By: Kam Williams
Ever since her late-Eighties debut, “Just as I Am,” Yolanda Adams has triumphantly carried the torch for contemporary gospel and inspirational music via a dozen glorious albums. Stunningly beautiful, exceptionally educated, filled with the spirit and blessed with one of the most powerful voices in any genre of music, this former schoolteacher is a stately beacon of God’s light.
Born in Houston on August 27, 1961, Yolanda has earned numerous accolades for her shining efforts, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Among the highlights of her career was winning five Grammy Awards which includes 1999′s Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for “Mountain High…Valley Low” featuring her crossover breakthrough hit “Open My Heart,” and 2005′s Best Gospel Song, co-written by Ms. Adams herself, “Be Blessed.”
By: AABoomers.com Staff Writer
Recently, the Huffington Post Black Voices identified AABoomers Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, Dr, Sharon Malone as one of the most powerful African American couples.
While most readers would recognize the Attorney-General as a powerhouse, some might not know that his spouse, Dr. Sharon Malone is accomplished in her own right. The sister of civil rights icon, Vivian Malone Jones, who integrated the University of Alabama, Sharon Malone is an obstritician -gynecologist surgeon in Washington, D.C., Malone had a career as a systems engineer at IBM after graduating from Harvard University in 1981. She later returned to school, and earned a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Earlier this year Malone appeared in the 90-minute PBS documentary “Slavery by Another Name”’
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made history on January 2009, becoming the first African-American to become U.S. Attorney General.
Of his wife, Holder said in Ebony in 1999,: "She is the one who is really superwoman in the sense that she a very well-respected doctor, a great mother, and a wonderful wife who cooks dinner five nights a week, adjusts her schedule to be with the kids and provides us with alof the love and affection we want and need.”
By: Whitney Greer, Black doctor and the Flu
BlackDoctor.org) — As a baby boomer, while you may remember the flu pandemics of 1957 or 1968, you probably have never seen a flu season quite like the one we’re having this year. This year, it’s all about the 2009 H1N1 flu, and it’s a very new and very different flu virus. Many people will not have immunity to it, and there will be more people sick, hospitalized and dying from the illness this season than during a regular flu season (in addition to the anticipated complications from the regular flu as well). If you’re older, it’s particularly dangerous because the viral infection can exhaust your body, making it easy for life-threatening complications such as bacterial pneumonia to take hold.
By: P.S. Perkins, H.C.I.
I don’t know if it’s me, but things feel different. I mean…the air, the sky, the neighborhood, the job. I tried to put my finger on it for days and days. Much of that time I was feeling euphoric about the 2nd term of our 44th President, Barak Hussein Obama! But even after time moved forward, things kept feelin’ different.
I mentioned it causally to a couple of folks and they felt a difference. One said she just thought people were so “election happy”. I went through my list of recent blessings to see if there was something in my own life that was giving me this newfound feeling of happiness, confidence… hope. The new HCI global contract just signed? The good medical news? My nephew’s safety?
By: Kam Williams
“For at least 30 years, the wealthy and privileged have been rigging the system to acquire more wealth and privilege. At this point, 400 families control more wealth than 180 million Americans…
As a result, the very idea of the American Dream has become a cruel joke to millions who are working harder than ever and falling further behind… In our system, everyone should have a shot at pursuing her or his dreams—and hard work should pay off…
But the worst of the top 1 percent have turned that old formula upside down… The central argument of this book is that… we need a movement of millions of people committed to fixing our democracy and rebuilding America’s economy…
The aim… is to prepare citizens at the grassroots level to see their own power differently—and to exercise their own leadership more boldly.”
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