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GOOD NEWS YOU CAN USE! Harlem Holistic Wellness Week begins this week. This is the week where you can discover holistic practitioners, organizations and businesses in the community. See the calendar on page 15. The Links held their annual Spring Luncheon fundraiser earlier this month in order to raise money to fund their charitable events which includes scholarships to youth. Jennifer Cunningham covered this event for the Harlem Community News. (see page 3). Derrel Johnson was “On the Scene” for the Dress For Success annual gala fundraiser/ (see page 12). If you enjoy the pages of this publication, don’t miss another issue - subscribe today. (see subscription form on page 23). If you own a business or have an event coming up, consider advertising. If you have some ideas of how we can improve what we do, let us know. Email us today at harlemnewsinc@aol.com Thank you to all who have generously supported me while I am going through my battle with cancer. Continue your prayers for my recovery. I am also including in my prayers all those who I have learned who are on a similar journey with me. We are all in God’s hand

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Northside Center Annual Fundraising Gala

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with its strong and passionate Board

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of Directors led by Michael Gold-

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stein (former CEO of Toys “R” Us,

held their 2017 annual fundrais-

Inc.), Council of Advisors, as well

ing gala titled “Unmasking our

as dedicated staff, volunteers and so

Future” at The Pierre Hotel on

many other contributors, the center

the upper East Side of Manhat-

now provides quality programs and

tan.

Northside Center provides

services to our children and families

children and families the support

in Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

they need to overcome adversity

Today through their headquarters

and thrive. The center provides

and head start centers in East Har-

high-quality behavioral, mental

lem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, 4,000

health and education services to

children and families are serviced

assist struggling children to move

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Monday

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By Raymond Lewis

forward... away from the ill-ef-

The Gala’s Master of ceremo-

fects of poverty and racism; to-

nies was Maurice DuBois from

ward a future limited only by the

Channel 2 News.

scope of their dreams.

after school drummers performed.

Howard Sloan (in memoriam)

Achievement Awards; they are

Cynthia Foster Curry – Pres-

ney Kevin Porter and his lovely

The center was founded in 1946

Dr. Dye and Mr. Goldstein spoke

– received the Community Com-

NYC real estate moguls who

ident of Office Brokerage for

wife Rachel during dinner. When

by the legendary psychologist cou-

briefly and the honorees were

mitment Award for 57 years of ser-

have shown they aren’t too big

Colliers USA, the third largest

I asked him what brought him out

ple Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark and

brought up one by one. The room

vice to Northside Center. The late

to generously give of their time,

publicly traded real estate service

he stated how he used to be on

her husband Dr. Kenneth B. Clark

was filled with their co-workers,

Howard Sloan served as the cen-

talents and resources as well as

company.

the center’s board and presently

and has been providing the chil-

friends and family; a further tes-

ter’s chairman of the board from

encourage their respective staffs

dren of Harlem with mental health

tament to their love and devotion

1960 through 1966 and continued

to do likewise. They are:

assistance at their East 110th Street

for Northside’s mission to provide

to support the center until he passed

headquarters for the past 71 years.

quality programs and services.

away in January 2016.

The center’s

Under its current Executive Direc-

The honorees were:

tor and CEO, Dr. Thelma Dye along

Barbara

Bartlett

The other three honorees reSloan

&

Bruce Mosler – Chairman of

serves as the center’s attorney. It

Global Brokerage of Cushman &

shows how people who care con-

Howard M. Lorber – Chair-

Wakefield Inc., the world’s largest

tinue to care and don’t give up

men of Douglas Elliman, one of

independent real estate services

their involvement; they found an-

the nation’s oldest and largest real

firm.

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arlem EatUp! festival co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz announce the lineup of The Harlem Stroll, featuring the Ultimate Grand Tasting, Marketplace and The EatUp! Main Stage presented by Macy’s on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Harlem Stroll, which takes place at Morningside Park, brings together a selection of the sights, flavors and sounds of Harlem from artists of the kitchen, canvas and stage. The Harlem Stroll offers something for everyone, including: The Ultimate Grand Tasting (ticketed) features a walk-around tasting present-

ing a collection of Harlem’s favorite restaurants accompanied by an assortment of fine wines, beers and cocktails, in an all-you-can-eat format. The Marketplace (free admission) offers a pay-asyou-go selection of signature dishes from notable Harlem restaurants, food vendors, a wine and beer garden and the EatUp! Main Stage presented by Macy’s. Attendees can also purchase a

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Barilla Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni • Darryl Burnette of Belle Harlem and Food Network star Donatella Arpaia featuring wines from Bordeaux • Karl Franz Williams of Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall and Cooking Channel’s Roger Mooking of Twist • Marcus Samuelsson and Corporate Chef of R&D at Unilever Chris Bilyk • Brian Washington Palmer of Sexy Taco/ Dirty Cash and Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop • Leticia “Skai” Young & Chef Raymond Zamanta Mohan of LoLo’s Seafood Shack and Chef and Cookbook Author Pierre Thiam The Ultimate Grand Tasting presents a collec-

tion of Harlem’s favorite restaurants accompanied by an assortment of fine wines, beers and cocktails, in an all-you-can-eat taste-around format ($85/person, general admission, and $110/ person, Throwdown ticket package). Ultimate Grand Tasting restaurants and purveyors scheduled to serve signature bites include: babbalucci, Belle Harlem, Bier International, blujeen, BO’s Bagels, BLVD Bistro, Chaiwali, Egunsi Foods, Harlem Chocolate Factory, Harlem Pizza Co, Harlem Burger Co, Harlem Shake, Harlem Tavern, La Chula, Lady Lexis Sweets, LoLo’s Seafood Shack, Madison Street Bakehouse, Melba’s Restaurant, Mere Viola’s Sweet Delight, Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread,

MIST, Oso Harlem, Red Rooster, Row House, Safari, Savann Restaurant, Seasoned Vegan, Settepani, Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash, Shake Shack, Sisters Caribbean Cuisine, Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall, Streetbird Rotisserie, SpaHa Soul, Tastings Social presents Mountain Bird, The Edge, The Roast NYC, Tsion Café & Bakery, Uptown Veg. Juice Bar, and ZOMA. The Bordeaux Wine School will also offer 30-minute 101 Bordeaux Wine classes at the Ultimate Grand Tasting. For the full schedule, please visit https://harlemeatup.com/. Tickets are available for purchase and you can view free activities at www.HarlemEatUp.com.


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EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS® TEAMED UP WITH FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY TO ‘PRODUCE’ A HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION FOR SENIOR MOMS

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n honor of Mother’s Day,  Edible Arrangements® teamed up with Food Bank For New York City and donated 200 cases of fresh strawberries, mangoes and other assorted fresh produce for distribution to senior moms at Food Bank’s Neighborhood Center for Adults 60+ and other members of the community. The cases of produce were unloaded in the morning and distributed throughout the day. Edible Arrangements® also gave senior moms a lesson on how to make their own edible arrangements with strawberries and chocolates!  All shared their best Mother’s Day moments! One in every five seniors rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.  Poverty often limits the choices a family can make for the dinner table and is linked to many diet-related diseases. 

Fresh produce is the second most requested food item in Food Bank’s network of 1,000 charities and schools. Food Bank – the largest single provider of fresh produce in NYC, distributes 20 million pounds of fresh produce annually throughout its citywide network. Today, 90 percent of pantries distribute produce. Food Bank also provides both the education and nutritious options needed by charities to serve this vulnerable older population. 

The Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements®, Taniq Farid, credits his mother for encouraging his dreams. He is making this donation on Mother’s Day in her memory, and to honor moms across the country who work so hard to support their families and who may not be able otherwise to afford fresh produce regularly. Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the

five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 62.5 million free meals for New Yorkers in

need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. With more than 1,300 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the world’s largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Edible Arrangements® store locations also carry the company’s rapidly expanding Edible To Go®

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IN 2017 STATE OF BLACK AMERICA REPORT, BLACKS SHOW SLIGHT GAINS By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

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n their annual State of Black America report, called “Protect Our Progress,” the National Urban League (NUL) suggested that the nation should invest in a “Main Street Marshall Plan” that would solidify gains made by Black Americans during the Obama Administration. The plan includes many policy ideas the NUL has proposed in previous reports including funding for expanding pre-K, increased Pell grant funding, increasing the minimum wage, and funding for summer jobs. “During the Obama era, the economy added 15 million new jobs, the Black unemployment rate dropped and the high school graduation rate for African Americans soared. Now that progress, and much more, is threatened,” said Marc Morial, the president and CEO of the National Urban League, during a brief press conference about the release of the 2017 report.

By the metrics the report used to assemble their data, the 2017 State of Black America report concluded that: • The overall equality index for African Americans is 72.3 percent, up from 72.2 percent the year before; • The social justice index for Black Americans dipped from 60.9 percent to 57.4 percent; • The health index for Black Americans grew from 79.4 percent in 2016 to 80 percent in the 2017 report. Morial also suggested that recent activism against many of the Trump Administration’s proposals, including massive cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, have been delayed or blocked completely. “Because of the vital work of the Urban League and other civil rights activists the administration has backed off of many of their first massive proposed cuts,” said Morial.

Marc Morial, the president and CEO of the National Urban League, suggested that recent activism against many of the Trump Administration’s proposals, caused the White House to change course. In this photo, Morial speaks during the “2016 State of Black America” launch event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

“These cuts would be a massive move backwards for African Americans.” Morial has a familiar ask: A $4 trillion investment in education, infrastructure and job training. The “Main Street Marshall Plan” is one of the most detailed proposals impacting African Americans put forward by any civil rights organization in the U.S. “These main streets are in big cities and in small towns…they are where this nation’s poor and middle class live,” said Morial. “We need action and not rhetoric.”

A special about the State of Black America will air on TV One on May 31. Learn more about the 2017 State of Black America report at http:// stateofblackamerica.org. Lauren Victoria Burke is a speaker, writer and political analyst. She appears on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin every Monday. Lauren is also a frequent contributor to the NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com. Connect with Lauren by email at LBurke007@ gmail.com and on Twitter at @LVBurke.

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ere is a question submitted from a prospective home buyer. I am a single parent with one dependent, with an annual income of in the low 50’s and a good credit history. 1) Is there any property in New York City that I can afford? Yes - there are several Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) coop units available within your price range. There is no one website for an entire listing. You must work with a real estate agent specializing in these units. Also register with New York City’s Housing Preservation Department (HPD) at www.nyc.gov/hpd. The city offers several lotteries each year under the affordable homeownership program. This

program was established to assist low income families who are first time home buyers. These units are usually newly constructed and the purchase price is subsidized by the city. It is a good idea to have a pre-approval from an authorized lender before starting this process to know if (1) a lender will finance the mortgage and (2) you can afford the monthly payments. 2) Is there any financial assistance available for a firsttime home buyer? NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Home First Down Payment Assistance Program recently increased the qualifying income limits to 120% of the area median income (AMI); go to the HPD website to see the new limits. The program can provide

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a grant for 6% of the purchase price up to $25,000. The requirements are: (1) be a first-time home buyer; (2) buy in New York City; (3) complete an approved home buyer education workshop; (4) meet the household and income guidelines; (5) use an authorized lender and (6) purchase within price limits. This is a forgivable loan that works as a grant. If the purchased property is your primary residence for a minimum of 15 years, you will not have to repay it. For more information on these programs, attending the workshop or questions related to the home buying process or foreclosure prevention, contact Rev. Charles Butler at (212) 281-4887 ext. 231 or email cbutler@hcci.org.

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May 19 6pm Annual Commemoration of the Birth of elHajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X). Our annual commemoration of the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) will explore his legacy as it directly reflects the state of Black America today. Free admission. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd)

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May 18-21 Harlem EatUp! festival co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz announced that tickets are on sale for the third annual festival by visiting www.harlemeatup.com. Harlem EatUp! is a celebration of Harlem’s rich culture, art and rapidly growing culinary scene. The four-day festival will take place throughout the neighborhood, with events that include Dine-Ins at some of Harlem’s restaurants featuring guest chefs, and a two-day outdoor Grand Tasting at Morningside Park, one of the neighborhood’s most celebrated parks. Among the many restaurants to

be featured this year include: BLVD Bistro, Chaiwali, Harlem Shake, Vinateria, LoLo’s Seafood Shack, Melba’s, Minton’s, Red Rooster, Tastings Social presents Mountain Bird, and more. Additional festival programming, participating chefs and restaurants will be announced throughout the spring. As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the festival’s net proceeds will be donated to Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels. These donations will be disbursed by the newly formed Harlem EatUp! Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen community by supporting the people, cultures and non-profit organizations that empower Harlem. Kicking off the festivities again this year is the always anticipated Dine-In Harlem Series, where for one night only, Friday, May 19, an array of Harlem restaurants and chefs will host acclaimed chefs from NYC and across the country to collaborate on multi-course menus that showcase the unique feel of Harlem’s landscape. Menus will be paired with wines

from the Bordeaux Wine Council, and each dinner will feature dynamic Harlem artists and performers, making Dine In Harlem one of the biggest multi-room dinner parties this season. Some of these collaborative dinners include: Minton’s, hosted by chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson; Streetbird, hosted by chef Aja McWilliams with guest chefs from Four J Foods: Jimmy Bradley, Joey Campanaro, Jonathan Waxman and Jason Giagrande; Mountain Bird, presented by Tasting Social hosted by chef Kenichi Tajima with guest chef Laurent Tourondel; Vinateria, hosted by chef Yvette Leeper-Bueno; Chaiwali hosted by Anita Trehan and guest chef Daniel Holzman from the Meatball Shop; Lolo’s Seafood Shack hosted by Leticia Skai Young and Chef Raymond Zamanta Mohan along with guest chef Dale Talde; and Ginny’s hosted by Marcus Samuelsson with guest chef and artist Roger Mooking and chef Alex Becker Kuro of Seminole Hard Rock. The 2017 Harlem EatUp! Festival will be

made possible, in part, by Founding Sponsor, Citi; and Platinum Sponsors: Aetna, Bordeaux Wine Council, EY and Macy’s. A full list of Festival sponsors is below.Tickets are available for purchase and you can view free activities at www.HarlemEatUp.com. Additional festival programming announcements will be made throughout the spring. Please visit www.HarlemEatUp. com for more information. May 25 7:30pm and 9pm The Legendary Johnny O’Neal. The eminent pianist and vocalist, Johnny O’Neal, brings his trio uptown for one special evening. With his subtle touch and virtuosity, its not a surprise that he’s compared to the greatest of them all, Art Tatum. Join us as his trio offers some of the best jazz in all of New York City. Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Avenue. $15.00 - $20.00. 212.421.3821 - info@ ginnyssupperclub.com June 2 6-10pm First Fridays:LGBT Pride Edition The Schomburg Cen-

ter’s In The Life Archive presents First Fridays: Black Gay Pride Edition, in honor of the black LGBT community and LGBT pride celebrations that occur nationally each June. Join us as we celebrate our great LGBT pioneers and the rich history housed in our In The Life Archive! Groove to the music of DJ Missy B and Craig Nice in the Langston Hughes Lobby and jam to DJ Frankie Paradise in our courtyard as you enjoy our signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our galleries. PLUS, visit our new Black Power! Exhibition on view in the Main Exhibition Hall during its extended viewing hours! There will be free HIV mobile Testing onsite by AIDS Health Care Foundation! Legendary drag performer Harmonica Sunbeam will be hitting the stage for a legendary perfromance and it will be hosed by Dhalimu form Dhali’s Closet and Lee Soulja from Black Pride NYC. Suggested donations are welcome. Dress code is FABULOUS! June 7 7-10pm

Uptown Fridays! Come celebrate the sights and sounds of summer at Uptown Fridays! at The Studio Museum in Harlem! This summer series transforms our courtyard and galleries into a vibrant social hub. Dance to the sounds of Libation’s DJ Ian Friday with Manchildblack, and enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials. Guests are also invited to join free guided tours of our current exhibitions and browse our Museum Store’s incredible selection of books, jewelry, t-shirts and gifts. Bring a friend or come solo and make a few during a festive evening of art and culture! Uptown Fridays! is free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Members receive free admission to all Uptown Fridays! Courtyard of Studio Museum in Harlem (144 W e s t 125th Street) All listings on this calendar are free of charge. To add your listing, please send copy 50 words or less in the format above to harlemnewsinc@aol.com

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he 35th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returned to the Prudential on Saturday, May 13th for the gospel event of the year with a stellar line-up of gospel artists including Donnie McClurkin, Fantasia, Erica Campbell, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Cissy Houston, Israel Houghton, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Bishop Paul Morton, Greater Allen AME Cathedral Choir. “For 35 years, New York Tri State Area McDonald’s has been giving back to the gospel community and we appreciate it,” said A. Curtis Farrow,

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Early Childhood Education is Crucial: How You Can Help (Statepoint)

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helped the charity expand its platform to include Head Start teacher requests. The Head Start study also noted that 93 percent of teachers either considered buying or bought classroom supplies out of their own pockets; 88 percent reported spending up to $500. These figures suggest that pre-K teachers need more resources to give students the best education possible. According to DonorsChoose.org, pre-K teacher requests on their site typically range from books to art supplies, science equipment, field trips and more. How You Can Help The PNC Foundation entered into this alliance as part of the mission of PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million, multi-year bilingual initiative in early childhood

education. A recent donation of $504,000 was used to “flash fund” 849 open preschool teacher requests in PNC’s footprint. Individuals can take advantage of the initiative, too. PNC will match donations dollar-for-dollar for pre-K requests listed on DonorsChoose.org that fall within PNC’s primary footprint in 22 states and the District of Columbia, subject to some restrictions and a maximum dollar amount. Donors can make the most of their support by taking advantage of the match. High-quality early learning prepares children for kindergarten and beyond. When classrooms have the resources they need, teachers are better equipped to inspire a lifelong love of learning.


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6 Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease That May Surprise You (Statepoint)

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hose familiar with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are likely aware of the disorder’s most visible symptoms, including slower movements, impaired balance, rigidity/stiffness and involuntary shaking. However, Parkinson’s, which is a neurodegenerative brain disorder, can cause a range of non-motor symptoms, which can bring about a new set of challenges for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. It’s important to learn more about these non-motor symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions and mood disorders, so you can be sure to discuss them with your doctor. 1. Hallucinations. More

than half of all people with Parkinson’s will experience hallucinations or delusions over the course of their disease. Hallucinations can cause people to see, hear, or experience things that aren’t real. For example, people with Parkinson’s commonly report seeing groups of people or animals that in actuality are not there. As hallucinations become more frequent, people with PD may become unable to distinguish what’s real and what’s imagined and react to their hallucinations. Hallucinations can lead to increased patient and caregiver distress, and even nursing home placement. 2. Delusions. Delusions are false beliefs not supported by evidence, and in people with Par-

kinson’s, delusions often have paranoid themes. For example, a person with Parkinson’s might make accusations about their spouse or someone else trying to access their life savings. Another common delusion is even a longtime spouse committing adultery. Studies have shown that many experiencing these symptoms are not reporting them to their doctors, possibly due to embarrassment or not understanding that the symptoms are associated with PD and the majority of the discussion is focused on motor symptoms. 3. Cognitive Changes. As explained by the National Parkinson Foundation, problems with attention, inability to focus on planning, difficulties with

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memory and language, and personality changes characterize the cognitive changes that can take place over time with PD. 4. Sleep Disorders. A range of sleep disorders are often associated with PD. They include insomnia, restless leg syndrome, talking or moving during sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep disorders can impact overall

health and well-being. 5. Mood Disorders. Depression, anxiety and irritability can also affect those with PD. In fact, one study showed that up to 40 percent of people with Parkinson’s will experience some form of anxiety during the course of their illness. 6. Additional Non-Motor Symptoms. The non-motor symptoms of

PD are numerous, ranging from vision problems to hypertension to loss of sense of smell. These symptoms can also appear before a PD diagnosis and should be noted. More information about Parkinson’s disease and its non-motor symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, can be found at www.parkinson.org. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are different treatment options, as well as assistive devices, to address motor and non-motor symptoms. When people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones report the variety of symptoms that might be associated with the disease, it can help determine what treatment option is best for them.


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SunTrust Park offers baseball and a lot more by Derrel Jazz Johnson

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he Atlanta Braves started the 2017 Major League Baseball in their new home, SunTrust Park, in Cobb County, Georgia, after leaving Turner Field a season ago. We had a chance to visit the new park during a recent Braves series with the New York Mets and here’s what we discovered about the new baseball park. The deepest part of the 41,149 seat park is center, which is 402 feet from home plate, while the closest is right field, only 325 feet away. We took a walk around the park prior to the game and all of the sight lines are magnificent, from behind home plate to the outfield. The seats are also

much closer to the field than the previous home. If you have the kids at SunTrust Park you will be thrilled, but not as much as they will likely be. The new venue features a kid-friendly area called Hope and Will’s Sandlot, which includes zip-lining for kids and a climbing tower, a first of it’s kind inside of a professional sporting arena. Perhaps the biggest reason for the organization’s move to Cobb County is called The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5-million-square-foot space that includes everything from fine-dining, shopping, a performance space, hotel rooms and even residential units. The Coca Cola Roxy is a 3,800 seat theatre in-

side of The Battery Atlanta. The lineup of coming performances at the theatre includes Atlanta hip-hop artist T.I. on June 18. The Coca Cola Roxy was also open postgame on a recent Friday evening with a DJ and food available. Ultimately, if you happen to be in Atlanta and decide to catch a game or you are the type of New York Mets fan that likes to see them on the road, SunTrust Park will keep you entertained before, during and after the game. The Mets return to Atlanta June 9-11 (including a doubleheader on June 10) and September 15-17.

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Moms: Common Reasons You May be Packing on Pounds (Statepoint)

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GOLF INDUSTRY AIMS TO DIVERSIFY “THE GAME OF KINGS” By Michael H. Cottman (Urban News Service)

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to introduce more minority women

greens.

cans play 455 million rounds annu-

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to the “sport of kings.” She said she

Golf Foundation, says strong

ally on 15,350 links, according to

the demographics of it’s players and

has trained more than 250 women

words about an overwhelm-

World Golf Foundation. Golf gen-

staff was first studied in 2003, said

— 95 percent of whom are Black —

erates some $55.6 billion in annual

Diversity Task Force member Dr.

to play golf since she launched her

wages.

Michael Cooper. “I haven’t seen a

group in 2013.

teve Mona, CEO of the World

ingly white, $70 billion business. “The golf industry should look like America,” Mona told Urban

Asked why a white executive

lot of what is supposed to be taking

“I didn’t see any women on the

News Service. “Diversity is funda-

like Mona worries about racial di-

place, and I can’t vouch for golf be-

golf course who looked like me,”

mental to the future success of the

versity, Mona didn’t hesitate. “It’s

coming more inclusive and diverse

Perry said. “I’m creating pathways

golf industry.”

the right thing to do,” he said. “We

than it is,’” Cooper said. “But I do

for women to enter the game. Golf is

Mona, who is White, says that

want to make young people and

have faith in Steve Mona.”

about access. Golf is giving [Black]

when he surveys golf courses around

parents from diverse backgrounds

ship openings now appear on the

sport. About 200,000 Millennial

“With regard to racial diversity,

women access to business relation-

the country, he says he mainly sees

aware that there are 2 million jobs in

careers website its parent company,

golfers walked away in 2013, ac-

this is a work in progress,” said Coo-

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the golf industry.”

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cording to the National Golf Fed-

per, who has played for 48 years. “And

can’t get the jobs if we don’t have

Golf industry reports confirm

He is matching his words with

— Nike Golf now offers a 12-

eration, mainly because of costs in

we have an awful long way to go.”

the relationships.”

Mona’s impression. American golf-

action. He created a Diversity Task

week internship that explores all of

time and money. Golfers between 18

Can Mona convince other golf

Perry, a Tampa resident, first

ers are 77 percent male and 80 per-

Force, established partnerships with

the company’s divisions.

and 34 have drifted off for the last 20

industry leaders to take diversity

took up golf after finding a set of

cent White, according to the 2015

major companies and will host a

The World Golf Foundation also

years, according to NGF research.

seriously?

clubs on the side of the road. When

Golf Diversity & Inclusion Report.

diversity forum in December with

seeks African-Americans and other

Major golf gear manufacturers

“If we don’t have Steve Mona,

Lockheed Martin laid her off from an

Among professional golfers, 75

major industry leaders.

minorities, Mona said, for full-time

also are retrenching. Nike recently

we’re nowhere,” Cooper said. “He’s

executive post in 2012, she used her

percent are male and 86 percent are

Mona plans to create job oppor-

jobs at courses across America, in-

announced that it would stop making

a fair man, and he’s the most com-

severance to start Women of Color

White. And golf-industry workers–

tunities for minorities with a range of

cluding head golf professionals,

golf clubs, balls and bags. Instead,

mitted [White] guy in a leadership

Golf.

every one from caddies to green-

diversity initiatives include:

course superintendents, caddy mas-

Nike will focus on golf attire.

position in the golf industry I’ve

Even former Secretary of State

seen. But can he move this boulder

Condoleezza Rice, an avid golfer,

by himself?”

wants to see more minorities on the

skeepers– are 90 percent male and

— A 10-week paid internship program with the Professional Golf

88 percent White. Golf remains a big business in America. Some 25 million Ameri-

Association Tour. —The Golf Channel’s intern-

ters, and food and beverage manag-

While Tiger Woods remains Earth’s highest-profile black golfer,

ers. These steps are afoot even as younger golfers are leaving the

Mona’s Diversity Task Force con-

Clemmie Perry, the founder of

putting greens. It’s important that

firms just how rare his face is on the

Women of Color Golf, is looking

“golf look like America,” Rice said.

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Sacred Commerce 2017

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bout a year ago, a friend, Johnanne Winchester, suggested that I read a book titled “Sacred Commerce” by Ayman Sawaf and Rowan Gabrielle. Johnanne’s mission is to create a global awareness that health, prosperity and the pursuit of happiness are gifts that should not be limited to just a few in the world, but can be realized by greater numbers in the world populations. “Sacred commerce is

the “party-cipation” of the community in exchange of information, goods, and services that contributes to the revealing of the divine (beauty, goodness, and truth) in all and where spirituality is the bottom line”; according to the research of Sawaf and Gabrielle. Profit is the only bottom line in commerce as we know it today. There are four bottom lines in sacred commerce, they are: people, planet, profit and spirituality. Sacred commerce is not a new age concept. Its practice can be traced back to ancient Egypt around 1500BC where a Merchant Priesthood was developed under the reign of Queen Hatshep-

sut to practice and teach it. Similar to the wisdom in the seven principles of the Kybalion (see www. theartofwarogers.info) the sacred commerce concept has been kept from the masses. Moving out of Egypt and carried to the East by the prophet Mohammad into Europe by the Knights Templar and preserved by the Freemasons for centuries. As we continue our journey of human development many of the secrets and concepts of our past have started to reappear to guide us into the future. The ancient concept of reintroducing spirituality into commerce, creating goods and services not only

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for self-profit, but to the benefit of people and the planet will again be taught to the masses by a new cadre of merchant priest. I believe the positive reinforcement of this new way of doing business will allow a greater number of people to experience the gift of abundance. The gift of abundance is having access to resources you need; at the time you need them. It has nothing to do with stockpiling money or assets. Abundance can then open other avenues of expression such as positive relationships, creativity, and the pursuit of happiness and spirituality; as stated in the Sawaf/Gabrielle book.

The sacred commerce concept may seem unrealistic in today’s marketplace but keep in mind it was the concept that built the foundation of commerce as we know it today. It has taken a back seat to greed, power and material passion. Times are changing. If you are reading this perhaps you have been selected to become a merchant priest that will learn to use and teach others the ancient concept of bring spirituality back into commerce for the betterment of humankind. I believe the tremendous growth of the natural health wellness business is due to the return of the spiritual energy of

sacred commerce. The ability to conduct a business that can positively affect people and the planet will provide abundance in profit because it will allow a new cadre of merchant priest a greater ability to tap into their spiritually driven powers of manifestation. It was this reason I created the Onuwon Wellness Group and became a licensed distributor of Nspire Network Wellness products. To learn more about my business that is focused on the concepts of sacred commerce visit my website at www.nspirenetwork.com/onuwon or send an email to onuwon@gmail.com

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Summer Living: Easy?

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n a couple of weeks the summer season will be in full swing! The lyrics of certain song always comes to mind, “Summer time and the living is easy . . . fish are jumping” . . . and, well you know the rest. It’s the “living is easy” part that I want to talk about. My hat is off to the legions of women who despite working a full 40+ hour

week, can still manage to pull off entertaining friends and family every weekend! Sure there are women who cater, but there are those for whom that possibility is non-existent! They are the ones who shop for the food, order flowers, clean the house, do the wash, clean the grill, wipe down the outdoor furniture . . . all that after “serving up” an impressive level of efficiency the rest of the week! And they entertain with a smile and graciousness that makes your weekend really special. But it makes me wonder though, even if they tell you that they really enjoy entertaining . . . whether they ever take time for themselves. Summer is supposed to

be fun, and that means that a hostess should have some (fun) too! I’m sure that she finds time to be entertained elsewhere, but if her weekends are spent cleaning up and preparing for the next round of guests . . . where does that leave her? You say you hadn’t thought about it? Well, shame on you! Below are some tips to help your hostess enjoy some easy summertime living too. Be a good guest: Her home is not a hotel and she is not the maid; pick-up after yourself and pitch-in when it comes to cleaning up after meals. Offer to help prepare the meals and bring along essential items to help restock the pantry. Respect: Observe the

rules of the house. If you are a guest, don’t assume that you have the right to bring a guest! You can’t. Don’t wear out your welcome. Offer: Take your hostess to dinner at a wonderful restaurant during your stay. Follow-up: Say thank you, thank you, thank you! Send note and a token of appreciation for all of the efforts that went into making your stay enjoyable. Reciprocate:Extend an invitation to your hostess to be your guest. Yes, there are some folks that make entertaining look easy, but I can assure you that it takes a great deal of planning and hard work to pull it all off. As a guest you

should always remember your role and responsibility to your hostess. Being a guest in someone’s home is a privilege offered only to those who can be entrusted with the keys to their castle! It is up to you to give your hostess an opportunity to enjoy her wonderful weekend as well by being an engaging and entertaining guest that makes her proud. Think about it. See you next week. Visit my website, TALKWITHAUDREY. com and checkout my online radio show, Talk! with Audrey for a series of interviews that will inform, motivate and inspire you. Audrey Adams is the host of TALK! with AUDREY, a weekly ra-

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“The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die” by Keith Payne

REVIEW by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Harlem News contributor

H

e got more. There was a time in your life when just noticing that was reason to throw a tantrum. It was enough to make any adult near you want to run away. But now that you’re all grown up, “He got more” means more – and in the new book “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne, you’ll see how it might affect your life. Airplane kerfuffles are hardly news these days, but Keith Payne sees them differently: they are, he says, linked to status hierarchy. First-Class has wider, plusher seats while coach fliers must cram themselves into tiny cushions and share an armrest. Whether they know it or not, that causes envy; in fact, air rage increases, say researchers, when people are forced to see this inequality. Add a

delayed or canceled flight, and things escalate to violence. The thing is that flights aren’t cheap. Just the fact that someone is on a plane says a lot about their income but when people perceive inequality, they “feel poor and act poor, even when they’re not.” Even so, it’s true that the rich do get richer, while the poorest people have treaded financial water for about the last half-century. Payne imagines a ladder as a metaphor for inequality. The higher the rung an individual reaches, the better their status and income, health, safety, and future. Racial inequality – which is “qualitatively different,” no matter how big a person’s paycheck is – affects one’s position on the ladder. So does geography, and education, or lack thereof. The

lower the rung, the less the person has, monetarily and otherwise. The good thing is that each person’s situation may change within parameters, and can be relative to that of others: the Haves, in other words, think they have not… until they see that the Have Nots have less. That changes perceptions and may, at least temporarily, lead to a more satisfied life. Even so, in the incessant effort to get ahead, an individual’s needs (or imagined needs) can cause risk-taking, and the accompanying adrenaline rush affects body organs negatively. Simply put: inequality can kill you. And if you’re on a lower rung of that imaginary ladder, even your death will be unequal. Oh, my, but the first three-fifths of “The Broken

Ladder” is an eye-opener. In those pages, author Keith Payne sets readers up with

a plethora of statistics to support what he’s about to lay down; specifically, that

inequality is worse than we think it is. Once the point is made, however, the last of this book is quite repetitive. It’s filled with the commonsensical, a rehashing of brain science with which audiences for this book are likely familiar, stereotyping, and frequent comparisons to our simian relatives, ending with a Kumbaya that really just barely matches the books’ original tone. Heavy sigh. And yet – in this world of widening class gaps, how could you miss the important first chapters here? You can’t because every little bit helps understand it and with “The Broken Ladder,” you get more. “The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die” by c.2017, Viking $28.00 / $37.00 Canada 246 pages

Live the Life You Want Now and In The Future lies grow and retain wealth and live the life they want now and in the future. “Educating someone on how to consistently make the best financial decisions lets them avoid the costly mistakes most make in their lives,” says Zdenek, president, CEO and founder of Traust Sollus Wealth Management. “By consistently making the best financial decisions, they can find more cash flow to spend or save. Saving this new cash flow, they may achieve financial independence sooner, work less in life and have less anxiety and stress

in their financial lives.” Here are some more ways to empower people to transform lives by consistently making the best financial decisions possible. • Don’t Concentrate On Just Saving Pennies At The Expense of Living How You Wish Now. Zdenek and Madonna probably don’t run in the same circles, but they do have one thing in common: Neither one believes in just saving pennies and not enjoying life. While Madonna was hoping for some bling in her ‘80s hit song “Material Girl,” Zdenek says go

ahead and buy that pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. It is necessary in your life to enjoy the things that make you happy, just as long as you continue to make smart decisions on bigger issues that affect your future wealth so that you can live the way you want for the rest of your life. • Look High And Low. There are plenty of overlooked places where people find opportunities for increased cash flow. Those include proper income tax planning, structuring debt property, finding a better job, taking full advantage

of company benefits, leasing vs buying, running your business more effectively, managing property and casualty insurance effectively and many more. “I want to educate people on how to make the best financial choices for themselves and their loved ones, 100 percent of the time,” Zdenek says. “In doing this, they are empowered to live the lives they wish, now and in the future.” Al Zdenek is the president, CEO and founder (1982) of Traust Sollus Wealth Management, a boutique wealth manage-

ment firm dedicated to empowering people to transform their lives and live the life they wish now and in the future. This is done by consistently making the best financial decisions. His book, “Master Your Cash Flow,” (www.MasterYourCashFlowBook. com) shows readers how to determine the wealth they need and then find additional cash flow and, if saved, build wealth sooner or have more wealth to live the lifestyle they desire now and forever.

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the very next morning if she couldn’t stay overnight. What might have been a traumatizing experience turned into one that I believe positively impacted me in so many ways. Today, as a specialist in exercise therapy, I’ve come to realize that caregivers, like nurses, physicians, rehab and fitness specialists, social workers, and home health attendants care for others yet often neglect care of themselves, leading to burnout and

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hampering their ability to provide the best care to their patients. An ABC News report in 2012 highlighted a research report at the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing that found 55 percent of the 2,103 female nurses surveyed were obese, citing job stress, lack of sleep, long, irregular work shifts (often standing) as the cause. Note: Standing for long hours can damage the spine if proper fitness strategies are not practiced on regular basis to balance and strengthen the body. Millions of people rely on nurses and other caregivers for their health care needs. It is critical that these skilled professionals are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to maintain energy, vitality and strength that is required to sustainably care for others. The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines a healthy nurse as someone who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional well-being. This year, over 3.6 million registered nurses in the U.S. are being celebrated for doing their part to improve the health of this nation by the ANA, which declares 2017 to be the Year of the Healthy Nurse. Nurses can visit www.nursingworld.org to network with other nurses and share success stories, challenges,

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