By: Dr. Jeffery C. Whittle
The Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, aka ALL OF US was created in 2015 under President Barack Obama. An endowment of $130 was pledged to this medical research and anticipated advances in individualized medical breakthroughs. It is also expected to fuel new modes of prevention, treatment, and care. ALL OF US is administered by the National Institutes of Health. Participation is free. All are welcome. Recruitment is designed to include all of the cultures.
“I’m deeply concerned about the racial and health disparities that exist in our nation, especially as regards breast and cervical cancer,” explained Dawn Shelton-Williams, MSW, LCSW. Her background working as a certified social worker trained in crisis intervention, case management, etc., strengthened her specialized skills developed as a result of 30 years in human services.
By: Shirley Clark-McClure
Jane Georgia Ann Greer-Clark, my mother, was the greatest influence in my life. From my birth to her death, I had the luxury of her constant encouragement and example.
By: Victoria Jackson
On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, I decided to give my good friend of 30 years a phone call to see how she was doing. We chit-chatted a bit, and she suggested that I submit a story about my godmother, who lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from her early 20s until she passed away in July of 2018 at the age of 71. Her name is Lois Marie Hodges.
Accompanied by my sister, we drove 15 miles to Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, WI. I was attended to right way, which included, among other things, a CT scan of my chest and abdomen. Within one hour, the Emergency Room Physician returned to my room, sharing abruptly, “I have bad news for you!!! You have Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer!”
I wanted to sing so badly because everyone in my family could sing, especially my father, Mannie Washington Sr. He was a famous gospel singer from Baton Rouge, LA. I remember hearing the stories of how he sang on the radio and traveled singing gospel. He was known as the “James Brown of Gospel.”
By Rachel Harris & Dorothy Nolte
If children live with CRITICISM, they learn to CONDEMN.
If children live with HOSTILITY, they learn to FIGHT.
If children live with FEAR, they learn to be APPREHENSIVE.
If children live with PITY, they learn to FEEL SORRY for themselves.
If children live with RIDICULE, they learn to be SHY.
If children live with JEALOUSY, they learn to feel ENVY.
If children live with SHAME, they learn to feel GUILTY.
If children live with TOLERANCE, they learn PATIENCE.
If children live with PRAISE, they learn APPRECIATION.
If children live with ACCEPTANCE, they learn to LOVE.
If children live with APPROVAL, they learn to LIKE themselves.
If children live with RECOGNITION, they learn it is good to have a GOAL.
If children live with SHARING, they learn GENEROSITY.
If children live with HONESTY, they learn TRUTHFULNESS.
If children live with FAIRNESS, they learn JUSTICE.
If children live with KINDNESS and consideration, they learn RESPECT.
If children live with SECURITY, they learn to have FAITH in themselves and those about them.
If children live with FRIENDLINESS, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
At a certain point in my young aduIt life, I reached a crossroads of intense poverty. I was working and going to school, and I literally had no extra money. I lived in a tiny apartment with only running water, a hot plate, and a few small pans. Yet, I didn't steal anything,
although I had to ask for a few free things. I was on the edge of poverty.
What follows is a Iist of tips on how to eat well and survive with very Iittle money. Using such things as homeless shelters for a warm meal is always an option, but many people have too much pride to do such things, so I'm excluding anything that is an obvious handout.
Linda J. Concroft