On this edition, Denise Hill discussed the importance of obtaining education as an adult and its correlation to earning a livable wage with Lecester Johnson, CEO of Academy of Hope Public Charter School. Academy of Hope was founded in 1985 by two teachers who believed that education could empower those most marginalized in Washington, D.C. […]
In this edition of Community Affairs, Denise Hill interviews the newly installed President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; and Brian Jordan, Chief of Police at Howard University. There have been several incidences of African-Americans being killed by law enforcement in the news as of late. This interview explores the #BlackLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter […]
Dr. Yashima discusses the important issue of Domestic Violence and the results of the priority bill with Maryland Delegate Angela Angel and domestic violence survivor and ex-wife of the “DC Sniper”, Mildred Muhammad. Muhammad is the author of the book, “Scared Silent”. In the book, she shares her personal story to show how domestic violence […]
Dr. Yashima welcomes back former Hill Staffer and Co-Founder of Black and Brown People Vote, Ifeoma Ike. They discuss the 2016 Presidential race and the power and importance of the Black vote. #BlackVotesMatter
June National Men’s Health Month! On this episode, Dr. Yashima talks to the men of Fit Fathers Foundation! Joining me is the Founder, Kimatni Rawlins and Communications Director, Michael Tucker. Fit Fathers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that educates families on overall wellness. Fit Fathers informs men with strategies for eating whole, nutritional foods and incorporating […]
The First Baptist Church of Glenarden, under the leadership of John K. Jenkins, has been committed to fulfilling the mandate and vision, “Developing, Dynamic Disciples through Discipleship, Discipline and Duplication.” On this episode, Dr. Yashima chatted with First Lady Trina Jenkins, and Health Expo Director and Dental Hygienist Melissa Johnson. We discussed the importance of […]
Dr. Yashima discusses the state of housing in the ever-changing District of Columbia with the director of the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, Ms. Polly Donaldson; and the President and CEO of Greater Washington Urban League, Mr. George Lambert, Jr.
In this episode, Dr. Yashima chats with the Medical Director of the Bariatric and Weight Loss Center at Doctors Community Hospital, Dr. Amin Hitesh. Joining him, a former patient and walking success story, Vanietta Armstrong. Dr. Amin shares his expertise bariatric surgery, and the epidemic that is obesity in the African American community.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. Yashima discussed the importance of maintaining behavioral health in the African American community with the CEO of Hillcrest Children and Family Center, Juanita Price. For 200 years, Hillcrest Children and Family Center has been at the forefront of providing quality health care to those in need. They have […]
May is National Foster Care Month. On this show, Dr. Yashima talked with Kristina Ramos and Foster Parent Dennis Lewis on the importance of Foster Care. WIN Family Services, Inc. is an organization that is changing lives and strengthening families one at a time. WIN Family Services, Inc. is a faith-based child and family mental […]
April is National Financial Literacy Month. Dr. Yashima caught up with Sonya Smith Valentine, the President of Financially Fierce, LLC, for part two of how to be “financially fierce”. Valentine educates us on bankruptcy, tax issues, and shows us how to get back on the road to being financially fierce!
In this edition, Dr. Yashima discusses the historical and current role of black social and civic organizations in the African American community with Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, National Vice President of The Links, Inc., and Tangila Sanders, President of the Gamma Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.