Thursday, April 21, 2022

Documentary, Black Woman With Alopecia

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HAIR LOSS, SPIRITUAL GAIN: NEW FILM CAPTURES BLACK WOMAN’S ALOPECIA STRUGGLE AND JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE


Mere hours after violence erupted on stage at the 2022 Oscars ceremony – veteran actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock over a joke Rock had made about Smith’s wife rocking a shaved head – Candace Christina found herself flooded with emotions. And it had nothing to do with two rich celebrities butting heads in front of the world. The verbal jab in question was close to her. It was personal.

You see, barely a couple of hours before, Christina had boldly, unapologetically, and with royal fanfare unveiled her own bald head for the first time ever to her dearest friends and closest family members at an exclusive, invitation-only affair that she’d planned in her hometown of Atlanta. Like Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina had recently learned that she too suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss, with it often falling out in large clumps. Only in Christina’s case, a dermatologist suggested that hers was brought on by about with Covid-19 that landed her in the hospital in the summer of 2021.

Black Nonprofit Founder, 10 Years Helping 200K Women

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BLACK NON-PROFIT FOUNDER CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF EMPOWERING OVER 200K UNDERSERVED WOMEN


 Sharise L. Erby, MHA, founder and CEO of Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network (PWEN), is honored to celebrate her organization's 10th anniversary of serving underserved women in the Phoenix community and throughout the nation! The celebration will culminate in Phoenix, Arizona, May 14-15, 2022, with the 10th annual Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Experience.

PWEN is an IRS-designated 501(c)3 charitable organization that truly provides underserved women with the access to resources needed to overcome poverty, gender pay gaps, and inadequate educational support. In response to the unmet needs of thousands of women, the organization offers affordable and often free personal and professional development training to help women enter a space of wholeness.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Univ. Study About Racism in Science

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ODU STUDY FINDS THAT TEACHERS MAY NOT BE EQUIPPED TO HELP STUDENTS IDENTIFY RACISM IN SCIENCE

A new study conducted by researchers at Old Dominion University has found that prospective teachers may not be well equipped to help students identify racism in science practice.

According to Jomo Mutegi, the study’s lead author, “These findings should be especially concerning for children of African descent whose communities suffer disproportionately from environmental toxins, food desserts, medical malpractice and other manifestations of racism in science practice.”

The study, which will soon be published by the Journal of Science Teacher Education, collected data from 64 preservice teachers surveyed over the course of 18 months. Among the findings, it showed that respondents viewed Western culture and science as being superior to non-Western culture and science and also viewed scientific advancement as one-sided, acknowledging its benefits but not recognizing actual or potential detriments. “If students go through life with na├»ve views of science, they are more likely to be harmed by the detriments that sometimes accompany scientific advancement,” said Demetrice Smith-Mutegi, the study’s second author.

LI African-American Chamber Launches Free Counseling To Help LI, NYC Companies Qualify For Funding

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Long Island African-American Chamber Launches Free Counseling to Help LI, NYC Companies Qualify for Funding
LIAACC President Phil Andrews


Many small businesses owned by African-Americans and companies in general face difficulties getting  loans, despite strong sales. They may face paperwork problems, insufficient accounts, lack of data, liens, unpaid debts or have owners with credit trouble. As a result, a good company may do badly when it comes to getting financing even from a willing lender. Now there’s a new source of help in overcoming these obstacles for minority-owned and other businesses seeking funding.


The Long Island African-American Chamber of Commerce (LIAACC) has used a portion of a grant to help small business owners to hire TMI & Partners, led by Alvin Hartley, to provide free counseling and assistance to African-American owned and other businesses in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn to obtain funding

The idea is to give them the help they need to resolve issues and bridge the funding gap that too often stands between small businesses and the funds they need to launch, survive and grow.

Monday, April 18, 2022

See How Black Doctor Siblings Dr. Shamolie Wyckoff and Dr. Elita Wyckoff Jones Empower Patients

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BOTH HBCU GRADS, THESE TWO BLACK DOCTOR SIBLINGS ARE EMPOWERING PATIENTS TO BE MORE "MEDICALLY LITERATE"

 Drs. Shamolie Wyckoff and Elita Wyckoff Jones, both Spelman College alumna and also fleshly sisters, have collaborated to write With Ease, Navigating the Medical Office Visit to respond to the increasing healthcare needs, particularly for people of color, the elderly and the self-employed.

The conversational and instructional book is part of their ongoing effort to help patients live healthier lives. Available on Amazon and WithEaseBook.com, the book educates patients about the importance of understanding their medications.