Month: February 2018

02-14-18 – Heart Health: Go Red

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Image Credit: Chippenham Medical Hospital

Self-love is the new #relationshipgoals – Anon

Hey Family,

Happy Valentine’s Day!

For those of you who have that deep connection with your soulmate through marriage and friendship I salute you.  The strong bond between two people that can last a lifetime is immeasurable to the heart.

But that’s not at all what i’m going to talk about today.

It’s Black History Month and Valentine’s Day–so who would I be if I didn’t talk about Black women and their heart? The number 1 killer for women is heart disease and stroke, and stroke disproportionately affects African Americans. On the program today, LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Much of her research has been on heart heath in the black community.  She’ll talk about the specific risk factors black women face and how we can spot the symptoms to protect our heart.

Not from bad breakups though. She can’t do anything about that unfortunately.

So go red for heart heath! Many organizations like Alpha Kappa Alpha are.  Will you?

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02-07-18 – We Draw The Line

Gerrymandering

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“All great achievements require time” -Maya Angelou

Happy Black History Month Family!

Black Panther. I think that about wraps up my sentiments. We can all go home now.  I don’t know if i’ve ever been this excited for a movie I haven’t seen. I’m so excited I almost forgot I was going to talk about the real life hero’s fighting the forces against injustice and inequality. And no, they are not a part of the DC or Marvel universe.

When former President Barack Obama and former Attorney general Eric Holder left the administration, the one key issue they were both looking to combat was the issue of gerrymandered districts across the country. Districts that had been intentionally racist in their remapping has left many constituents disenfranchised when it came to the voting booth. I’ll have Brian Cannon, Executive Director of One Virginia on the program to talk about the efforts he is spearheading to combat redistricting in his state.

Why is this a black history month topic? Because in addition to voter suppression tactics used in the past, gerrymandering has a direct affect on the voting power of African Americans and other minorities.

Your vote is your voice.

Tune in to Enlighten Me every Wednesday from 4-5pm ET on WERA-FM, 96.7 in Arlington, Va. or check us out online at Facebook.com/enlightenmeonwera or on Twitter @EnlightenMeWERA @andreacambron.