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Some in Baltimore are bouncing back — with resilience

Some in Baltimore are bouncing back — with resilience

Some in Baltimore are bouncing back — with resilience   By Marquart Doty August 2017   On a June 10 visit to Real Food Farm near Clifton Park, Maryland, I spoke to Dylan Moran, who’s involved with production at the farm. As we were speaking, he told me a story. Every day, Moran rides his…

Workshops create healing spaces for women

Workshops create healing spaces for women

Workshops create healing spaces for women   By Sierra Lewter, Ashanea Parker and Karla Lozano July 2017   Alley Gant spends most of her weekday time with victims of sex trafficking. She described the common misconception, which she calls “boyfriending.”  Young girls, who are mostly runaways, meet boys who say they love them, but soon…

Former R.I. Senator seeks to help others in recovery

Former R.I. Senator seeks to help others in recovery

Former R.I. Senator seeks to help others in recovery   By Karla Lozano July 2017   Former Rhode Island state senator Tom Coderre had a very public downfall in 2003 as a result of an addiction to alcohol and cocaine. He decided to be part of the recovery movement to help erase the stigma of…

Finding a space for acceptance

Finding a space for acceptance

Finding a space for acceptance By Karla Lozano July 2017   The “H.E.R. Healing” workshops were very interesting and allowed me to see a different side of life. I met a new crowd of powerful women who have a very distinct lifestyle. During the workshop, “Dancing the Divine,” I had a very nice opportunity to…

Baltimore program seeks to interrupt violence

Baltimore program seeks to interrupt violence

Baltimore program seeks to interrupt violence   By Marquart Doty and Berri Wilmore June 2017   “We have to provide a safe place, where someone can feel comfortable enough to have a long conversation about their issues, in order to hear their own answers…” -Dedra Layne, Director, Safe Streets Baltimore   We are constantly told…

Why I have pride

Why I have pride

Why I have pride   By Sierra Lewter June 2017   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…

Hookah luring students to smoke under new guise

Hookah luring students to smoke under new guise

Hookah luring students to smoke under new guise   By Joshua Mitchell May 2017   Walking down the street after school is supposed to be one of the safest things to do. However while walking down the street one day, I saw something different. There was group of kids from my school right by this…

HeLa cells give life to mankind, heartburn to Lacks family

HeLa cells give life to mankind, heartburn to Lacks family

HeLa cells give life to mankind, heartburn to Lacks family By Asha Davis May 2017   BALTIMORE – African -Americans have had a complicated relationship with the health care system for years, going back at least to the distrust and fear caused by dangerous “studies” performed on African-Americans without their permission. In the most infamous…

Homelessness is a health issue

Homelessness is a health issue

Homelessness is a health issue   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…

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