People will ask me often why we need a Black Man Survival Guide. There are many reasons but a glaring one is that fact that black men run a much higher risk of illness and death compared to the rest of the US population. In many cases black men are 2 to 10 times as likely to fall victim to the same diseases that afflict their white counterparts. The following chart lists the top 10 killers of African American men along with the percentage of occurrence. This information was obtained from the latest available reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). I would venture to guess that the 2011 statistics are comparable if not worst.
Top 10 Causes of Death Among African American Males