Does Racism Have an Impact on Health?

Emotional and physical trauma for more than 400 years affect the well-being and outlook of Blacks every day. Day-to-day urban life, gentrification and uncertainty of the future causes stress, anxiety, depression and mental disorders, some of which never get treated.

Seahawks vs Rams

The setting was near perfect at the Coliseum for the Seahawks to challenge the Los Angeles Rams. Because this is a division rival, the records for both teams coming into the game, should be tossed out. As these teams know each other extremely well, and the Seahawks have been playing better than expected.

Clippers vs Bucks

The Clippers welcome the scorching hot Milwaukee Bucks into the Staples Center for a matinee game at Staples Center. The streaking Bucks are coming off a 23-point win vs the defending champs a couple nights ago, so the Clippers will have their hands full in Saturday afternoons game. 

Donna Shalala Sets Her Sights on Congress

Shalala touts her work as secretary of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration as part of her ability to deliver to the Black community. She said 7 million children nationwide have health insurance as a result of her policies. She has worked to provide low-income housing and extend Medicaid to those who can’t afford health benefits.

Raptors Rout Lakers

Coming home, after a hard-fought win on the road, the Lakers come home to defend their home court, and protect Head Coach Luke Walton’s job, against the Toronto Raptors. Looking to capitalize on their previous win, they will seemingly catch a break, as the Raptors will be without their star off season’s acquisition Kwahi Leonard.

USC Has Big Offensive Output

USC picked one of the final games of the season to have one of the years best offensive outputs. Senior running back Aca Cedrick Ware rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries to lead USC (5-4 ,4-3 PAC-12) to a 38-21 win over Oregon State.

‘One Mistake Away' From Homelessness

When I learned that the Community Alliance for The Homeless Inc. was hosting Project Homeless Connect-Memphis at the Cook Convention Center last week, I made a point to go. It's an annual event that connects the homeless with organizations and resources to help them get stabilized – housing and job placement services; mental health and addiction counselors. The wait for eye exams and hair stylists were among the longest. It's a feel-good story, no doubt.