Health & Wellness

    Day of Information 215-277-5450 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PA: As the nation moves into flu season, The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will begin offering free flu shots to help mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the coronavirus. Additionally, the group will continue to offer no-cost, barrier-free coronavirus and coronavirus antibody testing on [...]
Darryl C. Murphy | WHYY.org Omar Tate tells stories through food. With his pop-up food event Honeysuckle, the 34-year-old chef applies his skills in painting, sculpture, and the written word to bring the Black experience, with a Philly influence, to the palate of diners. For example, in one dish, Tate uses turkey necks coated in [...]

WITF’s series of virtual community conversations hosted by Charles Ellison addressing systemic racism and injustice in Central Pennsylvania and beyond continues Thursday, July 2 at 7:00pm. Join us as we examine Black Trauma & Mental Health. Repeated incidents of micro-aggression, workplace discrimination, racial profiling and police brutality have taken a toll on Black Americans. What […]

https://youtu.be/7pECWTl0mis WURD President Sara Lomax-Reese continues her conversations with Black healers and spiritual teachers. This week she sat down with Dr. Beverly Toporowski, a physician, energy healer and Awakening Mind Minister. Dr. Toporowski shared her thoughts on Covid-19, the protests and the spiritual dimensions of this moment. 
https://youtu.be/is2gz3y9uOA A Conversation on "Healing Rage" Between WURD President, Sara Lomax-Reese, and Ruth King, Author of  "Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible" and "Mindful of Race: Transforming Race from the Inside Out"
Ryan Briggs | WHYY.org Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration has come under fire for failing to support more Black-led organizations in the battle against the coronavirus. One such group, the all-volunteer Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, which garnered national attention for operating mobile testing sites in underserved communities, held a press event at Salem Baptist Church on Thursday to draw [...]
  In Philly, the poorest big city in the country, low-income communities of color were already faced with unequal access to healthcare, a broken social safety net, and one of the highest eviction rates in the country long before COVID-19 hit. As the pandemic has progressed, rampant inequality, the digital divide, and the affordable housing [...]
By Melissa Clarke, MD Just two months ago, at the height of Black History Month, the COVID-19 epidemic seemed a world away from the hearts and minds of black Americans. The general thought was: “Black people don’t get the Rona.” Idris Elba hadn't come down with it yet, and neither had Ellis Marsalis. In President [...]
OPINION: Charles Ellison writes that calls to 'Reopen America Now' speak to the country's continued disregard for Black bodies Are you Black, possibly COVID-infected (since testing kits aren’t available for you), either bed-ridden at home because the hospital turned you away or in a hospital dying alone? Were you one of more than 20 million [...]

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