Celebrate Juneteenth With BLACK HEALTH MATTERS
Garden City Park, NY: In honor and recognition of Juneteenth this year, Square One wants to applaud our author Richard W. Walker, Jr., MD and his book Black Health Matters: The Vital Facts You Must Know to Protect Your Health and That of Your Loved Ones.
This book has been reviewed positively by Library Journal, who says that the book “is well supported, clearly presented, and helpful. Walker’s inclusion of historical context for Black health issues is key.”
Now based in Texas, Dr. Walker grew up in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. Much of his life as a physician has been devoted to helping his fellow Black Americans understand the many health problems especially common to the community—and how to avoid or better manage those conditions. Dr. Walker has already begun to share his experience and expertise with a variety of programs nationwide, and this will only continue as things move forward.
On this year’s 156th Juneteenth anniversary, it is also important to point out that Black Health Matters also presents several informative insets and historical timelines—all of which illustrate the harrowing health and healthcare journey of African Americans from slavery times to current day. As an independent health book publisher, Square One wants to help ensure that as many as possible are made aware of this troubling past history as present and future history continues to be shaped.
Black Health Matters ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0507-7) is available now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever else books are sold.