April 2012

News Release from Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance

April 11 in BWW blog by Nourbese No Comments

For the report, DTSC sampled 25 nail care products bought from six San Francisco Bay Area locations. Of the 12 products that claimed to be free of at least one of what’s known as the “toxic-trio”—toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde, 10 contained toluene, and 4 contained dibutyl phthalate. Toluene is a neurological and a developmental toxicant that can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, loss of short-term memory, and is proven to be toxic to a developing fetus. Both of these chemicals can impact the health of nail salon workers as well as consumers. Dibutyl phthalate can cause adverse effects on the male and female reproductive systems, as well as developmental problems in infants and children.

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Black Women for Wellness is deeply relieved that the Florida state attorney general brought charges on Trayon Martins Killer

April 12 in BWW blog by Nourbese No Comments

Black Women for Wellness is deeply relieved that the Florida state attorney general has arrested and will press 2nd degree murder charges against George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin. It is one step forward toward achieving some type of social justice in this country for African American peoples, yet it is also a illustrative example of how far we need to go toward achieving equity and equality.

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It doesn’t stop at Pink Slime

April 13 in BWW blog by Nourbese No Comments

Just in time for earth day…. below is a great panel on Frankenstein foods and the chemicals that we used to create them… If you thought Pink Slime was it, think again…Over 90% of the soy and corn plants in the US are genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and they are not labeled. GMO’s are defined as ~ Organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. -World Health Organization

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Autism Awareness Month

April 20 in BWW blog by Nourbese 1 Comment

April is autism awareness month. What is autism? Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors often appearing in early childhood — usually before age 3. Some children diagnosed with autism are highly intelligent; others are mentally challenged. Did you know that 1 in every 88 children in America is affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)1 ; and the ratio of boys to girls with ASD is about 5-to-12.

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Mother’s Day Tea Fundraiser, Saturday, May 5, 2012 2-5 pm FREE

April 21 in Events, Press Release by admin No Comments

This year’s event is FREE! Bring your wallets and pocketbooks though, as the day promises to be a fun event!! We ask that you RSVP (by emailing fundraising[at]bwwla.com or calling 323.290.5955) so that we may have an accurate headcount for our healthy food offerings prepared by our Kitchen Divas!

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Movie Review – Think Like a Man

April 23 in BWW blog by Nourbese 2 Comments

As we were walking home from the movie, my daughter wondered out loud about the matching of the ages, mentioning Terrence J was matched with an older woman being a trend for him. And thinking on it, if that was the intention of the story line, it did not make it apparent. Romany and Regina seemed to be more aged suited, while Terrence and Meagan are closer in age to each other however Black women can be ageless for quite a long time and the make up was impeccable. No cougar intentions were felt, and the older man with a younger woman is played out much too much in our communities and as Kevin Hart pointed out in case one was not looking, Romany looked damn good. The pajamas with no shirt scene was yummy.

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