Sickle Cell Month

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

STREETS OF LIFE

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

It’s Shout Out Wednesday!

Resource: CreateHer Stock http://www.createherstock.com/ Why The Shout Out? Are you are a blogger for your business or your personal blog? If you are like me you are always looking for photos that represent your content, brand and look like you. What I mean is as a black writer and founder of a black magazine, I want photos of black people My prayers were answered! I … Continue reading It’s Shout Out Wednesday!

Are You Ready To Win the Texas Plus America Pageant?

Ujima Magazine had the opportunity to get behind the scenes information for potential candidates interested in the Texas Plus America Pageant. We all see the end results of young women walking the runaway, participating in the interview portion, evening gown, and receiving the crown and sash. This is about how to become involved. This is a series of stories where you will hear from different … Continue reading Are You Ready To Win the Texas Plus America Pageant?

Do You Have Glaucoma?

Did you know it is the leading cause of Blindness for Black people? January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. After cataracts, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. Half of those with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Have you received an eye exam recently? … Continue reading Do You Have Glaucoma?