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Published Monday, March 12, 2012

Host Michel Martin takes a look at two guides for women of color to take charge of their health.


Published Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10th, 2012 is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national observance day focusing on taking action in raising awareness on how HIV is transmitted, how you can prevent HIV transmission, how to combat stigma associated with HIV, and how all of these factors are especially important in decreasing the HIV rates among women and girls.


Published Saturday, January 28, 2012

Often invisible in executive suites, black women must authorize our own empowerment and value. We are expected to succeed while encumbered by sexism, racism, exclusion and isolation. It is up to us to provide support to each other.


Published Monday, April 25, 2011
Huffington Post publishes Opinion/Editorial Written by Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, president and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, on the National Black Anti-Abortion Campaign "Creating a perfect storm of race, class, and gender-baiting in the midst of the abortion and health care debate, these ads imply that Black women are either ignorant dupes of more»

Published Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Specialfrom An interview with the researchersbehind a stunning new development in STD prevention. Plus, how it could changethe game for African-American women. Thisreport was provided to The Root by the Black AIDS Institute's media delegation to the AIDS 2010 conference in Vienna,Austria. The writer, Linda Villarosa, is a member of that more»

Published Monday, July 5, 2010
WOMA, an organization and movement dedicated to uplifting and supporting women fully engaged in their quest to embody their highest selves held their first annual awards ceremony held at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington DC. Click here to read more.

Published Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Part 3: What's EatingAfrican-American Women? A child with two obese parents hasan 80 percent risk of becoming overweight. Achild with two obese parents has an 80 percent risk of becoming overweight. (Lastof three parts.) Thechildren of Generation X are being called “Generation Triple XL,” as in an XXXLshirt size. Whereto place the blame? Some more»

Published Monday, June 28, 2010
Part 2: What's EatingAfrican-American Women? I knew what I really needed was whatpolite society calls 'professional help,' but was too ashamed to seek it. Iknew what I really needed was what polite society calls 'professional help,'but was too ashamed to seek it. (Secondof three parts.) Blackwomen and weight. Could there possibly be a thornier more»

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