Cancer Series

Ebony Magazine: Cancer Journals in the Raw

As a matter of fact, these cancer journals ARE about me. I pray that cancer may never be about you. For those who support my writing, thank you. For those who are hung up over the diction (that means there are three words of profanity in each), I also pray that your pious religious beliefs and […]

Pearls, Pumps & Purpose: Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

  The hottest ticket in town this past Saturday was the “Pearls, Pumps & Purpose” Women’s Empowerment & Networking Luncheon hosted by the Business & Professional Women’s Federation of Southside Church of God in Christ. Sure, you could have opted  to attend the Jacksonville Black Expo, Edward Waters College Homecoming parade and game, or even ventured to see […]

African Americans and Cancer: The ugly truth

 Welcome to the second entry in my series:  African Americans and Cancer: The ugly truth. This narrative follows the first subtopic: Dispelling Myths. What better to follow myth than truth? My passion, perspective, and guided expertise is fueled by my own cancer survival which convinced me that  medical racial disparities exist because both cancer and […]

Great to be “GRATEFUL”

grate·ful  [greyt-fuhl] adjective warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: I am grateful to you for your help. expressing or actuated by gratitude: a grateful letter. pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing: a grateful breeze. My emotions have been extraordinarily unpredictable this past month. Without sounding like a […]

Meatless March

Let’s get the important questions out of the way first: “Who thought of this?”  Whose big idea was it to proclaim the month of March as a “meatless” countdown of tofu indused stress and a fruit and grain marathon?  I love all fruits and most grains as well, but I am not one to adhere […]

Thyroid Cancer, Women, and Dr. Oz!

Subject:cancer   Subject: Dr. Oz TV Show A friend of mine sent this to me.   On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer.  It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and […]