By Megan Sayles AFRO Business Writer Report for America Corps Member [email protected] While the use and possession of cannabis remains illegal on a federal level, numerous states have legalized the drug for recreational and medical use. In 2013, Maryland authorized medical cannabis, and since then, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) has issued dispensary licenses […]
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By Rev. Kevin Wayne Johnson Suicide prevention is a subject that needs attention. Suicide is directly linked to depression and mental illness. It ranks as one of our nation’s top 10 societal ills. Many, many men, women, boys and girls are caught in the “me” generation and the steady advancements in technology contribute to behaviors […]
By Jessica Dortch AFRO News Editor There’s a saying that goes “if you want to hide something from a Black person, put it in a book.” That statement always bothered me because I couldn’t imagine life without literacy and the ability to absorb information that someone took the time to write down. Although I took […]
By Nicole D. Batey Special to the AFRO Read any books lately? Research has shown that reading has positive benefits on your mind. In Psychology Today, Christopher Bergland wrote, “Neuroscientists have discovered that reading a novel can improve brain function on a variety of levels. The recent study on the brain benefits of reading fiction […]
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By Black Health Matters As many places start to look forward to life after the first wave of the coronavirus, another type of illness could be about to follow in its wake. “We’re going to have many more mental health issues as time goes on,” said Dr. Rima Styra, a psychiatrist at Toronto’s University Health […]