“Black Don’t Crack” Does Not Mean That Black People Do Not Have to Wear Sunscreen. Here’s Why We Need to Protect Ourselves.
As appeared first in the Chicago Defender By Shera Strange There is a belief that the Melanin in Black skin naturally protects the skin from the sun and its UV rays, creating a barrier against the sun’s harmful effects, hence the saying “Black Don’t Crack.” On some level, this may be true. There have been conversations that Vitamin D and its lack thereof have played a role in surviving COVID -19 as it pertains to African Americans. One natural and cost-free way to get vitamin D is in the