A Balm in Gilead: What Music can do for African American Health.

(Dedicated to the newest Choir of the World: the Oakwood University Aeolians. I am so proud of my HBCU Choir and what you all have accomplished!) During this past week, I got the fabulous news that my alma mater's premier choir, the Oakwood University Aeolians, won both the title of Choir of the World and … Continue reading A Balm in Gilead: What Music can do for African American Health.

Can We Talk: Organ Donation (Social Media Ethics)

Welcome to our last installment in our organ donation series. If you've missed the previous posts, you can find them here (part 1) and here (part 2). This time we will compare and contrast of the pros and cons of using social media to recruit organ donors. According to the digital marketing website, Smart Insights, … Continue reading Can We Talk: Organ Donation (Social Media Ethics)

Designer Babies and Blackness.

The other¬†week, I was scrolling on Twitter and this video of a black baby gave me so much joy. There was this little dark-skinned,¬†baby girl, just old enough to speak comprehensively, and she was looking in the mirror posing and saying, "I'm GOOOORRRR-geous, I'm GOOORRR-geous." Duh - anyone's baby calling themselves gorgeous on camera is … Continue reading Designer Babies and Blackness.

Compassionate Care: The Icing, Swagger, and Finesse.

(A special thank you to Autumn Fiester - the professor who made sure we knew that healing physical ailments is just the first step. Compassion and empathy changes everything.) Get comfortable cause we are having story time. I was running to my Uber, trying to avoid an additional charge and my driver leaving me, when … Continue reading Compassionate Care: The Icing, Swagger, and Finesse.

Why You Need a Health Accountability Partner.

True confession: I hate going to the dentist. I don't like the sounds of the tools, the toothpaste they use tastes gross, and God forbid if my sensitive teeth need a filling *insert scrunched up face emoji*. Mind you, I am totally grateful that I actually have dental insurance. But hey - some people don't like their vegetables. … Continue reading Why You Need a Health Accountability Partner.