News tagged with black men

Cancer Statistics 2014: Death rates continue to drop

The annual cancer statistics report from the American Cancer Society finds steady declines in cancer death rates for the past two decades add up to a 20 percent drop in the overall risk of dying from cancer over that time ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Services lacking for young gay black men

Physical, sexual and emotional abuse among young gay black men is a pervasive problem, yet there remains a lack of social services and resources available to help them, a Michigan State University scholar argues in a new ...

Sep 18, 2013
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Heart failure doesn't discriminate

Lifetime risk for heart failure is similar for blacks and whites and higher than expected for both groups—ranging from 20 to 45 percent—according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Apr 02, 2013
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Study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care

A study led by investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Nashville, Tenn., finds that black men with prostate cancer receive lower quality surgical care than white men. The racial differences persist even ...

Aug 23, 2012
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Black people

The term black people usually refers to a racial group of humans with a light brown to a black skin color and born with Afro textured hair, but it has also been used to categorize a number of diverse populations into one common group. Some definitions of the term include only people of relatively recent Sub Saharan African descent (see African diaspora). Among the members of this group, dark skin typically is accompanied by the expression of natural afro-hair texture. Other definitions of the term Black extend to any of the populations characterized by dark skin, a definition that also includes certain populations in Oceania, Southeast Asia., and the southern Middle East

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