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  • The Time is Now

    We have never had so much confusion in a presidential election as we do now. When Trump won the electoral college in 2016 by 306 to 232, he called it a ‘massive landslide’, but now Biden is ahead by the same numbers and Trump won’t accept it. The electoral college vote is one of the…

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  • Join Our Team!

    2 open positions Focus For Health Foundation (1) Focus Central America Foundation (1) Focus for Health Foundation Grants Associate- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion The Focus for Health Foundation is looking for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grants Associate to assist our small, but mighty, team! The ideal candidate is a conscientious, detail-oriented, independently motivated…

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  • Today’s Tomorrow: Creating for Y(our) Future

    WATCH HERE   Meet Our Panelists         Ta’ Rhonda Jones is an Actress, Fashion Designer, Motivational Speaker, Celebrity Masterchef Champion and Philanthropist. She is most known for her breakout role as Porsha, on FOX’s hit television show Empire and her first two starring roles, as Leesa J in BET’s Hip Hop Holiday…

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  • Electoral College

    In 1969, the House passed a constitutional amendment to establish direct election of the president by a bipartisan vote of 338 to 70. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 11 to 6 and reached the floor in September 1970. There it met a prolonged filibuster from southern senators, who did…

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  • Punish the Institutions

    After I watched the movie Spotlight, I was determined to do my part to prevent child sexual abuse.  I was unable to imagine who would ruin a child’s life for their own selfish “pleasure.” But what was even harder to comprehend was the non-abusers who rally around to protect the abuser.  It is not unique…

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  • Culture of Silence: Why Minority Victims of Sex Abuse Don’t Report

    The culture of silence, an embedded cultural norm, in Middle Eastern, Asian and Black families, inhibits attempts of physical and sexual abuse victims from getting the help they need. The fear of retaliation and disownment is prominent in homes of many of these families where kids are abused. Family Shame Family shame, honor, and stigma…

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  • Cancel the Electoral College

    Sign the Petition to Eliminate the Electoral College Thoughts from Barry about the Electoral College We feel that what is going on with all the protests will get attention, but we are not sure it will accomplish anything. I feel the Electoral College (EC) is obsolete and should be abolished in 2024. Only 12 other…

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  • Are Children a Priority in the Pandemic?

    The term “Pandemic” has come to mean the virus, the disease it causes, as well as the human response to its spread, linked together. Under this umbrella term, policy makers clear their consciences of the collateral damage that results from their decisions, including school closings. The negative effects of school closings on children can be…

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  • Thoughts on the Third-Party Payer

    Greed has a negative effect in this country. It seems to me that when you buy prescription drugs, there is a black hole called “the 3rd party payer”. Many people have tried to convince me that single-payer healthcare is a bad idea. But when I ask who the payer is under the current system, they…

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  • Eating Healthy on a Budget During Covid

    During a global, viral pandemic, most individuals share the same goal- keep themselves and their family safe and healthy. Proper nutrition is a vital component to staying healthy. A well-balanced diet helps you maintain optimal immune functioning and lowers your risk of chronic illness and infectious disease. Epidemiological studies find that those who are poorly…

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