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She Matters: It's time to stop giving hard-earned dollars to celebrities who disrespect their fans.
by Maya Rockeymoore onJanuary 23, 2013
Maya Rockeymoore argues in a piece for the Huffington Post that it's in our collective best interest to tune out the singer's Pepsi endorsement, for the sake of health and that of our children.
by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey onNovember 2, 2012
Writing at The Root DC, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, warns of the epidemic's impact now and in 2030.
October 11, 2012
The city's approach has managed to reduce rates of obesity among schoolchildren, with impressive results among African-American boys.
September 26, 2012
Forget the phrase "big-boned" and focus on daily fuel goals, says the Biggest Loser winner.
August 13, 2012
Uncover the best tips for living healthy in America's largest metropolitan areas.
July 5, 2012
A Boston University study looked at this phenomenon for the first time among women who identify as African American.
June 25, 2012
We spoke to Dr. Olajide Williams, who uses rap music to combat obesity among African Americans.
June 5, 2012
In today's link roundup: A new study on African-American teens and obesity. Plus: Grace Jones Hula-Hoops for the queen of England.
by Cynthia Gordy onMay 8, 2012
Sam Kass, Obama's healthy-food adviser, deflects criticism of his quest for healthier communities.
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