Comments for The Center for African American Health Empowering the Community to Live Well! Sat, 06 Jun 2020 00:03:43 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Our Black Lives Matter by Juliette LaChapelle Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:05:53 +0000 You are an inspiration, Deidre, a model for all of us on how to get going on the heavy-lifting that needs to get done to keep this wave of change flowing. Thank you for your leadership! ]]> Comment on Our Black Lives Matter by Denise Clark Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:19:51 +0000 Deidre, thank you for telling your story, for connecting us to this IMPORTANT work, and for being willing to share your personal experience. As a white accomplice, I find the following sentence most critical for other white people to contemplate, “The days of insincere platitudes are long gone.” We must speak up, mess up, and rise up. So many white people are afraid to say the wrong thing (get over it!), to be called racist, to be someone less that we think we are. It is our responsibility to be vulnerable, uncomfortable, take risks, say what needs to be said, and learn, on our own, how to say it. We have to risk saying the wrong thing, using micro aggressions, and being called a racist. How can we grow and unlearn without taking ownership of the learning? It is never the responsibility of people of color to teach us. How arrogant and entitled of an expectation! White silence is one of the biggest issues in our society, and it must end. Speak up, mess up, inspire others, learn something new, enrich your life, and find your voice. PLEASE. Our black and brown communities are exhausted and need us to FINALLY get it. To show up, love, and live what we have been talking about. It’s all about action. We must act and take risks that threaten our privilege. Think about what it means to be a citizen of this world. Show up. Speak up. Participate. Lead. ]]> Comment on Celebrating Life; Honoring Your Health and Your Family by Gina Richardson Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:22:26 +0000 This is important work and I plan to do my part and donate to this fantastic cause. Thank you Toni for choosing to celebrate Robert’s life in this way. You are making a difference. ]]> Comment on Celebrating Life; Honoring Your Health and Your Family by Jerry Ware Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:42:41 +0000 Thanks for sharing. ]]> Comment on What’s New for You at The Center for African American Health by Lisa Thu, 02 May 2019 18:11:36 +0000 Thank you Deidre! ]]>