Making the Business Case: Improving Health in African American Communities

[MUSIC PLAYING] 45 million African Americans; 76 percent Obese & Overweight Adults; 40 percent High Blood Pressure; 48 percent Smoke Cigarettes Local Leaders & Businesses can help make healthy living easier in African American communities. People of color in this community continue to be the ones with [the] highest degrees of diabetes, highest degrees of […]

How Trump has helped the African American community

Home Schooling in America: An African-American Family’s Cultural Decision

(rain falls) – When I tell people I’m homeschooled, ’cause that’s the first thing, oh, what school do you go to or what college are you in? You know, I’m homeschooled. Oh, how does that work? – It’s almost just regular school but, it’s basically in your house, and you’re in your pajamas, basically. – […]

America’s Children in Brief, 2016: A Closer Look at Key Indicators of Well-being by Race/Ethnicity

Slide 1: I’m Traci Cook, Public Health Analyst at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Forum Coordinator and Staff Director for the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. This webinar segment will take a glance at highlights of the Forum’s 2016 America’s Children Brief report, which focuses on selected […]

California Lawmakers Celebrate Juneteenth With Family History Event

In California’s State Capitol Lawmakers finished up a week-long celebration with a resolution honoring Juneteenth. That marks the end of slavery in the United States. “Juneteenth also affords us an opportunity to reflect on the long journey toward freedom for African Americans beginning with ending of slavery. As part of that celebration, members of the […]

New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity

Recently, there’s been enough prospective data from a lot of studies . . . that have suggested that blood pressure variation may actually be something more important than the level of pressure . . . in terms of causing cardiovascular problems. What we did was study, a group of normotensive women, using 24-hour ambulatory blood […]

What is Ethnicity?

Although the term ethnicity has some clear and consistent overlap with definitions of race, it also differs widely from it’s more physically/ phenotypically defined cousin. Because while race is often a topic of intense conversation, ethnicity can kind of feel like another thing on the long list of identity markers that’s confusing to pin down. […]

Afro Latina Nation | Identity and Ethnicity in America | Mini Doc | Black South Florida Latina

The Afro-Latin identity is characterized by social and self racial identity. Specifically, blacks of Hispanic descent are a reflection of a historical marker in the Americas today. But, what does it mean to be an Afro-Latina in America to those that identify and feel the connection to their Afro descent. I tell someone that I’m […]

My Original and Updated Ancestry DNA Results!

Lemme get my hair straight… [giggles] Hi YouTube! How are you all doing this fine day? That was awkward. [Static] Hey YouTube! Oh, my voice is so high-pitched! Okay. [clears throat] Hey everyone Thank you for stopping by my channel to check out this video Today, I’m bringing you a video about my ancestry test […]