John Singleton's Family Urges Black Men to Get Blood Pressure Checks

In the wake ofJohn Singleton’s death, his family is urging Black men to get their blood pressure checked. “Like many African Americans, Singleton quietly struggled with hypertension,” his familysaid in a statement. “More than 40 percent of African American men and women have high blood pressure, which also develops earlier in life and is usually more severe. His family wants to share the message with all to please recognize the symptoms by going” 


Meanwhile, more tributes poured in for the legendary director. PresidentBarack Obama said, “His seminal work, ‘Boyz n the Hood,’ remains one of the most searing, loving portrayals of the challenges facing inner-city youth. He opened doors for filmmakers of color to tell powerful stories that have been too often ignored.” Meanwhile,Akosua Busia – best known for playing Nettie in “The Color Purple” – was married to John from 1996 to 1997. Referring to the 51-year-old as “my once was a husband,” the mother of his daughter,Hadar, said in an IG post, “Through [the] trials of life, you never raised your voice at me, nor I to you. That peace and warmth was there when Hadar and I held your hand once more before your body left.” 

Source:NBC News

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