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2018 HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM BWA’S PRESIDENT GWAINEVERE CATCHINGS HESS

On behalf of The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc., I wish you a safe, healthy, and joyous holiday season. This has been a busy year for BWA. Along with our National Collaborating Organizations, we were actively involved in getting out the vote and were thrilled with the pivotal role Black women played in electing candidates on the state and local level, and also running for office.

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so now is the perfect time to educate yourself about the disease and learn what you can do to prevent type 2 diabetes or its complications. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), you’re more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are 45 or older…

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest medical library. NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide variety of topics. The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) and the National Library of Medicine are partnering to share valuable information about NLM’s resources with African-American women and their families.

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MAY IS LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH

Have you noticed a lot of people donning the color purple this month? It could be because May is Lupus Awareness Month. “Pump up the Purple” is the call to action for a campaign to raise awareness and funds for lupus research and education programs.

Lupus is a chronic auto-immune disease that can adversely impact many parts of the body. There are several different kinds of lupus, and no two cases are alike.

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