Share Your HBCUstory
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Share Your HBCUstory

HBCUstory, Inc., prides itself in preserving, presenting and promoting inspiring stories of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community’s past and present, for our future. Make Your Memories Matter | Share your HBCUstory with our audience. You don’t need to be a published author, HBCUstory is looking for varied expressions on the HBCU experience. Whether you … Continue reading

Black and Feeling Blue: Alternative Treatments for Depression
Health & Wellness / Xavier University of Louisiana

Black and Feeling Blue: Alternative Treatments for Depression

Depression is more than a night of filled with tears, tissue and ice cream in front of your favorite sad movie. Depression is common and serious illness. Now don’t confuse your occasional sadness or “feeling blue” with depression. These feelings are short lived and soon pass. Depression interferes with your daily life, and can cause … Continue reading

Think Pink & Purple
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Think Pink & Purple

E. Clare Stewart is graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies and Research. She currently serves as the Community Coordinator for the HBCU Wellness Project at Fisk University. Follow her on twitter at @EClareStewart. October brings us rich oranges, golden yellows, dark reds, soothing browns and all things pink. Throughout … Continue reading

Best Places To Buy Cheap Workout Clothes
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Best Places To Buy Cheap Workout Clothes

-The following feature was published July 25, 2012 on http://www.carolinejhingory.com.- A friend once shared she doesn’t like to exercise unless she has cute workout clothes. Many others have also shared cute-flattering-feminine exercise gear motivates them to workout. The clothing industry has taken note. I’ve seen workout pants in stores like Lucy and Lulemon for $40-$60. … Continue reading

Health & Wellness / Wellness Wednesdays / Xavier University of Louisiana

Childhood Obesity: It’s A Family Affair

In 2008, more than one-third of children and adolescents, nearly 23 million, were overweight or obese. Obesity rates have tripled over the past thirty years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of obese children ages 6-11 increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. A similar increase was … Continue reading

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The Top Five Reasons To Eat More Fruits and Veggies

 It is recommended individuals eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruit and vegetable consumption depends on age, gender, weight and activity level, to find out what is recommended for you, visit, Choose My Plate. 5. Vitamins and Minerals. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients designed to keep you healthy. … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Builds Children, Families and Communities

 Jamila H. Tyrrell, a Chicago native, is a loving wife and the proud mother of five children. She prides herself on being a professional volunteer. Tyrrell received her B.S. in Africana Studies from Tennessee State University and she will receive her MBA from the University of Phoenix in December 2012. Editor’s Note: Breastfeeding is promoted by healthcare providers, breastfeeding advocates and mothers … Continue reading

Five Health Tips For College Students
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Five Health Tips For College Students

Stressed. Hungry. Tired. Penniless. Yes, this is the plight of the typical college student and adopting a healthy lifestyle isn’t a priority. Remember, as you are sharpening your mind for the future, don’t leave your body behind. A healthy diet and exercise can help you perfom better as a student and improve your overall quality of life. … Continue reading

Health & Wellness / Wellness Wednesdays / Xavier University of Louisiana

Q & A with Kaleb “Coach KJ” Hill: Health Matters

Kaleb “Coach KJ” Hill is the CEO and founder of FitnessFleet, a health and wellness company. For more information, visit FitnessFleet online and on Twitter. Follow Kaleb at CoachKJMD2Be. HBCUstory: How did your personal fitness journey begin? Kaleb J. Hill: My family has a history of chronic illness and I was determined to exclude it from my legacy. At … Continue reading