About Candice Marie Benbow

Candice Marie Benbow is theGrio’s daily lifestyle, education, and health writer. She’s also the author of Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who’ve Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @candicebenbow.

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Clearing season provides much-needed preparation and reflection before we embark on a summer of unabashed fun.
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March 8, 2022
Black women in the clergy have changed and continue to change the American religious landscape. Here are 10 to know.
In a world committed to diminishing Black people’s success, playing the game by our own rules is the only way to win.
As Black women experience violence at rates higher than other women, it’s time to seriously talk about the danger looking for love poses.
Peanuts Worldwide awarded $200,000 in endowments to Howard University and Hampton University and will provide mentoring opportunities.
March 1, 2022
Grounded in Black faith and Black history, these devotionals will deepen your faith and spirituality as you journey through the next 40 days.
While Black History Month 2022 focused on Black health and wellness, we must remain committed to our wholeness beyond these 28 days.
Streamed live on Facebook, the awards celebrated leaders fighting against educational racism and censorship.
As 80% of Black women will experience fibroids in their lifetime, an over-the-counter contraceptive may offer much-needed relief.
Disparities in healthcare and structural inequities leave African-Americans most vulnerable to excess deaths during pandemic.
Two-time suicide survivor Paige Gaines learned to thrive with bipolar disorder diagnosis. Now, she helps others do the same.
February 16, 2022
For many Black women, the journey to finding love and building a family is often non-linear and nontraditional.
The campaign features workouts lead by Ice-T and sees a return of the cereal’s cherished heart shaped oats.
The list is designed to increase the visibility of Black scientists and their work as well as inspire a new generation of Black scientists.
February 14, 2022
Black women shouldn’t be expected to rush to the aid of everyone in “need”-especially those who haven’t asked for our help.
Ahead of Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, these brothers’ easy-to-follow dishes would make any house party or dinner-for-two a perfect event.
Black women develop sarcoidosis and experience chronic and severe symptoms at rates higher than Whites and Black men.
Senior Citizens
During Black History Month, it’s time to have a conversation about the debilitating disease that impacts our memories.
February 8, 2022
As we continue Black History Month and approach Valentine’s Day, there’s no better time to strengthen your relationship with yourself.
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the CDC released a report about the impact of the virus on the African American community.