Just a few stats: African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the U . S . 4 out of 5 African American women are considered overweight or obese and we have to change this ! For our health ! For our children ! For our families ! African Americans are 1 . 4 times as likely to be obese as non- Hispanic whites . African American women are 60 percent more . . .