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New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC
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New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC

The number of New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV is down to historic lows and fell below 2,000 for the first time since annual HIV reporting began in 2001. According to the 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2018, down 11% from the 2,157 new […]

Prostate Cancer Foundation's 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx
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Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their 2019 New York Dinner at the Restaurant Daniel at 60 East 65th Street in New York City. Dinner at Daniel was an exquisite culinary experience with a special guest performance by Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and raised over $5 million. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed mystifying tricks for the guests. Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, Jamie […]

Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District
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Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District

Cyntoia Brown recently spoke with students of the Greenburgh Central School District (GCSD). Brown was convicted of murdering and robbing Johnny Michael Allen, who had bought her for sex. She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 51 years. The governor of Tennessee granted her clemency in 2017, reducing her sentence to […]

ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards
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ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards

Brooklyn-based ButterMEssentials honored at Caribbean Life Impact Awards on November 14, 2019 at Paradise Catering Hall in Brooklyn. ButterMEssentials recently opened its first physical location in Brooklyn at 688 Nostrand Ave. Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York 11221. City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. presided over ButterMEssentials Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brooklyn. “The opening of the first […]

Matthew Knowles: Executive Producer of Cancer Reality Show, "Eight Days"
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Matthew Knowles: Executive Producer of Cancer Reality Show, “Eight Days”

Matthew Knowles, record executive and talent manager, is best known as Beyoncé’s father and the manager of Destiny’s Child, is now the Executive Producer for the first ever Cancer TV reality show, Eight Days. Created by Charles Mattocks, an award-winning filmmaker and health advocate, Eight Days, a docuseries will air on  A+E’s FYI channel, premiering on January 4, 2020. “We’re […]

The Flu Can Kill You: "Get the Influenza Vaccine", Health Department Urges
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The Flu Can Kill You: “Get the Influenza Vaccine”, Health Department Urges

The NYC Health Department is reminding New Yorkers that everyone ages 6 months and older should get a seasonal flu vaccine. It is especially important for adults ages 50 and older, pregnant people, children ages 6 months to 5 years, and people with chronic diseases to be vaccinated.  “As New Yorkers, we look out for each other,” […]

"Kicked It In Heels" 7th Annual Gala
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“Kicked It In Heels” 7th Annual Gala

On Wednesday, October 16 at 7pm, Kicked it in Heels (KIIH) hosted their Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser which has become a marquee event that promotes breast cancer awareness while celebrating survivorship. For the 7th consecutive year, KIIH hosted a cocktail party designed to raise funds to eradicate healthcare disparities in breast cancer and to support survivor […]

County Executive Laura Curran Signs Legislator Josh Lafazan’s Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Ordinance at Ceremony
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County Executive Laura Curran Signs Legislator Josh Lafazan’s Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Ordinance at Ceremony

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed into law the Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Ordinance during a ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Initially introduced in July by Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury), the measure was approved by the full Nassau County Legislature on Sept. 23. “Food allergies […]

Makeup Guru Selected As One of Top Honorees for Upcoming Conference
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Makeup Guru Selected As One of Top Honorees for Upcoming Conference

Supa Cent The Crayon Case Founder selected as one of the top honorees for 2019 Unlock Your Dreams Conference, Expo and Awards Gala.  Supa Cent catapult to fame came last year when The Crayon Case pulled in a million dollars in just 90 minutes on Black Friday. She then was able to pull of another […]

NYC Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on Cannabis Use in NYC
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NYC Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on Cannabis Use in NYC

The Health Department today released its first comprehensive report on cannabis use and associated harms in New York City. Since 2009, cannabis use increased nationally but remained stable in New York City. In 2017, public high school students in the city reported lower levels of past-month cannabis consumption than youth nationally, with 16% in New […]

3 Ways To Protect Your Self-Worth
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3 Ways To Protect Your Self-Worth

Dr. Josh Wagner There is no end to all the things we have yet to do. There is no final goal. Any accomplishment is usually followed by another door opening another challenge. It’s inevitable. So you think you may have achieved your final goal—like getting engaged or married, or getting a coveted new job or […]

New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids
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New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids

When only 13 states in America require that sex education in school is medically accurate, something just doesn’t add up.  Sexually educated kids make for sexually responsible adults, and it’s already been proven that teaching kids about safe sex doesn’t make them more promiscuous; If anything, all it does is decrease their risk of accidental pregnancies and help […]

NYC Health Department Sounds the Alarm on E-Cigarette Use Among NYC Middle School Students
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NYC Health Department Sounds the Alarm on E-Cigarette Use Among NYC Middle School Students

The Health Department has released data on e-cigarette use of New York City public middle school students. In 2018, 1 in 15 public middle school students (about 13,000 students, or 6.7%) reported currently using e-cigarettes, defined as having used an e-cigarette in the previous 30 days. Current e-cigarette use was higher among older students: 9% […]

Black Spending On Health And Beauty Care Product Dollars Can Serve AS An Economic Boom For Our Community
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Black Spending On Health And Beauty Care Product Dollars Can Serve AS An Economic Boom For Our Community

It is no secret that African Americans spend a huge amount of money on Health and Beauty Products.  A recent article suggests that African Americans spend to the tune of $437 million in the ethnic hair and beauty market.  We need to reconsider areas such as these where we are spending a substantial amount of […]

Back to School Ad Campaign Reminds New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated
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Back to School Ad Campaign Reminds New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated

As parents and children prepare to go back to school, the Health Department is reminding New Yorkers about the importance of vaccines with a new ad campaign. The campaign “Don’t Hesitate. Vaccinate!” reminds parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated on time. The campaign will run online, in bus shelters, subways, and in local […]