Mary Kidd-Davis, Stone Mountain: "Obesity is our number one threat [causing] major health problems such as hypertension, diabetes...Just about any [disease] you can relate to obesity, overeating and being overweight." Photo by Vincent Christie.
Winifred Smith, Powder Springs: "Obesity, mainly because, with the cooking, with the kids playing [video] games, with the parents being inactive, we've kind of brough about a society where we are not getting the exercise [or] nutrition we need." Photo by Vincent Christie.
Omavi Bailey, Atlanta: "The biggest health issue in the black community is a multi-factorial problem...and a lot of it is exacerbated by stress. Stress leads to a decreased immune system, which leads to all kinds of development of chronic diseases...Stress is major." Photo by Vincent Christie.