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Florida A&M University Awarded $1.3 Million Cancer Research Grant

Four-year grant supports lung, pancreatic, prostate and breast cancer studies

Florida A&M University has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to help fund further research…

By Courtney Connley

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Link Between Early Baldness and Prostate Cancer for Black Men

University of Pennsylvania researches black men and prostate cancer.

The University of Pennsylvania is the first study to look only at African American men.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Cancer Death Rates Fall in the United States

The drop in cancer deaths began in the 1990s and continue on a downward spiral

Deaths from cancer continue to drop for American men and women from most racial and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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9 Things You Should Know About Mammograms

Get informed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Get informed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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To Beat Prostate Cancer, I Faced the Real Killer—Fear

The most important words in Warren Buffett’s prostate cancer announcement are “early stage.” Black men, get screened early and often.

The ability of prostate cancer to kill you depends largely on whether you allow fear…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Backtalk with Lalah Hathaway

Contemporary R&B vocalist Lalah Hathaway has created a catalog of music that spans more than…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Dr. Gause's mother, Dr. Suzette Sines, is also a dentist and traveled with him to organize the group of Haitian medical and dental students, as well as pediatricians and dentists, to screen 300 students.

Looking Back and Giving Back: How Entrepreneurs Use Profitable Skills for Philanthropy

Three professionals who use their talents to help communities

These professionals are using their talents and skills not just for profit but to give…

By Janell Hazelwood

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All I Want For Christmas is… Balance in My Life

The holidays bring out the best and worse in people but there is a middleground

Christmas is a time for family & friends but it can be a stressful period…

By Caroline Clarke

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Legal Scholar Derrick Bell Dead at 80

The first African-American dean of a non-historically Black law school dies

Derrick Bell, the first tenured Black professor at Harvard Law School, died Wednesday of carcinoid…

By Janel Martinez

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Destination: Happiness

You have more control over getting there than you think

A diagnosis of cervical cancer at the age of 25 changed Tamika Felder’s perception of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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MARVIN GAYE, 44:  A Motown legend and gifted songwriter, Gaye racked up an impressive musical catalogue of timeless hits records that ranged from political commentary to love ballads to poetic soul that touched millions of fans. Having several bouts with drugs and depression throughout the years, Gaye’s personal demons got the better of him when he and his father got into an altercation on April 1, 1984 that led to the legendary singer’s death from a fatal gunshot wound. Gaye died just one day shy of his 45th birthday.

15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's passing, we reminisce on other musical greats that were taken before their time

Amy Winehouse recently passed of mysterious causes in her London apartment, marking another example of…

By Anslem Samuel

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Could You Handle Losing Everything?

Finding inspiration and strength in the worst life has to offer

Author Iyanla Vanzant told Oprah Winfrey how she lost everything but still managed to find…

By Caroline Clarke

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Saying Goodbye to Barden

In the wake of Don Barden's passing, we remember the casino tycoon at his best and share his lasting words of wisdom

Casino tycoon and millionaire Don Barden passes away from cancer. Black Enterprise editor Alan Hughes…

By Alan Hughes

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This Week on Our World: Hollywood Star Blair Underwood

Also: the relationship between gays in America and the Black community; how a father and daughter each beat breast cancer.

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with…

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My Turn to Take the Stage

The magic of pow-wowing with like-minded women

At the Women of Power Summit, moderator Chana Garcia loved all the bold-faced names in…

By Chana Garcia

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Breast Cancer Survivors

A fathers diagnosis helps spare his daughters life and together they learn how knowing their familys medical history would save others

Arnaldo Silva gave his daughter Vanessa the gift of life twice, the second time by…

By Dale Coachman

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Ovarian Cancer Screening: The Elusive Goal

To save the lives of thousands of women, an effective means of early detection must be found

If ever there was a cancer in need of an effective screen, its ovarian cancer.…

By Kevin Holcomb

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Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts

The Facts
– Occurs in 1 in 72 women
– About 10% of ovarian cancer cases are…

By Shahdai Richardson

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When the Killer Is Not So Silent

Ovarian cancer was long thought to be asymptomatic and mostly a threat to older white women. One survivor learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a typical victim

For Chana Garcia, being healthy used to mean fitting in a lunchtime workout at the…

By Chana Garcia

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Cancer Deaths Decrease for Blacks but Disparities Persist

Report finds that some, not all, cancer screenings could prevent disease

Despite a reduction in cancer death rates, African Americans continue to be diagnosed at more…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Morehouse Doctor Talks Health Disparities, Prevention

Youth awareness, education vital in stopping spread of diseases

Many have joined the fight to prevent, treat, and study the spread of diseases affecting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Diligence in Detection

Summit to focus on prostate cancer awareness

The Prostate Health Education Network Inc. (PHEN), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Women’s Health Week

Obesity, dental disease, HIV/AIDS epidemic are major health issues for African American women

As National Women’s Health Week (May 11-17) kicked off, a lack of healthcare
insurance, inaccessibility to…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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