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The Voice Of The Community: Inspirational-Informative-Empowering

Vol. 13 Edition 8 Free Thursday April 12 2018

Meet Tasheé Singleton

Students Of George Washington Carver High School Discuss

The Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, Gun Violence Reform, The March For Our Lives Movement And Donald Trump

Tasheé Singleton Is The Dir. Of Public Housing Operations With The Housing Authority Page 7 Of Columbus

GoFundMe Is Not An Insurance Policy

Columnist Carl Brown Offers An Economical Alternative

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Dealing With Alopecia

Rachel Adkins Discusses Female Hair Loss Page 14

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THURSDAY April 12, 2018

BFF (Best Friends Forever)

The Street Committee Request for Bids/Proposals

RFB No. 18-0047 Chattahoochee River Walk Repair at Light Poles 371 & 374 Due: April 25, 2018 – 2:30 PM Della Lewis, Buyer Specialist RFB No. 18-0051 Pool Repairs for Columbus Aquatics Center Due: April 25, 2018 – 2:30 PM Heather Scheuttig, Buyer

RFP No. 18-0019 Inmate Medical & Pharmacy Services for Muscogee County Jail (Annual Contract) Due: May 4, 2018 – 5:00 PM Della Lewis, Buyer Specialist RFP No. 18-0021 Right of Way Acquisition Services (Annual Contract) Due: May 4, 2018 – 5:00 PM Sandra Chandler, Buyer

According to the Street committee it appears Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and MSNBC host Joy Reid have become close friends. The mayor has appeared on MSNBC AM Joy no less than 5 times in the past year. On April 23, 2017. Mayor Tomlinson appeared on the show explaining how the close race for Health Secretary Tom Price’s former congressional seat showed that Georgia could become a purple state. She appeared with former Senator Tom Coburn on October 8, 2017 discussing Senator Coburn's proposed plan for a Convention of the States to amend the United States Constitution. Esquire magazine gave the win in that debate to Mayor Tomlinson, noting that Coburn was "chased up a tree" by Mayor Tomlinson. On January 7, 2018 the mayor was a guest on the program with founder

and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), Robert Greenstein. This time the discussion was centered around the Mayor's prior Am Joy appearance on October 8, 2017 regarding Constitutional Conventions. Joy Reid had her on her show with former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams on March 3, 2018. The discussion was regarding the Delta Airline and NRA dispute. Most recently she appeared with the host along with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on March 24th supporting the students rally “March for Our Lives” demand for common sense gun reform. The street committee is not mad at someone who has made a visit with the MSNBC host when she spoke for the “MLK Dream Lives” in 2015 work for her.

Sealed responses must be received and time/date stamped by the respective due date shown above, by the Finance Department/Purchasing Division of Columbus Consolidated Government, 100 Tenth Street, Columbus, GA 31901. To obtain specifications, visit the City's website at https://www.columbusga.org/finance/ purchasing/docs/opportunities/Bid_O pportunities.htm, notify the Buyer via email bidopportunities@columbusga.org, fax 706.225.3033 or telephone 706.653.4105.

Andrea J. McCorvey Purchasing Manager

Request for Bids

RFB No. 18-0050 River Road Roundabout Due: May 2, 2018 – 2:30 PM Della Lewis, Buyer Specialist

RFP No. 18-0020 Alcohol Management Services for Columbus Civic Center (Annual Contract) Due: April 27, 2018 – 5:00 PM Sandra Chandler, Buyer

Sealed responses must be received and time/date stamped by the respective due date shown above, by the Finance Department/Purchasing Division of Columbus Consolidated Government, 100 Tenth Street, Columbus, GA 31901. To obtain specifications, visit the City's website at https://www.columbusga.org/finance/purchasing/docs/opportunities/Bid_Opportunities.htm, notify the Buyer via email bidopportunities@columbusga.org, fax 706.225.3033 or telephone 706.653.4105.

Self-Propelled Road Widener Due: April 18, 2018 – 2:30 PM Sandra Chandler, Buyer

RFB No. 18-0048 Elbeco Bodyshield External Vest Carrier (V3110BBlack) Due: April 18, 2018 – 2:30 PM Heather Scheuttig, Buyer

Sealed responses must be received and time/date stamped by the due date shown above, by the Finance Department/Purchasing Division of Columbus Consolidated Government, 100 Tenth Street, Columbus, GA 31901. To obtain specifications, visit the City's website at https://www.columbusga.org/finance/purchasing/docs/opportunities/Bid_Opportunities.htm, notify the Buyer via email schandler@columbusga.org or hscheuttig@columbusga.org, fax 706.225.3033 or telephone 706.653.4105. Andrea J. McCorvey Purchasing Manager

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A VIEW FROM A PEW

THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2018

The First Time I Saw My Father Cry Like many of you there are certain dates in history I will always remember where I was, and what I was doing.

When President Barack Obama was first elected Tuesday, November 4, 2008 I was at the Democratic headquarters on Macon Road. It was located in an office space in the same strip mall as the now empty Kmart store.

On the morning of September 11, 2001 when the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda flew their planes into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center, I was at work at the Ledger Enquirer and watched the towers fall on the television in the cafeteria. When the space shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986 I was a thirty-year-old Program Operations Director with the North Central YMCA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My staff and I watched in the lobby as just 73 seconds after liftoff seven crew members including Christa McAuliffe a teacher from New Hampshire and Ronald McNair an African American mission specialist. I remember my family gathered around our black and white TV in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Wednesday, August 28, 1963 as we watched Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his “I have A Dream” speech.

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 I was a seven-year-old elementary student living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when my teacher received word from the principals office and shared the tragic news with us. It was, however, Thursday April 4, 1968 that will always be a day I will remember. I was twelve years old. It was the first time I ever saw my father cry. Again our family was gathered around our black and white TV watching the nightly news when Walter Cronkite, then anchor of the “CBS Evening News” came on the air with the following report:

"Dr. Martin Luther King, the apostle of non-violence in the civil rights movement, has been shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee," Cronkite said. "Police have issued an allpoints bulletin for a welldressed, young white man seen running from the scene. Officers also reportedly chased and fired on a radio-equipped car containing two white men." "Dr. King was standing on the balcony of a second-floor hotel room tonight when, according to a companion, a shot was fired from across the street. In the friend's words, the bullet exploded in his face," Cronkite reported. As Cronkite finished I heard a sigh and then cries behind me.

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As I turned around I saw tears streaming from my fathers face and then I began to cry. Not so much for Dr. King but for the pain I felt for my father.

Our family spent the rest of the evening glued to the TV as they replayed Kings final speech that he gave the night before. Fifty years later I still remember that night as if it were yesterday. I will forever remember seeing my fathers tears and hearing these words: “Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind.”

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land! “ “And so I'm happy, tonight.

I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

Wane A. Hailes


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2018 Our Vote Counts

April 12, 2018

Columbus Technical College is Hiring!

We are looking for qualified candidates for the following positions: Adult Education Intake Specialist Automotive Collision Repair Instructional Aide Bookstore Cashier Culinary Arts Degree Program Adjunct Instructor Dental Assisting Adjunct Didactic Instructor Dental Hygiene Adjunct Clinical Didactic Instructor Esthetics Adjunct Instructor Funeral Service Education Instructor Program Director Instructional Aide – Carpentry Instructional Aide – Machine Tool Technology Program Instructional Aide (Part-time) - Cosmetology Program Instructional Aide (Part-time) – Culinary Arts Program Interpreter Part Time Instructor (Adjunct) Part-Time Technical Instructor– Physical Therapy Assistant Instructor/Program Director Practical Nursing Technical InstructorPre-Engineering Part-time Instructor Welding & Joining Adjunct Instructor

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For more details and to apply for these positions, please go to www.columbustech.edu and click “CTC Careers.” Columbus Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


THURSDAY April 12, 2018

A Candid Conversation With

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George Washington Carver High School Students By Wane A. Hailes

I recently sat down with students from

Nailah Strother - Senior

Reina Brinson - Freshman

George Washington Carver High School to get their opinion on a number of current events that included: The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; Gun Violence Reform; The March For Our Lives Movement and Donald Trump. Thanks to guidance counselor Shari Thomas for making the opportunity possible. Due to space restraints we have provided the comments that best reflected the sentiments of the group.

Relating to the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High school: “I felt given the school and the Parkland police department had recieved multiple tips about the behavior of the shooter they have to share some responsibility for the lives that were lost on that day.” “Not that our school is perfect nor do I feel what happened at Stoneman Douglas High school couldn’t happen here, but I feel the students here at Carver are a real close knit group. If we were aware of someone that was displaying that type of behavior we would have no problem informing the administration and believing they would address it seriously.”

Regarding Gun Violence Reform: “I believe we have to take a serious look at our current gun laws and make some changes. We need stricter laws which should include a broader background check that would encompass divulging any mental health issues an individual might have.” Jeremiah Jones - Senior

Kayla Banks - Sophmore

“I agree. Think about it. We all complain about how inconvenient it is for us when we are traveling at airports but if taking off our shoes and belts and placing our electronic devices in a separate bin keeps someone from getting a bomb on a plane I’m not mad about that.”

The effectiveness of “The March for our lives Movement”: “I think the “March For Our Lives Movement” has already made an impact on the leaders. As I watched how many young people participated when they marched on our nations capital it made me feel like we do have a voice. The

more of us that get involved the more our leaders have to listen to us.”

“We are already making a difference, especially in Florida. As the result of the Parkland students protest the Florida passed a three-day waiting period to buy a firearm, a minimum age of 21 to buy any gun and a voluntary statewide program to train school personnel to carry concealed weapons.” I believe this is just the beginning. If we keep up the fight these changes can become law all across the country.”

Thoughts on Donald Trump: “First of all he needs to stop all of his incessant tweeting. Not only do I feel it’s embarrassing but it makes our country look bad to others around the world.”

Dexter Moore - Senior

“He’s acting like a teenager. He needs to spend less time concerned with tweeting and more time working on solving the concerns of everyday citizen.”

I’m concerned about his actions and rhetoric concerning nuclear warfare. It appears he is begging for a nuclear war with North Korea. His tweet calling the North Korea leader “Rocket” man and his subsequent one basically stating that “my button is bigger than yours”, is scary. I mean if we launch ours and they launch theirs that could be the end for all of us.”

While I had their attention I asked them to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. I appreciated that they were aware of the importance of the date and how significant his contribution to the history of the United States has enabled them to live a better life than many of those who came before them. I left the school and my visit with these future leaders with the knowledge that contrary to what we may have been led to believe they are not all lazy, entitled and self-absorbed. History dictates that young people have always led social change and today’s youth are no different. As they continue to find their purpose I have no doubt they will make life better for all of us.

Teriyana McCroy - Senior

Riana Williams - Sophmore

Ms. Shari Thomas, Guidance Counselor


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COVER STORY

Meet Tasheé Singleton

April 12, 2018

Director of Public Housing Operations The Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia

By Wane A. Hailes The Courier

Tashee Singleton, Director of Public Housing Operations oversees what was formally known as Public Housing. For those who may not be aware, the Columbus Housing authority has been transitioning from traditional Public Housing to affordable housing which is project based vouchers plus tax credit. “Currently, according to Singleton, there are only three public housing communities left which include: Chase, Elizabeth Canty and Warren Williams and they are in the process of being transitioned as well. Eventually Columbus will no longer have public housing as it has been known in the past.”

Singleton, a military brat, is originally from Petersburg, Virginia. Her family had been stationed in Oklahoma, Germany and Ft. Benning when she was in elementary school. When her father decided to retire he decided to do so in Oklahoma. Not wanting to be too close to family she decided that she would move to Columbus and attend college. A 2003 graduate of Columbus State University with a B.A. degree in Accounting with a minor in Computer information Systems she received her first job at the university in their Real Estate Foundation Properties.

In 2010 she joined the Housing Authority as the comptroller and remained in that position until May of 2014 at which time the Housing Authority decided to divide the responsibility of the housing communities into two positions and she assumed one of the positions as Director of Public Housing Operations.

Today, in her current capacity, she supervises 32 individual and oversees all of the affordable housing communities in Columbus except Arbor Pointe, South Commons and Patriot Pointe.


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C OVER S TORY

April 12, 2018

Gofundme Is Not Life Insurance far less difficult for most people to deal with than trying to get a handle on how much coverage they need and why. Over the next few articles we will discuss 10 misconceptions surrounding life insurance (and the realities).

By Carl Brown Special To The Courier Over the next several articles we are going to discuss the importance of planning and getting past some myths about Life Insurance. We have to do better!!! Top 10 Life Insurance Myths Life Insurance is complex, and there is no one –size-fits-all advice. Do not let misunderstandings stop you from choosing the right coverage.

Life insurance is not a simple product. Even term life policies have many elements that must be considered carefully in order to arrive at the proper type and amount of coverage. But the technical aspects of life insurance are

Myth No 1: If I am single and don’t have dependents, I don’t need life insurance. Even single people should have at least enough life insurance to cover the costs of personal debts, medical and funeral bills. If you have no insurance you may leave a legacy of unpaid expenses for your family or friends to deal with. Plus, this can be a good way for lowerincome singles to leave a legacy to a favorite charity, church or other cause.

Myth No 2: My life insurance coverage needs to be twice my annual salary. The amount of life insurance you need depends on your specific situation. There are many factors to consider. In addition to paying medical and funeral bills,

you may need to pay off your mortgage and provide for your family for many years especially if you have small children. A simple cash-flow analysis can help determine the amount of insurance you need.

Myth No 3: My term life insurance coverage at work is sufficient Maybe and maybe not. For a single person of modest means, employer-paid or provided term coverage may actually be enough. But if you have a spouse or dependents, or know that you will need coverage upon your death to pay estate taxes or other bills then

additional coverage may be necessary. Also not all coverage on the job leaves with you when you leave that job or retire. You need to know what the rules are that apply to your current coverage on the job. Next we will discuss myths 4-7

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THE E-REPORT

WITH EMANI SUNDAY SEWELL

April 12, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT - CULTURE - TRENDS The Growing Success of Tyrome Tukes and Medallion Entertainment things and different ways to be successful. We had a few people involved: Hood Entertainment, which was a very pivotal part in which were trying to do, and Isaiah Crowell, who plays for the NFL.”

Entertainment is about sustaining the attention and enjoyment of your target audience, and Tyrome Tukes along with Medallion Entertainment manages to bring the heart of entertainment everywhere they create and promote a show. The continuous talk throughout the city is still buzzing about Medallion Entertainment and their March Madness concert series that brought heavy hitters like Yo Gotti, Black Youngsta, Moneybag YO, Peewee Longway and others to Columbus’ Civic Center. With varying ticket prices of $200 for VIP, $ 87.50-floor seats, $67.50 lower-level seats, and $45.50 upper-level seats, attendance reached beyond 8500 for the headlining event. Special guests like Columbus native NFL players Isaiah Crowell, Gabe Wright, and Quan Bray were also attendance, as well as local djs and TV personalities like Love and H i p H o p ’s Ly r i c a Anderson. The March Madness Concert Series lived up to its name while creating positive economic impact for local businesses and producing official after parties at After 5 Bar and the Sound Factory. Not only was this a suc-

cessful event for the 10-year-entertainment company, but it also was a night with no violence or conflict.

“When we built this show we wanted to do something different, and we figured what better place to bring it other than the civic center where we can give something back to the people. We knew it was going to be successful when we first talked about it, but we didn’t know it was going to be as big as it progressed”, says Tyrome Tukes, the man behind the brand and Miaminative entrepreneur that brings all of his ideas into fruition with the help of his like-minded team. For ten years, Medallion Entertainment has managed to cultivate and host some of the greatest events in the city. “When you look at everything, everything is a planning stage. You have a team and people that you can consult with. Not only my partners that I do business with, but I also incorporate other entrepreneurs that want to be a part of what I’m doing. Then we have the athletes that want to expand their brand. So we all sit down and think about different

When many people think of Tyrome Tukes and Medallion Entertainment, they also remember Club Medallion, which reigned supreme as the go-to spot for weekends until it became outshined by its negative publicity surrounding physical and gun violence. Prior to Tukes inheritance of the nightclub, it was formally known as Club Majestic and Majestic Sports Bar and the same issues existed then. After repeated efforts to disassociate the negative connotation of the club, even with major adjustments, Tukes decided to permanently close the doors to Club Medallion. “I’ve gotten older, wiser, and I saw an opportunity and pursued it. I was in the business of making money and of course giving the city something different. It was good at the time; it was even a different look,” Tukes explains, “I received the business as what it was, and I tried to change it around and give it a new flavor and get the mature crowd. I realized later down the line that these people, the same crowd, are still going to come. I just had to pull away from certain things.”

Contrary to the stigma of Club Medallion, Medallion Entertainment proves to provide the complete opposite while simultaneously providing opportunities for other entrepreneurs and others within the communities of their events. “They say that black people can’t get together under one roof, but we can. Rap show, urban show, it doesn’t matter the type of show. As long as we do something for a common cause, we can

make it work. And we have a strong following here at Medallion Entertainment,” says Tukes. In fact, this year will mark the third for Medallion Entertainment’s Soulfest at the Civic Center expected September 1st. Soulfest caters to the older crowd and true old school with classic rhythm and blues headliners such as Lenny Williams, Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, and others alike. Thus far, Soulfest has only been in Columbus, GA, and Opelika, AL, but Medallion Entertainment is looking forward to expanding to other cities and larger markets. “If the crowd and the people want it and if it’s a need for it, we will take Soulfest anywhere. We will go to the moon if they want it up there.”

In addition to providing outlets for the communities he serves through Medallion Entertainment, Tyrome Tukes also looks to assist with forthcoming Ayden Lounge that will be the center of “grown and sexy” entertainment for the 25 and up in downtown Columbus as a manager and partner. It will be a “nice quaint spot where you can come in, relax, sit back and enjoy some live music,” explains Tukes, “This is going to be a consistent thing and this lounge is going to open very soon.” With all of the current happenings of Tyrome Tukes and Medallion Entertainment, it’s only a matter of time until both entities become even better known throughout the world of entertainment. Be sure to stay updated with the latest information on shows, opportunities, and other event collaborations by following: ‘MedallionEntertainment’ on Instagram and Facebook. "Emani Sunday Sewell is a Columbus native who is easily considered a "Jackie of all trades". With broad experience in everything media and entertainment, there is simply nothing she cannot do. She has managed to work with brands like: iHeartMedia, local branches of FOX, AMB Sports & Entertainment, Kontrol Magazine, A3C Music Festival & Conference, and more. She currently serves as a freelance multimedia journalist and content curator. Be on the lookout for her latest updates by following Emani on all mediums of social media @EmaniSunday."


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COVER STORY The Unspoken Truth - About Hair Loss

Recently, as the result of an unfortunate incident, local news anchor Dee Armstrong was forced to address a personal issue she has struggled with; Alopecia: excessive or abnormal hair loss. We applaud Dee for the professional and courageous manner in which she handled herself and the situation. It is because we know there are others who may be suffering in silence from this disease we asked “Hair Recovery Specialist”, Rachel Adkins to address this form of hair loss.

By Rachel Adkins Special To The Courier

Are you overwhelmed by all the online videos about the so-called latest and greatest hair loss products? How do we end the vicious cycle??? At the end of this article, you can breathe a sigh of relief. This article will equip everyone with accurate information based on the “TRUTH.”

Hair loss is not a male disease. Women make up a significant percentage of hair loss sufferers. “Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40,” according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Unfortunately, society has forced women to suffer in silence. It is considered far more acceptable for men to go through the same hair loss issues. Unfortunately, the medical community pays little attention to women's hair loss. As we well know, sadly many resort to masking their hair and/or scalp challenges with hair units (wigs) or extensions, in some

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cases exacerbating the issue. Since hair loss is not life-threatening, some physicians often overlook a woman's complaint about hair loss. This oversight offers very little hope for recovery.

Comprehension of hair loss is one thing, however, the solution is entirely different. First let’s discuss the word Alopecia, which is often misunderstood and often a taboo word. According to Melloni, B. J., Eisner, G. M., & Dox, I. (2001). The HarperCollins illustrated medical dictionary, “Alopecia is the medical term for excessive or abnormal hair loss.” There are different kinds of Alopecia (hair loss). Traction Alopecia occurs when excessive tension is placed on the hair and scalp, signs of hair loss usually occur at the forehead and temples-the areas where hair is pulled the tightest in braiding and styling. With Alopecia Totalis, hair is lost from the entire head, and with Alopecia Universalis all hair is lost from the entire body. Hair loss occurs in isolated patches with Alopecia Areata. What all hair loss has in common, whether it's in men or women, is that it is generally indicative of unbalances within your body system(s). Healthy hair and scalp start from within. Your hair will remain on your head where it belongs if hormone imbalance, disease, or some other condition is not occurring. That condition

may be as simple as having a gene that makes you susceptible to male or female pattern baldness or one of the forms of alopecia, or it may be as complex as a whole host of diseases.

Fortunately, hair loss may also be a symptom of a short-term event such as Chronic or Traumatic stress, Pregnancy, and the taking of certain medications. In these situations, hair will often (though not always) grow back when the event has passed. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) “there are approximately 30 conditions that cause hair loss in women, and many can be resolved with proper treatment.” To name a few; hormones, medications, poor nutrition, improper hair management and diseases can cause a change in hair growth and shedding phases. When growth and shedding are out of sync hair loss will become visible. Once the cause is dealt with, many times hairs will go back to their random pattern of growth and shedding, and the hair loss problem

stops. Unfortunately, for some women, hair loss becomes a lifelong struggle.

The “TRUTH” is, a certain amount of hair loss is normal. However, excessive hair loss and hair thinning is an indication that something is wrong. “Most people normally shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day; however, you need not be alarmed unless hair loss is visible. That generally occurs when the shedding rate begins to exceed the rate of regrowth “ according to Olsen, E. A. (2003). Disorders of hair growth: Diagnosis and Treatment. At this juncture, notable signs of hair loss may be apparent. Not every person loses hair in the same way. Not everyone has the same physical symptoms. Androgenetic Alopecia, a common type of hair loss, often referred to as Male-pattern and Femalepattern baldness is usually noticed throughout the scalp, as portions on the top of the scalp become more exposed. Dealing with Hair Loss For women, hair loss can be disturbing. Women feel a unique sense of shame exacerbated by the strong correlation between beauty and having a full head of hair. For men, a bald shaved head is common. For women, the social stigma associated with baldness erodes confidence.

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PAGE 15 Extensive Hair loss does not 'hurt' physically, but has a huge impact emotionally and mentally. Hair loss can be psychologically difficult for men, women, and children. There’s a great deal of pressure in our culture to look good. Some equate looking good with having a full head of hair. Therefore it is only natural for those suffering from hair loss to feel less than their best.

As we well know, the media distorts one’s view of beauty, and self-esteem thereby creating insecurities. Having a healthy sense of beauty starts with a healthy and balanced view of one’s self. We must replace what society views as beautiful with ”TRUTH”. We have to step up our “Self-talk” and re-education of the next generation. That; “Hair does not make or define a person” and “Beauty is found within” and “Attitude and character are what really attract people to us” and “All hair is good hair.” Now that is “TRUTH”! Take Action! If you've noticed a slow, steady thinning of your hair, or more hair in your hairbrush or comb in the morning, it's important to take a balanced, informed approach to dealing with your hair loss. The important thing is to take action

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when you first notice signs of hair loss, the earlier you address your hair loss concerns, the greater chance of recovery. There are solutions for those experiencing baldness or hair loss. Some orally administered high-quality natural dietary supplements and therapeutic grade essential oils may be advised. Laser hair therapy, self-care and stress

management techniques, hair and scalp therapy products and treatments, cranial prosthesis and customized hair units are non-invasive viable options. Some types of hair loss, such as with stressinduced or postpartum pattern baldness, are naturally reversed over time with no intervention beyond stress management techniques. If you've been dealing with hair loss,

“RETOOL-4-SCHOOL” Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Epsilon Eta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. provided students with school supplies to complete the second semester of the year. While most of the focus is at the beginning of the year with the “Back to School Bashes” and “Stuff the Bus” Campaigns; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority decided to address the

need for materials to complete the year. School supplies and backpacks were presented to the students and teachers at Dorothy Height Elementary in February, where Mr. Eddie Lindsey is the principal. Many thanks to Walmart, Airport Thruway, State Farm Insurance, Mr. Kevin Buffington, Agent,

WellCare, Mr. Ndubisi, Frank Chester Senior Center, Joy Hendrix, Director, Family Dollar; Ms. Matthews and Zeta Amicae for making this endeavor a success. To support next year’s school supplies drive, please contact any member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority or email us at epsilonetazeta54@gmail.com.

April 12, 2018 you should know that there are many safe and effective treatments and resources that may be utilized. You are not alone if you are losing your hair. Millions of people deal with hair loss every day. The good news is that there is more help available to stop, and in some cases, reverse the symptoms of hair loss. The first step should always be an appointment with your family physician. Some cases of hair loss are caused by serious health conditions, so you will want to rule these diseases out before you start looking for the right treatment. Once that is assessed, a visit to a Hair Recovery Specialist is highly advised. To learn more about our Hair and Scalp Therapy Treatment Program and how we’ve seen many cases resolved with our Multi-Therapy Approach visit our website at www.TheHairWellnessGroup.com to schedule your Consultation today! Rachel Adkins, Hair Recovery Specialist Wellness Advocate The Hair Wellness Group 300 14th St Columbus, GA 31901 www.TheHairWellnessGroup.com clientcare@thehairwellnessgroup.com P: 334.520.0767


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The Greater Columbus Club of BPW Holds Financial Workshop

The Greater Columbus Club of BPW held a financial workshop at the Macon Road Library Saturday April 7, 2018. The facilitator for the workshop was Hyacinth Henderson with the Henderson Financial Group out of Florida. Pictured is from left to right on the bottom Angela Campbell, Lois Williams, President, Hyacinth Henderson, Facilitator, Brenda Tharpe, Jewell Rowell, and Olivia Rutledge, on top Jannette Pruitt, Phyllis Jones, Jackie Gallett, and DaMonica Cannon.

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Pagina 4 cualquier confusión y aumentar el uso de herramientas que le puede ayudar a mejorar sus opciones para vivienda asequible. Para más información, se pueden comunicar a través del 706324-4663 o visite nuestra página electrónica: www.nwcolumbus.org. Crédito a NeighborWorks América por proveer el resume de los resultados logrados.

ENGLISH By Kathy Rosado Service Line Manager NeighborWorks Special To The Courier Préstamos Estudiantiles y la Compra de Vivienda

La Quinta Encuesta Anual de Vivienda Nacional de NeighborWorks América, publicada el pasado 27 de septiembre de 2017, demuestra que el sueño de ser dueño de vivienda sigue fuerte con un 93% de los adultos encuestados indicando que “ser dueño de vivienda es una parte importante del sueño americano”. Sin embargo, un porciento significativo de adultos, quienes actualmente tienen préstamos estudiantiles, están preocupados de que su deuda pueda dificultar su oportunidad de lograr ser dueño de vivienda en el futuro. Además, existe la idea de que el proceso de préstamo hipotecario es uno complicado. La realidad es que pocos consumidores saben en donde conseguir los consejos o recomendaciones de cuales pasos son necesarios para cualificar o para comprar una vivienda. Estos factores son solo algunas de las fuerzas que impiden que el mercado de la vivienda logre una recuperación más robusta y amplia. La encuesta formuló preguntas que demostraban hasta qué punto la desinformación sobre el crédito y los pagos iniciales requeridos afectaban los objetivos de la compra de una vivienda, y cuánto la carga de la deuda de los préstamos estudiantiles está posponiendo ser dueño de una vivienda. En el 2017 encontró que 29% de los adultos conocían a alguien que demoro el proceso para compra una vivienda por causa de su préstamo estudiantil, comparado a 30% en el 2016* y 28% en el 2015*. Entre los milenios (adultos entre 18-34), 38% conocían a alguien que demoro el proceso para comprar

una vivienda por causa de su préstamo estudiantil. Consecuentemente, no es una sorpresa que 80% de los adultos con préstamos estudiantiles y 88% de los milenios reportaron estar preocupados con su deuda parte o la mayor parte del tiempo. Entretanto, la dificultad percibida del proceso hipotecario como complicado podría disminuir el interés para comprar vivienda, a pesar de que históricamente los intereses hipotecarios son las más bajas. Aproximadamente 74% de los adultos indican estar en acuerdo o algo en acuerdo que “el proceso hipotecario es complicado”, en comparación con 67% en el 2016* y 70% en el 2015*. Sin embargo, ser dueño de vivienda sigue siendo una meta para la mayoría de las personas y es reconocido como la fuente clave de estabilidad financiera. La encuesta encontró que 81% de todos los adultos y 71% de los milenios creen que tener un hogar aumenta la estabilidad financiera. Esa creencia respalda el apoyo de NeighborWorks América hacia una variedad de programas, como NeighborWorks Columbus, que ayudan a los consumidores a entender el proceso de compra de vivienda, desarrollar presupuestos razonables y se preparan para lo que generalmente es la mayor compra que hacen los adultos en sus vidas. NeighborWorks Columbus es parte de la Red Nacional NeighborWorks América y está disponible para proveerle a los consumidores con recursos de capacidad financiera, consejería financiera y proveer información sobre oportunidades de asistencia para el pago inicial. Estamos disponibles para clarificar

Student Loans and Homeownership NeighborWorks America 5th Annual National Housing survey, released on September 27, 2017, demonstrated that the homeownership dream remains strong with 93% of adults surveyed indicating, “Homeownership is an important part of the American dream”. Nevertheless, a significant other percent of adults, who currently have student loan debt, are worried that their debt will hinder their opportunity towards achieving homeownership in the future. Furthermore, there is a belief that the loan process is complicated. The reality is that few consumers know where to get the necessary advice or recommendations about what steps are needed to qualify or how to buy a home. These are just a few factors that are keeping the housing market from achieving a more robust, broad-based recovery. The survey asked questions that demonstrated the extent to which misinformation about credit and required down payments is affecting homebuying goals, and how much the burden of student loan debt is postponing homeownership. It found that in 2017, 29 percent of adults knew someone who delayed the purchase of a home because of student loan debt, compared to 30 percent in 2016* and 28 percent in 2015*. Among millennials (adults ages 18-34), 38 percent knew someone who delayed buying a home because of student loan debt.

12 de abril 2018 percent of millennials reported worrying about their debt some, most or all of the time. Meanwhile, the perceived difficulty of the homebuying process may be diminishing interest for homeownership, despite historically low mortgage rates. Approximately 74 percent of adults said they strongly or somewhat agree "the homebuying process is complicated," up from 67 percent in 2016* and 70 percent in 2015*. Nevertheless, homeownership remains a goal for most people and is recognized as a key source of financial stability. The survey found 81 percent of all adults and 71 percent of millennials believe owning a home increases financial stability. That belief is behind NeighborWorks America's support of a range of programs, such as NeighborWorks Columbus, that help consumers understand the homebuying process, develop reasonable budgets and prepare for what is usually the biggest purchase adults make in their lifetimes. NeighborWorks Columbus is part of the NeighborWorks America network and is available to provide the consumers with financial capability resources, financial coaching and provide information on opportunities for down payment assistances. We are here to clarify any confusion and increase the use of tools that can help improve access to affordable options. For more information, please give us a call at 706-324-4663 or visit our website: www.nwcolumbus.org. Credit to NeighborWorks America for providing the summary of the results obtained.

Consequently, it is no surprise that 80 percent of adults with student loan debt and 88


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