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How beliefs impact obesity, for African American women


This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu.

Stephanie Pickett saw many patients with end-stage renal failure while working as a nurse at Duke University Medical Center in vascular radiology. A large portion of those patients were African American.

“It was very striking,” says…

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Intersection – The Lasting Impact and Struggle of Missouri’s African-American Women


In her book “Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis,” MU Professor Keona Ervin delves into the stories and the frontline activism of working-class black women in her native city of St. Louis. 

The period Ervin documents largely takes place in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s in pre-war and post-war St. Louis. In addition to staging factory walkouts and strikes, these activist women conducted the “cleaning, cooking, sorting, selling, weighing, sewing and riveting” that held their families and communities together. In return, their families, churches, political parties, and communities provided the network that supported and lifted their struggle and its achievements.

In this episode of Intersection, Ervin explains why she was atracted to these stories…

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Annual Tribute to African-American Women honors five


Five local and very accomplished ladies received honor and recognition for their service to the Texarkana area during the 24th annual Tribute to African-American Women Awards Banquet.

Like last year, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. hosted the event Saturday evening at Texarkana College’s Truman Arnold Student Center.

The honorees were LaMoya Burks, who received the Fannie Pettie Watts Award; Angela Marie Featherson, who received the Viola Tyler Goings Award; Yolanda Yzette Wise-Johnson, who received the Myrtle Tyler Faithful Award; Dorothy King Pace, who received the Pearl Anna Neal Award; and Angela Pickett-Murphy, who received the Arizona Cleaver Stemons Award.

Upon being presented with her award, Burks, from Texarkana, Texas, and the Wamba…

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Black History Month: Women you should know about



Black History Month, which we observe each February, celebrates African American history, as well as the black community's enrichment of our …
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Mercy Akide-Udoh: African legend calls for more games for Nigeria’s women


Mercy Akide-Udoh is currently coach of the Regent University women’s team in the United States

Former African Women’s footballer of the year, Mercy Akide-Udoh, says preparation must be a priority for Nigeria’s women’s team to avoid an early exit at this year’s Women’s World Cup.

The Super Falcons are scheduled to take part in the prestigious Cyprus Cup at the end of February and will then be at a training camp in Austria in the run-up to France 2019.

But Akide-Udoh, who starred as Nigeria reached the quarter-finals of the 1999 World Cup, says more fixtures must be arranged for the Falcons.

“To have a good tournament and avoid another…

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Why are African American women at greater risk?


FLINT (WJRT) (2/15/2019) – From the moment they said “I do,” Terry and Alicia Leonard-Lewis began planning their family.

He had a daughter and she had a son, but they wanted a child together.

Even though she was over the age of 30 she and her husband thought everything would be fine. They did not foresee the challenges ahead.

“We never really knew what the issue or the problem was,” Alicia Leonard-Lewis said. “Could it have been my age or the fact that I had been on the birth control Depo Provera, so long without a cycle.”

The couple experienced heartbreak after heartbreak — each worse than the…

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