Voices in Harlem

Dr. Pernessa Steele

One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Persons in the World and author of Stand Up To Stigma: How We Reject and Shame, Dr. Pernessa

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Multicultural Media Association

The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA)  an advocacy organization is leading a national call to increase media diversity, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company they presented a summit entitled “Diversity in the Media Industry: Obstacles and Opportunities” at the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference. David Morgan – Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) President talks with me about the organization and the importance of diversity.

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Disposal Options for Unused Pain Medications

Every day, over 100 Americans die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain medications. To help fight the opioid crisis, Northwestern Medicine launched innovative strategies for reducing the number of pills prescribed by surgeons and is offering patients a safe, clinic-based disposal option for their unused pain medications. Dr. Jonah Stulberg, Opioid Stewardship Lead at Northwestern Medicine is my guest.

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Dr. Brian Babka on issues surrounding sports injuries and safety.

According to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, about 30 million children and teens in the U.S. participate in some form of organized sports and more than 3.5 million injuries occur with these participants each year.

Almost one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related and of these, the most common are sprains and strains. Dr. Brian Babka, specializes in sports medicine, at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and we talk about the issues surrounding sports injuries and sports safety.

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The Connection Between Academic Performance and A Student’s Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of three children aged 5 to 17 years missed one or more school days due to illness or injury. With health coverage, you can ensure your children are better equipped to learn so they realize their full academic potential by staying healthy throughout the year. Dr. Cara James for the Consortium for Medicaid and Children’s Health Operations Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has information for parents about how MEDICAID AND CHIP HELP ELIGIBLE CHILDREN OBTAIN COVERAGE YEAR-ROUND.

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Careshia Moore, President and CEO of Ushers New Look – Disruptivator Summit

Usher’s New Look (UNL), is a philanthropic organization founded in 2009 by musical performer Usher Raymond, is celebrating 20 years of service and action with their 2019 Disruptivator Summit. My guest is the dynamic leader behind this amazing organization, Careshia Moore, President and CEO of UNL and we talked about the foundation and some of he challenges that young people face.

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National HIV Testing Day

According to the CDC, 1 in 7 people with HIV in the U.S. don’t know they have the virus, and they are releasing new data that underscore’s the urgent need to scale up HIV testing to end the epidemic. Dr. Eugene McCray, director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS joins me to talk about the critical role of increasing HIV testing as part of the proposed federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic and what everyone can do to support this goal.

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MMCA Wants to Increase Media Diversity

The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA), an advocacy organization leading a national call to action to increase media diversity, recently announced their honorees for the 4th annual Correspondents Dinner, David Morgan – Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) President is my guest.

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