Community service organizations invested in men’s health will host Twitter chat events using the hashtag #brotherswhotweet.
The chats are meant to openly discuss the importance of mental, physical and sexual health with black men.
According to the event’s press release, “African American men are disproportionately affected by long standing and persistent health disparities. From heart disease, sexually transmitted infections to mental illness, Black males across their lifespan experience higher morbidity and mortality from a multitude of chronic conditions and diseases.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list HIV/AIDS, prostate cancer, heart disease, obesity and homicide as illnesses that claim more lives of black men than their white counterparts.
Project Brotherhood, Black Men Run, Afircan American Office of Gay Concerns, Brothers United, Center for Black Equity, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, Healthyblackmen.org, National AIDS Council and NAESM are expected to participate in the chat.
The series will take place online on Thursday June 19, 6:30pm-7:30pm EST, topic: Mental Health & Stress and Tuesday June 24, 6:30pm-7:30pm EST, topic: Fitness & Nutrition. Series organizers kicked off the event on Tuesday June 10 when they discussed sexual health in the context of black males.
Anyone can participate by searching and using the hashtag, #brotherswhotweet.
Health appears to be taboo in the black community when it comes to males. Kudos to these brothers for taking a proactive stance on preventing disease.
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