Some black churches in the South have taken a dramatic step: banning fried chicken from their Sunday menus.
It is part of a broad effort to combat the persistent truth that blacks suffer from conditions like heart disease and diabetes at much higher rates than whites.
USA TODAY’s Deborah Berry visited an event in a Birmingham, Ala., church last week where the Alabama Baptist State Congress of Christian Education convened a training for community leaders on ways to bring better health care to people in church, in barbershops, and in neighborhood grocery stores. But participants said they are concerned that any roll back of the Affordable Care Act could make their jobs harder.
Berry joined us on USA TODAY’s Cup of Politics podcast to talk about the effort.
SOURCE: USA Today