12K Black Women From Harlem To Hawaii Support The Cancelation Of $50K In Student Loan Debt

“Cancel Student Debt: Build Black Women’s Futures” is the campaign theme for 1K Women Strong’s digital campaign to urge Black women to stand up. Continue Reading →


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Why Even The Threat Of A Twindemic Isn’t Swaying The Most Vulnerable, Black Women

Diane M. Ashton, MD, MPH

This year, the fall season is accompanied by an urgent warning from the CDC of an impending “twindemic” of coronavirus disease 2019 and influenza. Continue Reading →




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Op-Ed: For Black Women, The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Still Goes On

By C. Virginia Fields

Twenty-three years ago, right when I was running for my first term as Manhattan Borough President, the HIV/AIDS community reached two very different milestones in the fight against the epidemic. Continue Reading →


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Study Links Permanent Hair Dye And Straightening To Breast Cancer, Particularly Among Black Women

A new study from the National Institutes of Health finds that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer — and the risk is particularly high for black women. Continue Reading →


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