Let’s Talk Books

Ujima Reading Lounge Reading books have been a part of our lives for a long while. A special memory is reading books and learning about the world around us, relationships, love and friendships. Ujima has always been an advocate of reading, especially encouraging our young people to read and share books. Our book recommendation is Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile. Some of you may be … Continue reading Let’s Talk Books

Get Your Prostate Checked Men

Five Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer 1. Can prostate cancer be prevented? Cancer is largely a preventable illness based on lifestyle choices. Several large studies have been conducted to examine the relationship between dietary factors and the development of prostate cancer. The results of some of these studies have indicated that increased intake of lycopene, selenium, and vitamin E can reduce the … Continue reading Get Your Prostate Checked Men

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

Will This Social Media Rollercoaster Ever Stop?

I ask myself today am I getting too old to keep up with social media? When the question came across my thoughts I was a bit surprised. I have been able to keep up fairly well with new trending apps and navigated enough for me to use it properly. I have intentionally stayed away from Snapchat because I could not wrap my brain around it … Continue reading Will This Social Media Rollercoaster Ever Stop?

Cost-Cutting Ideas for Back To School Shopping

Getting ready for school can be challenging. It is more than getting the right clothes and shoes it includes getting the list of school supplies. When I attended school the list for school supplies were short. It consisted of spirals, number 2 pencils, black pens, Elmer’s glue, ruler and a protractor. This is all I remember. Simple right? Well now the list are a bit … Continue reading Cost-Cutting Ideas for Back To School Shopping