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Keeping The Superwoman, Super

BY CHAR’NESE TURNER


Most women, black women in particular, take on the daily role of superwoman. Superwoman takes care of home, family, work, and everyone else before she tends to her own needs and sometimes she is so busy that she forgets to care for herself. Mental and physical neglect on behalf of the African American woman is one of the many reasons why obesity, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure are common killers of women in the African American community.