Wow it's already February 1st! Today is such a special day: The start of Black History Month and National Wear Red Day in support of The American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. My best friend's mom succumbed to heart disease. Just seeing my friend go through the heartache of losing her mom to this silent killer made me more aware.
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The facts are clear. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US and the No. 1 killer of women. It kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, heart disease isn’t always easy to identify. The condition is often silent, hidden and misunderstood. For example, it is commonly thought of as a man’s disease. Or, as an older woman’s disease.

Common risk factors for a heart attack are smoking, high-stress lifestyles and obesity

Although this month is dedicated to learning and appreciating the accomplishments of our forefathers, make black history something you do 365 days a year.

A friend of mine came up with a challenge for the month to learn more about black history. Challenge yourself to read one book a week written by a black person about black people. I happily jump aboard! My reading choices for the month are:
1. J. California Cooper "Some People, Some Other Place"
2. Terrence LeVar Glave "Blackened"
3. Kimberla Lawson Roby "Perfect Marriage"
4. Toni Morrison "Home"
Support and Learn AT THE SAME TIME,

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