Health 2022

Features:

When I open my eyes most mornings, I blow God a kiss, and then my mind starts racing. What time is that planning meeting today?
These past two years have been crazy and stressful. Learning to cope and adapt to the pandemic shutdown stretched everyone to new limits.
In September, two drug companies announced that an Alzheimer’s drug they’re developing slowed the rate of cognitive decline in 27% of participants in a clinical trial.
While I know you are truly enjoying your teenaged years — schools, parties, dates — I wanted to write to let you know somethings you should be preparing yourself for.

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The Ultimate Fall Books to Put on Your 2022 Must-Read List

Looking for a good book to curl up with this chilly autumn? Here are a variety of books by Black authors that are sure to pique your interest.



UMOJA Shorts — Health 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson Inaugurated as First Black Woman on U.S. Supreme Court Agence France Presse The first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, was [...]



Health 2022 — Music, Medicine for the Soul

Cover: Illustration:Rhapsody in Rose Artist:Jerry Jordan



UMOJA Publisher/Editor: Spinning Wheel Fly

When I open my eyes most mornings, I blow God a kiss, and then my mind starts racing. What time is that planning meeting today?



The Law of MAAT

These past two years have been crazy and stressful. Learning to cope and adapt to the pandemic shutdown stretched everyone to new limits.



Using Poetry, Community Ties to Fight Alzheimer’s

In September, two drug companies announced that an Alzheimer’s drug they’re developing slowed the rate of cognitive decline in 27% of participants in a clinical trial.



A Health Letter to Teenaged Me…

While I know you are truly enjoying your teenaged years — schools, parties, dates — I wanted to write to let you know somethings you should be preparing yourself for.



There Is No Health Without Mental Health

My work in developing a treatment for clinical depression is motivated by an experience I had shortly after moving to Madison for graduate school.



Black Women, It’s Time To Step Into Your Soft Era

When it comes to taking a break or doing the bare minimum, Black women all over are not familiar with that concept or lifestyle and it’s because unfortunately, we were not given the opportunity to do so.



7 Foods That’ll Boost Your Happiness, According to Science

We spend a lot of time chasing happiness. We try new things to improve our mental health like therapy, new exercise routines and meditations. And when we think about the things that make us happy, our diet isn't usually at the top of the list.



Acupuncture, for Us, by Us

Black women are turning to this traditional practice to support weight loss and as a complementary treatment for anxiety, hot flashes, fibroids, diabetes and pain.



Q&A with Percival Matthews

Ask Percival Matthews about his vision for what equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) work across the UW–Madison School of Education should look like, and he pauses for a moment.



Breaking the Chains of Poverty

One by one they stepped to the podium to share how they shielded naysayers and remained steadfast to follow their dreams.



South Madison Celebrates 1930s Community Pioneer Willie Lou Harris with Honorary Street Sign

The house was located at 405 Bram St. on the southside of Madison. Dust swirled above the unpaved streets and kids crawled through the sewers for fun.