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Baraza: Owning our health: Women need equity, solutions discussion
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Baraza: Owning our health: Women need equity, solutions discussion

[caption id="attachment_25771" align="alignleft"]baraza2015-908Left to right: Dr. Reba Peoples, Kari Umanzor, Jackie Cooper, Dr. Adeya Richmond, Robin P. Hickman, Toni Carter, Dr. Tamiko Morgan, Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Stella Whitney-West, Tonya Hampton, Deanna Varner, Linda Goler Blount, Dr. Demeka Campbell Kilgore, Tamiko Ralston, Nina Harris, and Ikram Koliso. Debra Pridgen, Juliet Mitchell, Ora Hokes, Vanne Owens Hayes, Beverly Propes, Babette Jaminson, Sharon Gilbert, and Janelle Clepper, are members of the Baraza Planning team, but were not present for the photo.[/caption]On Oct. 10 on a bright, sunny Saturday morning, more than 300 Black women gathered for the 4th Annual Baraza – A Black Woman’s Health Gathering.

Baraza is a Swahili word, which translated means, “a meeting held by a collective group of people of wisdom.” Indeed, that is exactly what it was.

Unconscious bias: Is racism still alive?
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Unconscious bias: Is racism still alive?

[caption id="attachment_25047" align="alignleft"]racismblacktalkradionetwork.com[/caption]This is a last of a three part series concerning the issue of whether racism is still alive in America, which the conversation was provoked by a rash of murders of, often times, innocent African-Americans taking place throughout the country.

In Part I of this series, we discussed the rising heroin epidemic in rural Nebraska and Iowa, and the fact that it’s not considered a “crime problem” but rather a “public health issue.” We also discussed how such dangerous, life threatening drugs, such as alcohol and tobacco, and lottery gambling, are made legal, while African-Americans, mostly men, are incarcerated, often times for life, for consensual non-violent drug transactions.

LET’S STOP USING THE “P” WORD, NOW!
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LET’S STOP USING THE “P” WORD, NOW!

[caption id="attachment_24390" align="alignleft"]stockvault-the-other-side-of-sacramento112036stockvault.net[/caption]When I was growing-up in the 1950’s and 1960’s they used to refer to Black folks as being “Poor.” The new word for poor today is “Poverty” – a word with terrible implications. Webster’s dictionary defines poverty as being destitute, being a beggar, lacking in nutrition, and lacking in fertility. We need to stop referring to ourselves and our people as being poor or living in “Poverty.”

African Americans have all the leaders we need, and are developing more
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African Americans have all the leaders we need, and are developing more

aalf rgb tag-e1407381250959Barack Obama, nationally and internationally, and Keith Ellison, locally, nationally and internationally are quintessential “Black” leaders – Black leaders who have not forgotten where they came from. Black leaders who rely on the heritage of hundreds of thousands of Black folks that literally gave their lives, so that they would have the opportunity to lead our people and our nation. Literally hundreds of thousands, indeed millions, of Black folks worldwide look upon Barack Obama and Keith Ellison as their leaders. In the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of Black folks proudly display Barack and Michelle Obama’s pictures on their mantel places and throughout their homes. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is known internationally in such faraway places as the Sudan and Saudi Arabia, as the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress; and, oh by the way, he is Black. While Obama and Ellison are, indeed, Black leaders, it just so happens that other ethnicities think quite highly of him as well.

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