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#3 Three Blessings – Peace Be Still Inspirations

Three Blessings – Peace Be Still Inspirations aim to inspire learning and practice for healthy, creative and joyful living through postings on yoga, meditation and other wellness modalities. We, especially, hope the African Diaspora finds this a giving, peaceful space. Enjoy.


A new initiative in Baltimore, MD is encouraging more black men to practice yoga.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/475079-this-initiative-is-encouraging-more-black-men-to


The first Black Women’s Health and Wellness Center in Dane County, Wisconsin, opened Saturday, February 1, 2020.

https://wkow.com/2020/02/01/new-black-womens-wellness-center-opens-makes-history/


The Council for Black Male Success held a Manhood Rites of Passage ceremony at the Cultural Wellness Center, Minnesota Historical Society.

http://alleynews.org/2020/01/manhood-rites-of-passage-ceremony-celebrates-15-black-male-initiates/


Black leaders across Philadelphia will focus on health and wellness solutions at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ eighth Black History Month event, Voices of Hope, on Feb. 20, 2020.

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-health-disparities-black-residents-black-history-month-20200201.html


The Southern University and A&M College, the largest historically black university in Louisiana, has launched its own hemp-derived CBD product line: ALAFIA.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/javierhasse/2020/01/30/historically-black-university-launches-cbd-line/


Through the North Carolina Central University Fab Lab, the Goal Fitness Activewear, a new black-owned fitness brand, was launched by Quaniece Fish, a NCCU senior and physiology major.

http://campusecho.com/rising-activewear-line-promotes-healthy-lifestyles-for-college-students/


According to Dr. Sophia Tolliver, a family medicine physician at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, it’s important to incorporate cultural competency about haircare styling and maintenance into discussions with African American women to encourage exercise.

https://chicagocrusader.com/hair-care-prevents-many-black-women-from-working-out/


Podcast episode on mental health and well-being in the African American community. Dr. Rheeda Walker, psychologist and author of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health (due out May, 2020), is interviewed about the impacts of racism, stresses of everyday life, and the power of reclaiming cultural identity.

https://kpfa.org/episode/about-health-january-20-2020/


Dr. Turshá Hamilton, naturopathic doctor, stopped by Great Day Louisiana, to discuss her new book, "The Black Family Health-O-Pedia."

https://www.wwltv.com/mobile/video/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-louisiana/a-natural-approach-to-health-for-african-american-families/289-736b9e5e-8553-4f91-b13e-8a77d1e975b1


Learn how Black yogi, Amina, combines cycling, TRX, kettlebells and yoga in one space.

https://www.theroot.com/a-short-story-of-how-a-black-yogi-made-it-possible-for-1841375329


The Endeleo (a Swahili term for progress and growth) Institute, a local Chicago nonprofit, aims to create a culture of health and rejuvenate the 2-mile West 95th Street neighborhood’s corridor by partnering with health organizations, institutions, local government and businesses to push community improvement projects forward.

https://thegrio.com/2020/01/16/on-chicagos-south-side-a-revitalization-aims-to-create-culture-of-health/



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