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It’s the end of the year and my mailbox is full of solicitations from non-profits seeking end-of-year donations. The solicitations are becoming more and more beautiful and heart wrenching. I want to give to them all and I feel a mixture of guilt and sadness when I throw all of the pretty paper away because […]
A very informative exchange happened in the Mom’s Clean Air Force community this month. We held two events surrounding the topic, African American Asthma Rates and What Moms Can Do About It. First there was a Blog Radio discussion moderated by Blogher’s Renee Ross, an African-American colleague of mine who is the Blogher Health editor […]
Click Picture for video Lisa J. Jackson, the current EPA Administrator, was cool, collected, and low key when she appeared on the Jon Stewart show this week. I appreciated her demeanor. As the Administrator for an agency under attack, she has to be credible, authoritative and solid. She has to make folks feel that the […]
Dear Scholastic, Of the 34.7 million students who attend U.S. elementary and middle public schools, 15.6% are African American. Those African-American children are 3 times more likely to die from asthma and visit emergency rooms 4.5 times more for asthma related problems. They have a 250% higher hospitalization rate and a 500% higher death rate […]
Photo credit: roy.luck via Wikimedia Commons Dear Mr. Hilton Kelley, Congratulations on your recognition as a one of the 2011 winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize. The Goldman Prize is often referred to as the “green Nobel Prize.” It is awarded to six individuals from around the world whose extraordinary grassroots efforts protect the planet.You […]