Tag Archives: Black

Hard-to-Treat Hypertension Among Black Adults May Be Linked to Sleep Apnea

Black people are more likely to have hypertension than their white counterparts. Now, new findings published in the journal Circulation suggest that untreated sleep apnea that’s moderate or severe is associated with increased odds of resistant hypertension in African Americans, according to an article by American Heart Association News. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep… Read More »

Black AIDS Institute Names New Leader

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) recently announced its next president and chief executive officer at a star-studded event held at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Raniyah Copeland, a longtime staffer at the community agency, is set to lead the organization as it embarks on its next chapter, according to a BAI press… Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira wants to #MakeHIVHistory: “1,000 girls are infected every day”

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Danai Gurira may be best-known for playing Okoye, a fierce woman warrior in Black Panther but in real life, the actress’ plight to eradicate HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes is just as intense. She has been an advocate and activist since the beginning of her career and continues to inspire and… Read More »