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What is ­­­­­sickle cell disease and why should I care about it?

What is ­­­­­sickle cell disease and why should I care about it?

Sep. 25 |                 Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious blood disease that produces pain, anemia, infections, and blood vessel blockages that can cause damage and death to organs downstream. Sickle cell disease...

15 years of Afropean Soul at the Dakota with Les Nubians

15 years of Afropean Soul at the Dakota with Les Nubians

Sep. 13 |     by Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer Les Nubians “My daughter surprised me with tickets to your show tonight. I used to play your albums for her when she was a girl,” confided an excited fan to Helene Foussart, one half of Les...

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community’

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community’

Jul. 24 | How the enslaved African was stripped of his humanity   I want to take a moment to remember with our readers how and when the African was forcefully brought to the Americas; it happened during the 1400s. This time in our existence on earth...

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Apr. 17 |         By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   Recent research from the University of Minnesota shows what women like Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra have known for decades: Cultural support during pregnancy has a positive impact on birth outcomes...
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