SISTERS RISING – BLACK WOMEN’S VOTES IN 2017

Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam is as dull as they come. Listening to him speak is about as exciting as watching paint dry. But he’s a Democrat who is mostly right on the issues, he served as Lieutenant Governor under the charismatic and focused Terry McAuliffe, and President Barack Obama came to Virginia to campaign for him. The result – he won the November election by double digits, defeating Republican Ed Gillespie whose campaign descended into racist ads reminiscent of our current President. Ninety-one percent of the African American women who voted in this election voted for Northam. We’ll see if he recognizes this voting bloc when he takes office. Despite the fact that a recent

WATCH YOUR MOUTH  --  DENTAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION

From the time I was a little girl, to just a day or so ago, someone has always told me to watch my mouth. Why? My mouth runs, and sometimes it runs unplugged. I’ve been known to flim flam folks with flattery or eviscerate them with evil, sometimes moving from one to the other with just a shrug of my shoulders. But my mouth-watching is not the kind of mouth-watching I’m writing about in this column. I’m writing about the healthy mouth watching that is critical to our health. Nearly a hundred folks gathered at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, to hear two dynamic women talk about mouth health. Dr. Diane Earle, the Managing Den

TAX DEFORM FOR CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHY

Desperate for a policy win, Republicans have proposed “tax reform”, which is really an attempt to reward their base at the expense of the rest of us. Whether you look at the 429 page (really? Who reads all of that) House of Representatives version (which reduces the number of tax brackets, raises the standard deduction, eliminates the personal deduction), or the equally long Senate version that does some of the same (the Senate keeps the seven tax brackets, as is presently the case), the consistency between the two versions is that the corporate tax rate will be cut from 35 percent to 20 percent). Cutting the corporate tax rate will cost more than $1.5 trillion, an astounding sum from the

ALL SOULS TO ENROLL – FAITH IN ACTION

For all of this Administration’s efforts to kill (as in “repeal and replace” ) the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and still available (and required). However, since 45 and his team have declared it all but dead, they have shortened the enrollment period from three months to a mere six weeks, from November 1-December 15, 2018. Additionally, the department of Health and Human Services has drastically cut the budget for outreach. This time last year, there were television and radio announcements, billboards on buses, and other reminders that people should enroll for health care if they don’t get health care from their job. This Administration hopes that, without outreach,

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