During your wellness exam, you may receive screening for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, mammogram, pap test, osteoporosis, or STDs. Your doctor may ask you about current stress, physical activity, diet, or drug use such as tobacco and alcohol. Try to get that appointment to start a healthy new year. For more information contact your regular physician. Continue reading Active Living: Annual Wellness
The Ujima and Friends Podcast is hosted by Damita Miller-Shanklin and Eliza Edwards. Our topics will range from community stories, interviews, and topics of the month. You can find our podcast anywhere you listen to your favorite podcast. You can subscribe to our podcast page at Ujima Magazine and Friends That way you won’t miss an episode. Continue reading Ujima and Friends Podcast
Living with Sickle Cell What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell disease is an inherited life-threatening blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. These sickled cells carry less oxygen to parts of the body and when these misshaped cells are clumped together causes pain crisis. It affects African Americans, Hispanics, and many more ethnic groups. Sickle cell disease is quietly devastating. Its symptoms can occur in any part … Continue reading Sickle Cell Month
My mind is collapsing into the wells of danger as the graves of my words challenge me for tomorrow. The ammunition of the day collides with the flesh of the night and the tears of a mother are heard beyond eternity. Hostile voices of ghetto life are being cultivated into the outline arenas of bloodstain fables. Hearing the concrete jungle play the sound of death … Continue reading STREETS OF LIFE
I was introduced to Maurice “Mo” Moore by our mutual friend Melinda Taylor. I was excited to speak with him because I love movies and television. So we sat down and spoke about his career as an actor, writer/producer and teacher. UM: Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with me. Let’s get started by you telling me who is Maurice? … Continue reading Meet Maurice Moore Lights. Camera. Action.