by Cynthia Gordy onMay 8, 2012
Sam Kass, Obama's healthy-food adviser, deflects criticism of his quest for healthier communities.
by Alice Randall onMay 8, 2012
In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Alice Randall says that black fat is different, culturally, from white fat. But she is determined to be the last overweight woman in her family.
May 7, 2012
Duke University researchers say that Americans will only get heavier over the next 20 years.
May 4, 2012
Join The Root and Dominique Dawes on May 12 in Landover, Md., for solutions and fun.
by Helena Andrews onMay 3, 2012
Single-Minded: This hair wrap takes away African-American women's last good excuse for avoiding the gym.
by Cynthia Gordy onMay 1, 2012
From menu changes to bike-friendly cities, The Root measures the outcomes of Michelle Obama's campaign.
May 1, 2012
This celebrity trainer says that black people need to put health before image and hair.
May 1, 2012
Beyoncé's song and the first lady's potato-sack-race win are among the highlights of the campaign.
April 27, 2012
This week on The Confab: Join Staff Writer Jenée Desmond-Harris as she chats with Assistant Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta and Senior Political Correspondent Cynthia Gordy about our black-obesity series, Brian McKnight's new X-rated song and more.
April 25, 2012
This weight-loss blogger, who has lost 160 pounds, says it's a myth that black women accept obesity.
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