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Some teens paying a price for sneaker jones

By Berri Wilmore In 1985, NBA rookie superstar Michael Jordan played in his prototype shoe to his first sneaker, the Air Jordan 1’s. The shoes violated NBA dress code, and were effectively banned. It was the best thing to happen to the sneaker business. Jordan’s refusal to remove the shoes earned him a fine of...

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Public transit woes hit low-income families hardest

    By Aliya Kaufman-Daniel December, 2017 Transportation woes  – the late buses, the derailed trains, the often-unreliable Metro system, even the crowded streets – are more than an inconvenience for low-income families and those with family members who struggle with mental or physical illness, or a combination of both. It can be the difference...

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Where Are The School Nurses?

By Aaron Holland April, 2019 As a parent you think if my child gets sick at school.” Hey there’s no need to worry, my child could just go to the school nurse.” Well you’re wrong, according to the National Association of Schools Nurses only about 39 percent of nurses are employed full time at the...

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Water’s ways can help in heatwave

  By: Aaron Holland and Reginald Payne August, 2017 Aaron and Reggie, from the Washington D.C. cohort of the Urban Health Media Project, hit the streets to find out the best way to beat the heat. After doing a bit of research and planning, they found the perfect interviewees, the energetic brothers of Omega Psi...

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Art helped heal teacher and now his students

  By Janiya Battle and Ashanea Parker September 2017 Carmen Garner turns to art to cope with his traumatic past and show kids going through similar situations how to cope positively through art and art therapy. “As a child, I thought things were normal (when) I’d come home and see my mom shooting heroin, (and)...

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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...

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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...