“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.
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.
America’s Black Female Mayors FACE Dual Crises of COVID-19 and Protests –But These Women Are Used to Uphill Battles
Sharon D. WRIGHT Austin, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science,
University of Florida
Mayors are elected to govern their cities, serve and protect citizens, maintain law and order and bring about economic prosperity. Those are tall orders today, as American cities are wracked by COVID-19 and anti-racism protests. One effect of these simultaneous crises has been to thrust Black female mayors onto the national stage. That’s because, for the first time in U.S. history, Black women lead several of the United States’ largest cities, including Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco.
Her infectious smile and bubbly personality make it easy to imagine that this former high school administrator charmed students into obeying. Unlike retirees who isolate themselves from the world, Ceola Mayberry was, pre-COVID 19, fully engaged. Her life is a testament to the benefits of positive social connections.
What is the difference between coronavirus and COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the new coronavirus that is called SARS-CoV-2, or sometimes just “novel coronavirus.”
How worried should healthy people be about becoming infected with COVID-19?
Most healthy people who become infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms or have mild symptoms. However, there have been healthy people who have progressed to severe disease. People who have an underlying illness and who are older are at higher risk of having a severe case COVID.
By Treva B. Lindsey
It was only a few short weeks ago that a tweet from Madonna labeling COVID-19 “the great equalizer” went viral. Echoing high-profile elected officials such New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, this framing of the global pandemic quickly drew sharp criticism. With overwhelming evidence regarding racial and class disparities in terms of both lost lives and lost livelihoods as a result of the virus, any assertion of equity of impact ignores painful yet blaring truths about deeply entrenched inequality along multiple fault lines in the U.S.
Free, fair, and transparent elections are the bedrock of our democracy. Therefore, it is a point of great pride and privilege to me as County Clerk that my office is involved with administering elections. Ensuring that eligible voters are not encumbered to vote is our duty as public officials and Americans. Voting is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution. We must work to make voting as easy as possible, without compromising the integrity of elections, and to ensure that all eligible voters are well informed about when they vote, where they vote and have the documentation required to cast their ballot on Election Day. Consequently, we are conducting a vigorous voter education program in anticipation of the Fall 2020 elections.
Living with Chronic Diseases
By Patricia McKnight
The goal of effectively managing chronic disease is an improved quality of life …
Every day on her lunch break, rain or shine, licensed practical nurse Yvonne Leitze walks outside for 30 minutes. Like many Black women, she suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.
Keisha Jones, breast cancer survivor and host of this event, explained that all women especially those who receive a breast cancer diagnosis should “Research their diagnosis. Ask questions. Get a second opinion. Make sure you’re comfortable with your doctor. Don’t let this experience steal your joy. Take care of yourself physically and spiritually. Pray. Be supportive because we never know what other women are going through.
Linda J. Concroft