By Ana Martinez-Ortizv Wisconsin isn’t the healthiest state in the country, and while it’s not the worse it could always do better. According to the United Health Foundation’s annual report on “America’s Health Rankings,” in 2020, the biggest challenges Wisconsinites faced included high rates of excessive drinking, high premature death racial inequality and high residential […]
Hey everyone it’s Michelle Obama, and I wanted to let you know that Barack and I couldn’t be more thrilled that we got our Covid-19 vaccine. This is a deadly disease, and we know the vaccine will protect us from getting really sick. It’s how we’ll start getting back to seeing friends and family and […]
By Karen Stokes Comedian and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Loni Love, hosted a “Making it Plain” virtual town hall conversation Monday. The episode featured an intergenerational conversation with Divine Nine sorority leaders from across the nation about COVID-19 and the vaccines. “Making it Plain, What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 […]
By Dena Vang Pregnancy and childbirth are among life’s most cherished moments. While many women hope for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, complications tend to arise, especially among Black women. Prior to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that Black women were three times more likely than Hispanic women and […]
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz The distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, also stylized as the J&J vaccine, is temporarily on hold. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are looking into reports of blood clots possibly caused by the vaccine. According to a statement released by the […]
Making it Plain Calling all Sisters to a Conversation on COVID-19 and the Vaccines Join the online town hall meeting here.
People without an ID or insurance should not be turned away With everyone ages 16 and older now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to schedule an appointment. Anyone that lives, works, or studies in Wisconsin can get vaccinated for free—even if you cannot provide proof of […]
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces a major milestone in Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccination program in that everyone ages 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. After consistently ranking top in the nation for vaccine administration and with a steady increase in vaccine supply, Wisconsin opens eligibility nearly a month earlier than […]
Radio and television announcements narrated by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. encouraging Black Americans to protect their lives by getting the COVID vaccines.
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz Since the start of the pandemic, low-income and minority neighborhoods have been hit the hardest by coronavirus, especially in Milwaukee. In an effort to mitigate the spread, residents who live in the ZIP codes ranked highest on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index will now be able to […]