Resolve to Get More Rest in 2023

By Dr. Ramona Roberts, CCTP-II, CCSExecutive DirectorCaron Outpatient Treatment Lose weight. Stop smoking. Balance a budget. Get organized. They’re all great New Year’s resolutions that take a lot of hard work and dedication, but do you want to feel tired, groggy, and irritable while you’re making the effort to keep them?  Sleep hygiene is


Make a Resolution for Prevention

By Dr. Tich Changamire, Chief Medical Officer, CareFirst, BlueCross BlueShield While I – and many – have the same recom­mendations every year for how to become our best selves through healthy lifestyle choices, this year, I want to focus on preventive medicine as part of our overall well-being. Investing in our health fosters a culture


The Dance Institute of Washington to present ‘The Spirit of Kwanzaa’ at Howard University

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Dance Institute of Washington (DIW), a minority-led dance organization in the nation’s capital, will stage its annual holiday performance celebrating Kwanzaa, the annual celebration of African American culture. Kwanzaa is celebrated from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. ‘The Spirit of Kwanzaa’ is a winter holiday celebration that


Macy’s and Momentus Capital to use $200 million to create diverse suppliers

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, D.C.-based Momentus Capital, a nonprofit, mission-driven financial services organization, and leading department store Macy’s, are working together to invest in diverse-led suppliers.  The pair recently launched S.P.U.R. Pathways: Shared Purpose, Unlimited Reach (S.P.U.R. Pathways), a multiyear funding program that seeks to help diverse-owned