On Health | Regina Benjamin, Xavier University of Louisiana ’79
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On Health | Regina Benjamin, Xavier University of Louisiana ’79

Health is where we live, where we learn, where we work, where we play and where we pray. Health is in everything we do. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA 18th U.S. Surgeon General, Physician, Endowed Chair In Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. Continue reading

Lessons In Leadership | HBCUs + Black Fraternities and Sororities
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Lessons In Leadership | HBCUs + Black Fraternities and Sororities

Originally published in HBCU Digest magazine, June 2014. It is virtually impossible to think about the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) without thinking about the place of Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLOs) on many, if not most, of their campuses. Dubbed the “Divine Nine,” after the nine-member National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC), … Continue reading

Black and Feeling Blue: Alternative Treatments for Depression
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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

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10 Things Every Child Should Know About HBCUs

1) HBCU is an acronym for (H) istorically (B) lack (C) ollege and (U) niversity. Famous people who graduated from HBCUs are Booker T. Washington (Hampton University), Dr. Martin Luther King (Morehouse College), Keisha Knight Pulliam (Spelman College), Common (Florida A&M University), Anika Noni Rose (Florida A&M University), Mathew Knowles (Fisk University), Spike Lee (Morehouse … Continue reading

An Audacious Legacy: Howard’s Michelle Janaye #MyHBCUMyStory
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An Audacious Legacy: Howard’s Michelle Janaye #MyHBCUMyStory

leg·a·cy [leg-uh-see] noun, plural leg·a·cies. 1. anything handed down from the past to the present, as from an ancestor to predecessor. When I consider the legacy left to me by history’s most prominent HBCU students, alumni and professors, I find that it is their commitment to revolution that inspires me the most. I marvel at … 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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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