Breast Cancer Awareness Month – What To Know

The October month is finally here! With the seasons and weather changing, let’s fully understand the awareness month that is taking place – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a very important time as we are able to recognize those who have been affected and those who battle with breast cancer everyday.

Soaring High for His Community Keeps ‘Superhero’ Williams Closer to His Mother Up Above

Yuri Williams, the founder of A Future Superhero and Friends, was inspired to create the nonprofit after he lost his mother, Lynda C. Hubbard, to cancer in 2009. He hosts toy and blood drives, helps bring forth supportive services to the unhoused and veterans and visits children with terminal illnesses–all while wearing a superhero costume.

Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 

Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.  

Say It Loud: I’m Vaxxed, and I’m Proud!

Are you worried about the long-term side effects of the vaccine? Are you afraid that it came out too soon for scientists to fully test? Are you worried that you’re going to have to get a booster a year from now?

Report: COVID-19 Now is The Third Leading Cause of Death Among Black People

“In 2020, more Black Americans will die of COVID-19 than will succumb to diabetes, strokes, accidents, or pneumonia. In fact, COVID-19 is currently the third leading cause of death for African Americans,” concluded Trevon Logan, professor of economics at the Ohio State University and Bradley L. Hardy of the American University in Northwest, Washington D.C. Logan and Hardy are co-authors of a new report from the Brookings Institution, “The Hamilton Project, Racial Economic Inequality Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.”

Rep. Waters Statement on the Appeals Court Ruling that a Provision of Obamacare is Unconstitutional

“I am deeply disappointed by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to support the Republicans in their relentless campaign to repeal Obamacare and strip away its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  This case is further evidence that Republicans will stop at nothing to strike down Obamacare and take away health coverage from millions of Americans.

Words of the Week – When Despair, Pain and Misery Come – Part II

After my father passed away, it was just my mother, sister and I living under one roof. He left a big hole, a weird space that was foreign and sometimes scary. I was the man of the house, still had a year-and-a-half of college to go and didn’t have my driver’s license yet (I’m a late bloomer when it comes to many of life’s milestones). At this time, I had a close relationship to my sister, Renell. Her name was Esther Renell Fenison, but most people knew and referred to her by her middle name (my mother’s middle name is