facts About Being a Healthy Black Person

Being healthy is pretty simple, but most people in the United States find it pretty hard. And for an African American, it’s over-the-top hard. Not only is the struggle of getting healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle embedded in the culture, but there are sometimes actual physical and financial obstacles to overall health.

Health is Wealth

Whether you need to cram in a visit to the health center in-between college classes or you are scheduling your very first mammogram, here’s a list of the exams you need by decade.

All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts for Boundless Living

In her book, “All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts For Boundless Living,” Morgan Harper Nichols not only expresses herself beautifully in both word and visual art, she offers a poetic balm to every person familiar with the sting of suffering.

The Black Church & HIV

World AIDS Day: A national network of faith leaders, religious institutions, and community members are committed to making change and ending the HIV epidemic in Black America.

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has increased access to coronavirus testing in the Philadelphia region, testing more than 10,000 people. The group’s mobile unit and pop-up testing sites also offer patients an opportunity to connect with African American health care providers.

Pink Ribbon Warriors

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women — and their most common cause of cancer death. Here are tips for reducing your risk and winning the fight.

Tired or stressed? Maybe it’s time for a digital detox

Cell phones and other digital devices can be a great way to keep up with the news and stay connected with friends and family, but using one excessively can increase your stress levels, negatively impact sleep and limit the amount of quality time you spend with your significant other.

Why Black Aging Matters, Too

Old. Chronically ill. Black. People who fit this description are more likely to die from COVID-19 than any other group in the country. Yet, older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts churn out studies about the coronavirus.

Modern Faith

Dr. Neichelle Guidry, currently the Dean of the Chapel and Director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College, shares her authentic and uplifting approach to ministry, the new season of her podcast Modern Faith, and the woman she admires most in the Bible.

What psychiatrists have to say about holiday blues

Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than “Deck the Halls”? You’re not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.

Stories of Suicide and the Faith Community

The idea of suicide is absolutely unthinkable to most. However, if you look at it through the eyes of someone in the darkness of depression, the anxiety of schizophrenia, the confusion of bi-polar disorder and so many others, many people may consider ending it all to have peace.

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.