Like many other illnesses and aliments, studies show that African Americans are more susceptible to heart disease than any other race.  In fact, according to the American Heart and American Stroke Associations, about 45% of black men and 49% of black women have (CVD) cardiovascular disease. This resulted in more than 94,000 deaths in 2009.  But why are the numbers so high among African Americans?  Join Another View Producer, Lisa Godley and Another View on Health Co-Host, Dr. Keith Newby as they explore the causes and cures surrounding African Americans and Cardiovasular Diseases, particularly when it's induced by stress.  Also joining the discussion is Jonathan Smith, PhD and CEO of the Wellness Collaborative and Ulysses Robinson, a heart patient will be on hand to share his experience.  Join us for the next Another View on Health this Friday, March 27th  at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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Every parent wants to do what's right in raising a child and there are childrearing techniques that are universally accepted, like reading to your young child, or having the "birds and bees" talk with your pre-teen.  But are there additional things that African American parents should do that differ from other ethnicities?  On the next Another View, education and relationship expert Alvean Lyons joins us to talk about parenting techniques based on the age of the child, and explains why she believes there is an African American "style" of parenting that must be acknowledged and embraced if Black children are to grow up to be successful adults.  Join us for the next Another View, Friday, March 20 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the Civil Rights  March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 50 years later...  the US Department of Justice finds Ferguson police consistantly violate the civil rights of its Black citizens...Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner are all killed, with no consequence to their killers...an African American youth is killed at the hands of police in Wisconsin ...and a fraternity is thrown off campus at the University of Oklahoma for posting a racist video on social media.  So how far have we come?  Candid conversation from our Another View Round Table - Roger Chesley, Columnist with the Virginian-Pilot; NSU Professor of Political Science, Carol Pretlow; Community Activist Bill Thomas; and guest pundit,  Author and Poet Tim Seibles all share their thoughts on the next Another View, Friday, March 13 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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The movie, Black or White, featuring Kevin Costner explores an issue long in debate in the adoption arena - how important is it for adoptive parents and the kids they adopt to be of the same race?  On the next Another View we talk with two African American women who were adopted by white families, and while their childhoods were good, the lack of knowledge about their heritage became problematic in their adult years.  Our guests include Ginger Savage, a bi-racial woman raised with her White mother and stepfather in a home that never discussed race; Lisa Marie Rollins, lecturer, actress and author of "Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girl's Story of Being Adopted by a White Family...That Aren't Celebrities", a comedic but intense look at her experience of beig adopted by a White family in the 1970's; and Keith Ingram with The Family Center of Hope, an agency specializing in adoption and foster care that makes the extra effort to place same race families together.  Join us for the next Another View, Friday, March 6 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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"I am so stressed out!"...how many times have you made that statement?  Usually we can calm ourselves down, but the fact is too much stress can cause heart disease!  If you are over stressed and do not manage it, you are more likely to develop heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain or irregular heartbeats.  On the next Another View on Health, we'll talk about stress induced heart disease with our co-host, Cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, along with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Johathan E. Smith, PhD.  Dr. Newby and Dr. Smith will share specific tips on how to relieve stress as well as take care of your heart.  Plus, Lisa Godley takes us back in history to the role Norfolk State University and local churches played in the Civil Rights Movement.  It's all on Another View, Friday, February 27 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

 

 

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