Black Health Matters Takes Its Celebrated Health Series to the Gateway City

“Elevating Patient and Community Voices for Better Outcomes”

Black Health Matters (BHM) is bringing its nationally recognized health summit series to the city of Newark, NJ for the very first time. Now in its second decade of delivering vital health education to Black Americans, BHM creates dynamic, interactive events where attendees can get their health questions answered and get access to leading wellness experts.

On May 20th, 2023, the Black Health Matters Spring Health Summit & Expo will take place at the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology, 498-544 W. Market St., Newark, NJ 07107, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST. This event is free and open to the public, who can attend either in-person or virtually. The day is dedicated to inspiring attendees to be the “CEOs of their health” and features educational panels, workshops, music, fitness sessions, and free health screenings and immunizations. This event connects medical clinicians, specialists in health, wellness and chronic illness, and celebrity guests who are enthusiastic about bringing health awareness to the community. Attendees will be offered complimentary breakfast and lunch, and FREE giveaways and prizes will be distributed throughout the day. To register go to

What: The Black Health Matters Spring Health Summit & Expo

Who: The stellar roster of hosts, presenters and panelists includes: Malik Yoba, Actor, Activist, Founder, Yoba Development and Summit Co-Host; Rolonda Watts, Actress, Producer, Award-Winning Journalist and Summit Co-Host; Dupre’ Kelly, City Councilman, West Ward, Newark NJ, Hip Hop Icon and Summit Advisory Board President; Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr, 10th District of New Jersey; Elijah Westbrook, Emmy-Award Winning Reporter, CBS2News New York and Summit Moderator; and DaShaun Johnson, aka “The Guru of Abs”, Fitness Expert. Debra Fraser-Howze, Founder and CEO of Choose Healthy Life, will be presented with the BHM Champion Advocate Award, and Akbar H. Cook, Westside High School Principal and Amazon Best Selling Author, will be presented with the BHM Champion Impact Award.

When: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

The Summit opens at 8:30 AM EST and the educational sessions and activities will continue throughout the day. To view the schedule and register, visit

Where: Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology, 498-544 W. Market St., Newark, NJ 07107

### Black Health Matters. Black Health Matters (BHM) is the nation’s foremost health, wellness and chronic disease interactive digital platform dedicated to improving health outcomes among African Americans. Its content is shared through its active social channels and weekly newsletters. Launched in 2012 and rooted in Black communities, its mission is to improve health literacy, which includes addressing health care, health policy, health equity, and health disparities for positive outcomes. Founder Roslyn Young Daniels serves as BHM’s President and CEO.