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  • Health Notes will be highlighting the contributions of African American Women, Maya Angelou, Marian Anderson Niki Giovanni, Fannie Lou Hamer Marian Wright Edelson.
    With Music from Sweet Honey in the Rock and Ibeyi

  • How many times have you heard someone say or have you yourself said, “If we could just get everyone to the table, we could solve this problem”? Marnita’s Table has taken that question seriously.
    This amazing organization has brought together thousands of people for hundreds of focused conversations around a host of issues that matter to our everyday live
    The one and only Marnita (CEO) and Training Mgr. Lauren Williams help us heal with their unique perspective of social interaction that includes “Everyone”.

  • Health Notes will be in conversation with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute Titilayo Bediako.

    Titilayo Bediako was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history
    to African American youth through WE WIN Institute ( a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children)

    Titilayo says participating in African rituals helps give African-American youth a sense that they belong to something larger than themselves or their surroundings.
    She says that’s something she never received when she was in school. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tennessee where she joined an African history study group. “The more I studied and the more I learned about myself, the more my given name, which was Michelle Little, didn’t fit the person I had become,” The name Titilayo is from the Yoruba of Nigeria. She says it means “everlasting happiness.” Bediako is from the Ashanti people of Ghana and it means, “born to struggle for her people.”
    Participating in African-rooted rituals and ceremonies, like Kwanzaa, is one way African-Americans nurture their African side. “So I get everlasting happiness in struggling for my people,” says Bediako. “The one thing that I’ve learned is that struggling for African people makes it possible to struggle for all people.”

    Many African-Americans have adopted African names. Despite attempts to identify with Africans, African-Americans carry the physical and emotional baggage of slavery and racism.
    Titilayo says many African-Americans have poor self-esteem because they were born in a country that historically has devalued their lives.
    This is an important conversation you will not want to miss.

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  • Lissa Jones is the outspoken articulate host of KMOJ’s (89.9 FM) Urban Agenda. Urban Agenda investigates the impact that beliefs and values held around ‘race’, place, class, identity, orientation, gender, faith, and occupation (vocation) impact the behavior of individuals, groups and structures within organizations.

    “This is equity: just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Unlocking the promise of the nation by unleashing the promise in us all.” –

    Lissa will be sharing her enthusiasm knowledge and love of Black history with Health Notes

  • William Matthew Little was active in civil right efforts for over sixty years.  As president of the Minnesota chapter of the NAACP, He organized busloads of Minnesota activist for the historic 1963 March On Washington. He has rallied for continued support of affirmative action and desegregation of the Minnesota Public Schools.

  • We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger.

  • What happens when the deep dark secrets of past emotional and physical traumas resurface as physical manifestations like migraine headaches, undiagnosable fainting spells, chronic constipation, and even cancer?

  •  “Living Ecstasy”  Make Ecstasy your Every day, every moment experience! 
     
    To harness and open the often unexplored realms of Spiritual Sexual Energy
  • Is stress preventing you from enjoying your daily life? Do you find that you’re becoming more distracted or forgetful? Are “the blues” sapping your spirits? Or do you simply feel not quite like yourself?

    If you want to reclaim your focus, memory, and joy, you’re not alone. There are millions of people fighting against the epidemic of brain fog that’s sweeping the nation. The good news: It’s not an irreparable condition; rather it’s a side effect of modern-day living.

    Many of the foods we eat and the habits we have do not support our brains. We no longer get what we need in order to produce essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, optimistic, and inspired. And even worse, our choices could lead to long-term problems, like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and anxiety. Sadly, if you look at the way most of us live, it seems almost as though we’ve chosen a lifestyle deliberately intended to undermine our brain chemistry and our health.

    Fortunately, there is a solution. The Brain Fog Fix is an easy-to-follow three-week program designed to help naturally restore three of your brain’s most crucial hormones: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these chemicals will in turn enable the rest of your brain’s chemistry to reach optimal levels. Each week of the program focuses on a different element of your life:

  • Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader.

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