The holidays are upon us and with Thanksgiving just a week away people are anxious for connection. The isolation is not good for one’s metal health and let’s face it, some people are simply isolated due to Covid. The stress of getting it, not getting it is wreaking havoc on the nerves. We’re tired of hearing about it. Tired of talking about it, tired of wearing masks just plain old tired.
Unfortunately during this time of year and with where we are with COVID-19 and this pandemic, this is the time to be even more vigilant and more determined.
This week, the U.S. joined nations around the world in instituting sweeping emergency measures to further combat the corona-virus pandemic. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, schools and universities are shut down, and concerts and convention centers across the globe have been closed and cancelled. And now public health advocates are saying African Americans are at a greater risk of death from corona virus.
For a whole host of economic, political and historical reasons, Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, says it’s a threat that African Americans need to take particularly seriously.
In the past three weeks since declaring the corona virus a national emergency, President Donald Trump has delivered a dizzying array of rhetorical contortions, sowed confusion and repeatedly sought to cast blame on others. He has faulted governors for acting too slowly, the democrats by claiming it’s a hoax and China because after-all, it’s their virus.
America is winning its war on corona-virus, the president says — yet the death toll is still rising, and in the best case scenario more Americans will die than in the wars fought in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
Instead of real leadership from the current administration, all we’re hearing and seeing is a COMMANDER OF CONFUSION!! This president continues to sow uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in the midst of this deadly crisis.
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. …We don’t talk enough about our mental health or the Importance of Mental Health Awareness. Being aware and sensitive to mental health is important for many reasons. … According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five Americans have a mental illness, suggesting that mental illness is extremely common.
So……….What are the signs?
Join our host, Ms.Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” for her discussion with Author and Speaker, Jameel Laboo (pictured left) about his motivational book entitled “Signs” bringing Mental Illness Awareness among parents and youth. Jameel’s primary goal is to change the negative mind state of many who surrounded him.
We hope to meet you on the air for this powerful conversation!!
A Maryland teacher (pictured above), was arrested and booked into the county jail after she was caught on video fighting a student in her classroom.
The teacher, Vivian Noirie, 36, was charged with child abuse and assaulting the student at Largo High School. The fight occurred last Friday, Nov. 15, when the student confronted Noirie after she contacted her parents the day before. Cell phone video footage shows the teacher repeatedly punching and kicking the student, who eventually fights back.
The video is both disgraceful and disturbing. In reviewing the video you couldn’t tell the teacher from the student, although the teacher appears to be dressed for a fight.
After the student is pulled off of the teacher, she can be heard screaming at her and calling her a bitch, as if she were her teachers equal. Where should the lines be drawn? Where is the RESPECT?