Hillsborough County, Fla., has suspended four fire-rescue medics for refusing to give a black 30-year-old woman suffering stroke symptoms a ride in an ambulance.
1. If you haven’t done so already, you should probably go get you a colonoscopy. And yes, I realize that colonoscopies aren’t exactly iPhone chargers. You can’t just walk into a store and find one for 35 percent off on a discount rack. (And if you could, you’d need to run the fuck away from that deal. And that store.…
Doctor. Wife. Mother—of five. Entrepreneur. Food enthusiast. Event curator. Philanthropist. Lezli Levene Harvell wears so many hats, it’s exhausting just to consider what a typical day in her life must be like. Inevitably, the clichéd phrase “I don’t know how she does it” comes to mind.
The barbershop is about as multifunctional a space as they come: a place to get a lineup, a shave, or a cut and color; a place to unwind; a place to catch up on the news—and now, according to a new study, a place to cut your blood pressure.
Living tennis legend Serena Williams, in an op-ed essay penned for CNN, opened up about her life-threatening experience giving birth and called for readers to address racial inequities in maternal care.
The mother of the 22-year-old patient dumped in the street in subfreezing temperatures after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital has spoken out, saying that she wanted to clear the record about her daughter, whom she says has a mental illness diagnosis.
Even when removing race from the equation—you can’t and you shouldn’t, but let’s try for a moment anyway—Serena Williams’ story about having to convince her doctors that something life-threatening was potentially happening to her is absurd.
Maybe the Ghost of Christmas Past came to visit President Donald Trump to show him what a xenophobic, racist asshole he’s been since birth. And maybe that miserly, cynical fuck stick has had a change of heart, and by “change of heart” I mean an angioplasty of his senses to open them up to reason and sound thinking.
Donald Trump, saddled with a Congress that couldn’t repeal Obamacare, finally took matters into his own tiny hands yesterday. Unable to toss out the Affordable Care Act outright, Trump has instead opted to sabotage it.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, I engaged in a lighthearted game of two-on-two touch football with a couple of my closest friends and the 11-year-old son of one of them. We played to a tie (we were playing to 2). One of my friends is in phenomenal shape; he’s contemplating competing in USA Track & Field events. My other…
Another month, another GOP heath care bill, and another complete waste of time.
1. Black people
Early Friday morning, the seven-year effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare came to a thundering end—at least for now—when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came through and dropped that no vote down like:
Earlier this week, I wrote that by receiving government-funded health care to deal with his terminal brain cancer, and returning to D.C. to vote for a measure that would snatch benefits away from millions of people, John McCain — whose entire career is built on a maverick/hero narrative — exhibited a level of…
The line of Republican cowards attempting to curry favor with Donald Trump stretches out the door, around the building, down the block, through the next door overflow room, and extends up to space, where it circles around the moon like Dr Manhattan. There's sniveling turdface Ted Cruz, who, among other things, …
It is widely known that a lack of access to fresh, healthy foods can contribute to poor diets and higher levels of diet-related diseases. In the case of brain health, we know that everyone who has a brain is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with the greatest risk factors being aging and genetics.
Senate Republicans have delayed their plans to vote on their newest Trumpcare bill because they now realize what many knew when GOP leaders locked themselves into a room to craft this deadweight anchor of a bill: It’s trash.
After intense backlash over her comments about health care during the Miss USA pageant, newly crowned nuclear chemist Kara McCullough went on Good Morning America to “clarify” her controversial comments afterward, now insisting that health care “should be a right” for all.
For the second consecutive year, Miss District of Columbia, a black woman and HBCU graduate, has been crowned Miss USA. Outgoing 2016 Miss USA Deshauna Barber crowned her fellow Washington, D.C., resident, Kára McCullough, 25, Sunday night in Las Vegas.
The statistics are well-known. African Americans bear the heaviest burden of HIV infection of all racial or ethnic groups in the United States, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the burden of this disease is carried squarely on the shoulders of African-American women. Their rates of new HIV…