Health

African Americans are more likely than whites to die from asthma, cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Black babies are nine times more likely to die from common complications than white babies.

US Census Bureau, as reported on

AIDS

One out of every 16 black men will be diagnosed with HIV during his lifetime.

Commercial segment on “106 & Park,” BET * 6/3/2010

AIDS is the #1 killer of African American women, ages 25 to 34.

50% of all reported HIV cases in America are African Americans.

In Washington D.C., more than 80% of all reported AIDS cases are African Americans. With one in 20 residents infected, this is more than nine times the national average.

Two-thirds of the women diagnosed with AIDS in the US are black.

Blacks account for nearly half of the AIDS cases in America.

Many black churches have been criticized for their slow response in creating AIDS awareness.

US Census Bureau, as reported on “Black in America,” CNN * 7/23/08

HIV is rarely discussed in churches.

22 million people worldwide are known to have died from AIDS.

There are 42 million people living today who have been diagnosed positive with HIV. 72% of these cases are residents of Sub-Saharan Africa.

There are over 1 million known AIDS cases in America today.

It is projected that in the near future, more than 40% of AIDS cases will come from Ethiopia, China and Russia.

“The Lexi Show,” The Church Channel * 8/23/08

Homicide

Homicide is the #1 cause of death for black men in their teens through their thirties.

Every 30 minutes a murder is committed in America; 49% of the victims are black.

From 2006 to 2008, 93% of homicide victims in Baltimore were black.

US Census Bureau, as reported on “Black in America,” CNN * 7/23/08

 

In general, African Americans are nine times more likely to die from homicide than whites.

“News Flash around 106 and Park,” BET

 

Between the ages of 15 and 29, African American males are six times more likely to die from homicide than whites.

Bill Cosby on “Oprah” * 3/6/07
60% of black school children experience violence every year.

US Attorney General Eric Holder on “Nightline News”