Medicare Coverage Ban on Sex-Change Surgery Lifted

Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex. Ruling in favor ofRead More

Dr. James Peterson

Writers write, teachers teach, activists act … but a good scholar does all of the above. – dr. james peterson Dr. James Peterson (Duke ’93, UPENN ‘03) is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is also the founder of Hip-Hop Scholars, LLC, an association of Hip-Hop generationalRead More

Street To Street, Inc.

Spring is finally here! (we hope) Now in our 3rd year of operation, Street To Street is ready to get to work again. As most of you know, we are a 501(c )(3) nonprofit incorporated in the District of Columbia to create employment, education and housing opportunities. Over the past two years, we have builtRead More

The Warriors Code

The Boxer’s eightfold path Right views: Understanding you must see clearly what is wrong Right purpose: aspiration decide to be cured! Right speech: speak so as to aim to be cured. Right conduct: you must act! Right effort: (a) your livelihood must not conflict with your therapy. (b) The therapy must go forward at aRead More

God’s Gift, LLC

Parent company for the following subsidiaries: Whit Publishing, The Embracing Me Project (T.E.M.P), T.E.M.A & Ent. Group, Royal Gift Baskets & Things and The BAWJ Foundation.   Our mission is to provide high quality products and services to educate, enhance, improve and inspire a greater quality of life for all. Stacie J. Whitaker-Harris Chief Visionary Officer/Founder God’s Gift, LLCRead More

Carolivia Herron

Carolivia Herron (born Carol Olivia Herron on July 22, 1947) is a Jewish American writer of children‘s and adult literature, and a scholar of African-American Judaica. She was born to Oscar Smith Herron and Georgia Carol (Johnson) Herron, in Washington D.C. Herron converted to Judaism in adulthood, and she has paternal-line Jewish descent from her grandmother via Jewish Geechees. She is a founding member of “Jews ofRead More

Tonya Lewis-Taylor

Tonya Lewis-Taylor has been a backup singer for Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige; she has toured Japan and Europe with Vy Higgensen’s “Mama I want to Sing,” and helped promote major music stars like Jay-Z and Jamie Foxx. She has a gospel single coming out in March. The Brooklyn product traces all of thatRead More