Tag Archives: Black

“Empire” Plot Adds HIV, PrEP and Two Black Men in Love

Actor Jussie Smollett of the hit TV series Empire has been pushing for an HIV-centric plotline for some time. This season, the topic of HIV finally gets the star treatment. Smollett’s character, the openly gay Jamal—son of less-than-accepting hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard)—is falling in love with Kai (Toby Onwumere), a journalist living with… Read More »

Black Caregivers Less Likely to Suffer From Depression

Caring for a loved one with cancer can be emotionally taxing. But Black caregivers are less likely to experience distress or depression than white caregivers, according to new findings presented at the 11th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Conference, reports AACR. Researchers enrolled 44 African-American and 46 white informal caregivers—family or friends as… Read More »