*African Americans are hit hardest by debilitating strokes as a direct relation between heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses.  To ensure the black community avoids increasing  statistics, The American Heart Association has partnered with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (BMOA) to raise health awareness and promote initiatives that educate African Americans about stroke risk and warning signs.

On February 1, the pilot project launched in 14 cities throughout the country—including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston—and will involve African-American youth ages 11 to 18. (more…)