Lifestyle

Rethink That Daily Soda

By: Selena Hill

One can of sugary soda every day can heighten significantly a person’s risk of developing prediabetes, a new study finds. (Image: Max Pixel) A person who drinks a can of sugar-sweetened beverage a day has a 46 percent increased risk of developing prediabetes, said senior researcher Nicola McKeown, a scientist...

Music Business Couple Puts Musical Soul Food Fest on the Map

By: Bil Carpenter

Rejoice Musical Soul Food Radio Network CEO Mike Chandler has been working in every aspect of radio for over 30 years. His wife, April Washington Chandler, launched her career as a marketing manager for major record labels such as Warner Bros. and Sony Music in the 1990s. This dynamic duo...

High-Fashion Brand Unapologetically Appropriates #BlackLivesMatter

By: Selena Hill

The #BlackLivesMatter movement began in 2012 in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin and has since become a rallying cry heard around the world. While many celebrities, brands, and companies have shown support for BLM, many have criticized the exploitation of the movement for profit. For instance, in April,...

Blacks May Receive Different Advice on Statin Therapy

By: Selena Hill

We have a disproportionately high risk of cardiovascular disease, and statin treatment can be an effective tool in lowering the risk of plaque building up in the arteries. Statin guidelines from different organizations, however, can vary significantly, says a new paper published in JAMA Cardiology. Guidelines released by the American...

Meditation and Yoga Ease Breast Cancer Symptoms

By: Selena Hill

A breast cancer diagnosis and its subsequent treatment can come with a mix of symptoms that affect quality of life, including anxiety and depression. A new study finds using mind-body therapies, such as meditation or yoga, may help relieve these issues. “We have good evidence that [some] mind-body therapies—such as...

5 Ways to Help Keep Our Men Healthy

By: Selena Hill

(Image: Courtesy of the American Heart Association)   Prevention is the best medicine. In fact, many of the health issues men face are preventable and treatable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five leading causes of death among men are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries,...

Ne-Yo Discusses the Fine Line Between Tech and Entertainment

By: Selena Hill

In the wake of the backlash against Silicon Valley over the lack of diversity in the tech industry, several tech companies have made an effort to open doors to more people of color. For example, at this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF), Google hosted a panel discussion titled Decoding...

Alton Glass Debuts New Virtual Reality Film at American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

By: Selena Hill

(Image: www.alittlelovemovie.com)   Back in 2014, Alton Glass’ groundbreaking drama CRU made history at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Independent Film Awards when it took home a win in each category it was nominated for, including Best Film and Best Director. Three years later, the award-winning filmmaker returned to the annual festival to...

These Pictures of Black Fathers and Their Kids Will Melt Your Heart

By: Alisa Gumbs

For Father’s Day, one black-owned company is taking to social media to celebrate black fathers. Luxury men’s grooming company Bold Beardsmen, which sells balms, oils, and tools for beards, has rolled out a #BoldBlackDads campaign filled with positive—and touching—images of black fatherhood. Bold Beardsmen’s #BoldBlackDads campaign   BlackEnterprise.com spoke exclusively with...

The 18 Best Songs for a Father’s Day Playlist

By: Bil Carpenter

  It’s that time for the kids to make a breakfast of burnt toast and runny eggs for dear ole’ dad and serve it to him in bed. After the meal is consumed (or possibly hidden under the bed when the kids aren’t looking), Dad is presented with a homemade...

Nurse Alice: 5 Healthy Gifts for Dad

By: nursealice

Father’s Day is around the corner, are you ready to celebrate Dad? Of course, it falls in the month of June, which is Men’s Health Month, so all the more reason to get dad something special. We love our fathers and male role models. They are protectors and providers and...

Top WNBA Salaries vs. NBA Salaries: Who Earns More? [2017 Update]

By: Selena Hill

It’s no secret that the basketball players in the WNBA are grossly underpaid when compared to their male counterparts in the NBA, despite the fact that they are essentially doing the same job. Even the most skilled WNBA player makes just a fraction of what an NBA player who is benched...

Add This to the Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Worrying About Money

By: Alisa Gumbs

Pregnant women already have plenty of anxieties to keep them up at night: how will the delivery go, will they be a good mother. But new research is showing that they’re also worrying about money—and that it’s having an adverse effect on their baby’s health. Researchers at The Ohio State University...