Friday, November 24, 2017

News on the Breast Cancer Front

A month can’t go by without hearing about a friend, or a friend of a friend’s, breast cancer scare or diagnosis. My heart sinks every time. The anxiety of not knowing can drive you insane. “Staying calm is easier said than done,” a friend reminds me. We like to empower you with information so that […]

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Bishop Eddie Long…..Shaking My Head

December 4, 2011 by  
Filed under children, in the news

This man is a true predator. He has ruined so many lives. He has been shown for the sick pervert he is. His wife FINALLY decides to leave him after all these years. And NOW he decides to “take some time off.” CNN reporting: Georgia televangelist Eddie Long told his congregation Sunday that he is […]

World AIDS Day: Don’t Just Blog/Tweet About It, Be About It

December 1st is World AIDS Day. A day where the bloggers and tweeters will wax eloquently about the importance of getting tested, raising awareness, and taking action. Can you imagine the progress we would make as a community if everyone who blogged, tweeted, or retweeted actually got tested? I challenge everyone to put action behind […]

Failure to Report: Penn State in Our Own Communities

November 22, 2011 by  
Filed under children, community, in the news

The Penn State child rape scandal hurts my heart every time I hear more about the horrible details of how Sandusky destroyed the innocence of likely dozens of young boys and betrayed the public trust. But what is also troubling to me is the number of people around him who allegedly witnessed his attacks on […]

A Welcome Sight in My Neighborhood #gettested #hiv #knowyourstatus

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under health and wellness, hiv and aids

A welcome sight in my neighborhood.  My hope is that a lot of people got their free HIV test.  This is not a game.  We are dying here.  Don’t let Magic fool you.  You don’t have his health care or his doctors.  Get tested, know your status, and pass the message on to your loved […]

Are You An Organ Donor?

November 16, 2011 by  
Filed under health and wellness

It isn’t something I ever gave much thought to. While I’ve had my share of health issues, I’ve never had to rely on an organ donation to save my life. And I can’t imagine what it’s like to have to rely on someone else’s misfortune to save my life. It must be an unshakeable faith […]

Breast Cancer Awareness In Months Other Than October

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It was hard to miss.  My Twitter fam had their pink ribbon Twibbons, the National Football League was rocking pink nonstop and there was even a Lifetime movie dedicated to breast cancer.  I was in full awareness mode myself.  I hate cancer.  I had my pink Komen awareness […]

20 Years Ago Today….

Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive 20 years ago today. I was in high school. I didn’t understand HIV/AIDS enough at the time. It scared the hell out of me though. And I certainly didn’t think Magic would still be alive today. But that shows you what faith, family, money, […]

So Where Have You Been blackgirlgrown?

Okay, so even though I’ve read the blog posts that say you should never explain an absence, I feel like I should. I owe it to my very dedicated readers who have been on this journey with me over the last two and a half years. What have I been doing? Working my butt off! […]

Largest Collaborative Study on Black Women and Breast Cancer Announced

September 30, 2011 by  
Filed under breast cancer, health and wellness

On the eve of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was pleased to read about a new collaborative study to look at black women and breast cancer. Compared to white women, black women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age and at a later stage for reasons we have […]

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