Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 1

 Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 1

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By: Ms. K

 

 

It is the lack of acceptance within the African American community that allows colorism to still exists. It is hard to make people realize that their beauty comes from knowing their own self worth. The moment people in the African American community can eliminate the term “light skin” vs. “dark skin” well be the moment colorism will end officially. Continue reading “Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 1”

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Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014

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By: Ms. K

Come celebrate Earth Day 2014! Saving our planet is very important we don’t want our future generation to live on a dump instead we want them to have a place where they can flourish and grow.

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STD Awareness Month

STD Awareness Month

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By: Ms. K

April is the annual awareness for STD . It’s very important that we practice safe sex. Even if your in a long term committed relationship make sure you get annually tested. I can still remember my freshman year in college almost 9 yrs ago. I can remember  going to a meeting and the health office talking about practicing safe sex. At that point I was not having sex so I was listening, but not listening at the same time. When the nurse informed us that you can’t judge a book by its cover you never know if  a person is affected or not affected. Make sure you wrap up! Continue reading “STD Awareness Month”

National Healthcare Decision Day

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By: Ms. J

Today is the 7th annual National Healthcare Decision Day. This day is to “inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning.” (Nhdd). As much as most of us like to live in the moment and not think about the future, knowing and communicating your wishes should you be unable to, is very important. What I am talking about is planning for healthcare in advance. Should you become terminally ill, mentally disabled, aged or more, being able to express your wishes during a tough time eliminates conflict between family members, health professionals and even the government. Take for instance recent highly publicized cases such as Marlise Munoz, where her family sought to take the pregnant brain-dead Texas woman off the ventilator, or the tragic brain death of 13-year-old Jahi McMath whose mother believes that she is not a corpse. In these cases, many have advocated for either keeping them on or off life support with many reasonable explainations, however due to the fact that there was not an Advanced Directive the person cannot communicate their wishes.

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National Financial Capability Month

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 By: Ms. J

April is National Financial Capability Month. Proclaimed in 2012 by President Obama, he wanted to address the issue of American financial capability and debt. “During National Financial Capability Month, we recommit to ensuring everyone has access to the information and tools that empower them to operate safely and smartly in the marketplace.” (Obama, 2012). In order for the economy to strengthen, the people must be financially stable and secure. Take time to review your financial status and take ownership of it by becoming responsible for your past and present financial behavior.

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Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

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By: Ms. J

It’s a new month, with new issues that women should be aware of. One of which is Eye Health. Often times as women, we have to take care of the household, significant other, family, friends and more that we often forget ourselves. It is important to remember yourself because if you don’t, no one will until it’s too late. Skipping appointments or not conducting annual checkups increases our risks of suffering from diseases that can easily be treated if caught in the early stages.

 

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