Open post Sierra Lewter

Why I have pride

By Sierra Lewter When asked why I have pride to be a Black American, I am overwhelmed with answers. However, when I look at the resilience that my people have shown, I feel the most honor. A person who is resilient is one who is able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. History...

Open post Dr. Michael Ehmann (left) with Larry Cohen, the founder of the Prevention Institute.

Tackling the big questions for better health

By Jayne O’Donnell March, 2017 First came the liquor store and then the fried fish and chicken carry-out. “Where’s the check cashing place?” I half-joked to the teenagers of the Urban Health Media Project in the back seats. “Or the church and the laundromat,” Reggie Payne answered, not missing a beat. “Every community is very...

Open post John and Jill Ker Conway Residence helps homeless regain their dignity.

Homelessness is a health issue By Karla Lozano

      April, 2017 By Karla Lozano I was amazed by how positive and upfront Roz Stewart was about the difficulties in her past life. The Army Vet talked to students of the Urban Health Media Project about why she joined the military and how a bad relationship led her to being homeless, Roz...