Posts in category "Women's Health"

“I'm 41-years-old and I really don’t know who I am.” 

“I'm 41-years-old and I really don’t know who I am.” 
By Nicole Harding I spoke to a group of women at a fun heath conference/expo Saturday and asked them a very simple question…. Who are you? Right now, in this moment, who are you? There were many answers that you may expect: I’m a mom. I am a wife. A sister. A mentor. A daughter.... Read more »

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease
  How many of us wake up each day fully healthy with no medical worries? If there are worries, wouldn’t you want someone to help if they could? In honor of women’s history month, we wanted to shed light on an illness that affects many, especially African American women. Bone marrow is considered the flexible... Read more »

Yvette's Story: The Hustle Nearly Killed Me

Yvette's Story: The Hustle Nearly Killed Me
Yvette Kendall has reportedly “created more than 30 patent-pending products that span several industries, ranging from scientific and technical to recreational, including mobile applications, a new type of coffee beverage, pure water product and a DUI simple proof product.” Yvette’s road to success as a female Black inventor has been hard and treacherous, and the... Read more »
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Nakita Tells: "How a Sneaky Disease Destroyed My Marriage"

Nakita Tells: "How a Sneaky Disease Destroyed My Marriage"
By Nakita Nicci May is Lupus Awareness month; let me explain my most difficult obstacle of dealing with this mysterious disease to date. Fact: According to the Lupus Foundation of America, more than 60% of people who suffer from Lupus will experience some type of memory problem such as recalling names, dates, appointments and balancing... Read more »

Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You

Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You
By Shemeka Michelle Last month, one of my best friends was diagnosed with Stress Cardiomyopathy, aka Broken Heart Syndrome. Hearing that her heart was failing was puzzling to me, to say the least. Last week we lost a family friend suddenly to what has been assumed to be a heart attack. She was only 50-years-old,... Read more »

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage
“I Had To Fight For Every Inch” by Vunzai Yeazel In 2008 in my late 20’s, I went for a regular annual visit and was informed that I had three small fibroids developing. So when I thought I met the man of my dreams in 2010 and got married, I always knew I had some things... Read more »
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Black Women Aren't Supposed to Suffer From This--but I Did

Black Women Aren't Supposed to Suffer From This--but I Did
By A Comeaux There are many things many of us women take for granted. Some of us don’t take heed of what we have taken for granted until something drastic happens, that is, until our world is shaken upside down and life as we know it is no longer the same. I’m one of those... Read more »

Photos: A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness!

A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness, presented by Anointed Wives Ministry and Wife Kouture, was an exciting exchange of health facts, food, and fellowship.  The event took place Sunday evening at the Jacob’s Well Church in Evergreen Park Illinois. Guests enjoyed fresh smoothies, vegan cuisine, and healthy snacks as the Q&A topics covered exercise,... Read more »

My Abortion and What Happened Next

My Abortion and What Happened Next
The Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice controversy may never end.  Because I’m a product of rape and very thankful my mom didn’t have an abortion, I consider myself a Pro-Choice Pro-Lifer. Women should have the option to do what they believe is BEST for THEM. Some people would argue that it should be the decision of both... Read more »
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Photos: Six Brown Chicks on the Road to Essence!

SBC Correspondents at the Maryland event.
The Six Brown Chicks and official SBC correspondents joined the Road to Essence Festival as panelists in the 4-city national tour that launched on April 26th in Atlanta and closed yesterday in Maryland. The Road to Essence Festival was a collection of four mini-festivals that paid tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival.... Read more »