NBA star Paul George and his mom Paulette have teamed with the American Stroke Association to teach the acronym F.A.S.T. for stroke warning sign recognition.
(GIN)–Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, co-curator of a spectacular World Voices week of more than 100 African writers, closed the event with an admonition. Referencing “codes of silence” that govern America life, Adichie urged her audience at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union university “to reject silence.” “There is a general tendency in the […]
By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? Before we get down to the real nitty gritty and bring to you this week’s spotlight, as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better, I’d like to share a short bio that I received on this week’s spotlight focus’ behalf and this […]
(GIN)–French soldiers operating as peacekeepers under a U.N. mandate reportedly sexually exploited homeless young boys, including some orphans, in the Central African Republic in a crude food for sex swap over a year ago. The U.N. has now admitted that they took punitive action against a senior UN aid worker–suspending him and threatening dismissal—for leaking […]
(GIN)–Thefts, murders and mutilation of Africa’s wildlife, from white rhinos to elephants with their prized horns and tusks are at an all-time high, say conservationists who are keeping track of the poaching of species by fortune-seeking hunters. To save the animals from further decimation, the U.S.-based Exotic Wildlife Association (EWA) proposes moving about 1,000 of […]
By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Mother’s Day comes around every year. It is a time when the world pauses to stop and recognizes mothers. While many people look forward to this day, I have come to understand that not all people feel the same way. Traditionally speaking, churches everywhere celebrate and honor mothers on Mother’s […]
(GIN)–With no new infections in 42 days, Liberia has been declared free and clear of Ebola by the World Health Organization. The announcement was made in the emergency command center in Monrovia, a room packed with reporters, aid agencies and dignitaries, including the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah R. Malac. Responses ranged from applause to […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month INDIANAPOLIS—May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) have combined efforts to connect children with appropriate mental health services without court intervention. The Children’s Mental Health Initiative […]