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This weeks ‘news and Events’ on Conversations Of A Sistah

A person who later learned they were positive for Covid-19 attended a California religious service on Mother’s Day, exposing 180 other people to the novel corona-virus, according to local health officials. Corona Virus is still in the land yet states are opening little by little, slowly lifting their stay at home restrictions. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced sweeping re-openings in the state, from child care centers to bars, bowling alleys, rodeos and bingo centers, just days after Texas reported its biggest one-day jump in Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began.

In the meantime President Donald J. Trump announced, on Monday he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine for the past week and a half in case he gets the corona-virus despite warnings from his own administration about the side effects of the anti-malaria drug.

Tune in at 6:30 p.m. EST as we talk about this weeks news and Events on “Conversations Of A Sistah“. We’ll be taking your calls in the studio at 516-595-8098.

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Why are Blacks the most wanted or most haunted? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

Haunted because the Corona Virus is killing us at an alarming rate and wanted because between racist neighbors and racist cops we’re targeted at an alarming rate.

So why are Black People Most Wanted or Haunted?

Blacks are more likely to be stopped by police, therefore it’s hard to drive while black. We could be killed in our own homes or even jogging in a neighborhood. No matter what we do, we are oftentimes seen as a threat. Viewed and discriminated against because of the color of our skin.

When we talk about rates, rates are important because they take into account each group’s proportion of the population. And blacks make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted for 28 percent of arrests, with many more violent altercations..

Why are we the most wanted and why are we the most haunted? Tune into “Conversations Of A Sistah” at 6:30 p.m. EST as we deal with this question.

Hope to meet you on the air.

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When is it safe to open the Country again? Tonight on ‘Conversations Of A Sistah’

After weeks of shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation has begun to slowly open up. President Trump declared May 1, when experts warned that Opening the economy too soon and confronting an enormous rise in deaths will inevitably scare everyone and lead to the worse economic setback in modern history. Some southern states opened last week. Beaches and state parks are reopening to visitors, spurring concerns about overcrowding. The first barbers have returned to work, masks over their faces. Some restaurants are getting ready to serve customers again. About half of the states have begun to reopen their economies and public life in some meaningful way, though health experts have expressed concern that a premature opening could lead to a spike in coronavirus infections that would not be detected in official case counts for weeks.

So when is it safe to open the country again?

Join us in the studio at 6:30 p.m. EST on Conversations Of A Sistah for the answer to this question. And we’ll be taking your calls in the studio at 516-595-8098

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‘Doulas on Duty’ in this Pandemic, Tonight on Conversations Of A Sistah

Can you imagine being pregnant and due to give birth during this global pandemic?

Having a baby during a pandemic presents its own challenges. And knowing that the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any wealthy nation, is something to be concerned about. Especially when you have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still saying it doesn’t know how the disease impacts pregnancy and babies.

States and hospitals have mandated fathers cannot be present when the mother gives birth and have minimized them even during routine doctor visits. When you think about the worry of remaining healthy in the midst of this global pandemic, the thought of giving birth in spite of it all can be quite frightening.

Aside from partners, doulas can also offer support virtually during labor and delivery. Meanwhile, pregnant people and new parents are working to cope with this new reality. Despite the many challenges posed by the current crisis, though, many doctors, doulas, and others who work with people giving birth are doing their best to make sure families are still supported.

We hope you’ll tune into the Conversation at 6:30 p.m. EST for our topic of discussion ‘Doulas on Dutyin this Pandemic on tonight’s Conversations Of A Sistah. Our special guest in the studio is Ann Marie Pusterla, Doula, (pictured left) Founder and CEO of “Love your Labor

Hope you’ll tune into this interesting conversation!

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Quarantine and Your Mental Health Tonight on Conversations Of A Sistah

The outbreak of the corona-virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about this disease, especially one of such magnitude; one that is yet to be fully known by Scientist and experts. This time in society can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. How you respond to the outbreak and being quarantined can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.

Quarantining yourself at home can play an important role in preventing the spread of the infectious diseases. But this doesn’t mean that coping with the disruption in your normal life and routine is easy.

In addition to the uncertainty and stress of the global outbreak, spending time in quarantine can take a serious mental toll on you.

Quarantine and your Mental Health” is the topic on this weeks podcast of “Conversations Of A Sistah” with host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST. Special guest in our studios is Dr. Brianna Gaynor, Director of Peace of Mind Psychological Services.

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We hope to see you on the air!!