Black Health:The Countless Epidemics that Plague the Black Community:
The final installment of the Black Health section focuses on the countless epidemics and how it effects the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. Why are Black people statistically at the bottom of so many health issues such as heart disease and prostate cancer?
2. Is our attitude towards our health generally positive or negative and why or why not?
3. What do you feel is the biggest health issue within the Black Community?
PBA to all Black folks….we are dying. Black peoples life expectancy is nearly 3 years less then Whites. But why is that? Why are we more likely to get cancer, or heart disease, or diabetes? I honestly do not understand some of these statistics. When I go to the gym, I see just as many of us there as I see of any other race. Everyone eats the same things all in all, and fast food, soda, snacks. So where does the separation come in? The honest answer may be right in front of us and as simple as this statement…maybe we can’t do the same things as others do. May be we have to do more to insure that we don’t become another negative health number. May be our lack of knowledge on health contributes to the destruction of the Black Community?
Please write in and response to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked. These question and more will be addressed during the discussion found on YouTube beginning on x/xx/20xx.