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autism resources
Because early detection is key, Dr. Tisha Johnson of the Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities teaches us what to look out for – plus resources for families already dealing with a diagnosis.
uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are most common in Black women and can cause symptoms like heavy bleeding, painful cramps and urinary issues.
Noa's Wings
Noa’s Wings is a faux eyelash company named in honor of owner Chelsea Patterson’s daughter, who died before birth due to complications from Turner Syndrome.
Owner Chening Duker’s Ghanaian roots influence his commitment to a connection to food and local farmers.
Central City Integrated Health
This physician heads the ‘one-stop shop’ health care center committed to offering high-quality care to Detroit’s most vulnerable groups.
Family history
Obesity, diabetes and hypertension – all ailments that disproportionately affect the black community – have strong family ties.
Don Chaney
Chaney suffered undiagnosed for years until a test confirmed that he had Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy, a condition that almost exclusively affects Black men.
lung cancer
Lung cancer doesn’t only affect smokers, and Black Americans have high rates of late detection and misdiagnoses.
mental health
We’ve said goodbye to the longest year on record, but few of us have escaped unscathed. Mental illnesses have surged, and loneliness abounds. Still, as we look ahead to a new year, let us also resolve to work toward a strong mind and a new attitude.
While we’re trying to stay home as much as we can, health care shouldn’t be sacrificed, and telehealth options make keeping up with doctor’s appointments possible.
The seasonal flu and COVID-19 can present similar symptoms, and so protecting against the flu can help avoid confusion.

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