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Overcoming Diabetes Challenges

Diabetes has been a formidable foe for many, many African-Americans. If you have ever been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes you know about the...

Experience Power of Play at DPR Rec Day

DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host the District's Fourth Annual DPR Rec Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. It's an event that puts...

Thai Massage Comes to the Hill

I felt like I was doing a flow of yoga poses or modern dance moves. I felt graceful, fluid and flexible. The practitioner used...

Are You Ready to Have a Baby?

It takes more than a village to raise a child. It takes resources and education as well. Maternal and infant mortality rates in the...

Hiking and Biking the Anacostia: Where to Go and How to...

The number of folks interested in hiking and biking the Anacostia keeps growing. As does the number of people asking me the best places...

District Combatives – Critical for Everyone

If you were violently attacked, how would you respond? This question was asked at a class I attended at District Combatives located in District...

The Cost of Smoking

What would you do with $37,000? Put a down payment on a home? Invest in your children’s education? Buy a car? According to recent studies,...

Ms. Pinkie, the Survivor

You may see her power-walking through the streets of her Congress Heights neighborhood. Smiling. Waving. Giving out hugs here and there. On Sundays, you...

Recognizing the Unsung Male Caregiver

“It’s one thing when you’re already a parent but it’s another to be a parent of someone who raised you,” says Terence Peete, reflecting...

East of the River Hospital at St. Elisabeths

Mayor Bowser has released a site study for the construction of a new hospital east of the Anacostia River. It recommends the District construct...