Health & Wellness

Generations United Calling for Submissions to Virtual Conference

Proposals to present at the Generations United Virtual Intergenerational Conference are due on January 31, 2021. Generations United’s Biennial Global Intergenerational Conference will look extremely different this year. The conference…

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Annie E. Casey Report Illuminates COVID-19 Damage to Children & Families

According to a recent Annie E. Casey report—Kids, Families and COVID-19—Pennsylvania children and families (and families nationwide) have not only suffered from financial challenges and food insecurity as a result…

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Entrepreneur Launches Brand Promoting Self-Love for Black Girls

Audra Robinson, a Minnesota entrepreneur, created a bath and body line that promotes self-love for young Black girls. These products include lip balm, shower gel, lotion and hand sanitizer as…

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POC Households Experiencing Hardships During COVID-19

Information provided by Child Trends: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of families experiencing hardships across the country has risen dramatically, with a disproportionate impact on Latino* and Black communities….

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Mom Creates Just Us App to Protect Young Black Drivers

“Driving while Black” has been an issue in the African American community for quite some time. Fearful for her sons, Charmaine Davis invented a solution for every Black parent who…

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My Best Self Hair Care Presentation for CYF Youth

On Saturday, January 16, Delta Phi Sigma Alumnae will conduct a Natural Hair Care presentation by Dee’s Beauty Bar & Spa for the My Best Self Program. The salon is…

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Teresa Hawthorne Encourages Women to ‘Soar’ Amid Societal Barriers

When it comes to turning pain into purpose, Teresa Hawthorne is a living example of how to do so with grace. In her new book, “Turn Up” Your Life & Create Something F.I.E.R.C.E. Within,” the transformational speaker and mindset coach, award-winning vocalist,…

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Vulnerable Youth Are Stuck in Traffic We Can’t See

The covert yet persistent human trafficking industry prays disproportionately on homeless foster youth, but the fundamental benefits of kinship care can serve as protection.  On average, within a 12-month period,…

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From the Desk of Shamena Thomas: Wellness Fridays at ASCI

COVID-19 has not just wreaked havoc on community health across the country, but also affects the well-being of essential workers, such as our staff here at ASCI. This past September,…

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Me and My Afro: 11-Year-Old Writes Book About Self-Love During COVID-19

While most children spend their free time playing video games, 11-year-old Aiden wrote a book entitled Me and My Afro. He created this book to help children who may struggle…

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