How stress effects the heart

What stresses you out? This question is sure to be answered differently by each person, but it’s an important answer. More importantly, how we handle our stress matters. If we are too stressed out, it spikes our risk of a heart attack or heart disease. On the flip side, if we manage stress well, it […]

Black Family Reunions

One of my favorite things about inhabiting a brown body is the shared cultural heritage, connection, and celebration.  Sharing stories of all too familiar (good) experiences of being black in America is one of my favorite pastimes. Recently, I had a hilariously side-splitting conversation with two black co-workers about our similar experiences at black churches […]

Best food for a summer party

The summer is upon us. This means it’s time for fun, family, and cook-outs. If you’re planning to have friends or family over throughout the season, you’re going want food to serve them. Some enjoy food that is easy, which is perfectly fine. But, if you want to stand out—and have a memorable party—then try […]

WNBA: All Star Game Today

This afternoon at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington the women of the WNBA will take the court for their 2017 All Star game.   The Western Conference all stars will be led by 36-year-old Point Guard Sue Bird of the  Seattle Storm. Bird who is the oldest active player in the league will be […]

Ray Jr. on Sports

Pirates Sweep Brewers, hit .500 mark-Yes, you read that right. The Pittsburgh Pirates are now at .500 after beating the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 to complete the 4-game sweep and now this team is only 3 games out of first place. Amazing. Keys to the Pirates victory-Their fight. In all 4 games I saw […]