women

Houston nonprofit The Rose determined to help uninsured women receive breast cancer treatment

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted millions of lives in many ways, one of which is the severe cut back in the number people keeping up with their routine checkups. Houston-based nonprofit group The Rose, which has been helping women receive breast cancer diagnoses and treatments for over 35 years regardless of their ability to pay, is determined not to give up on its mission.

Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and co-founder of The Rose, said the marked increase in the number of people putting off their mammograms was disastrous since early detection was the key to stopping cancer in most cases.

“We are conducting our screenings while observing social distancing,” said Gibbons. “We’re at 75 percent of what we normally would be doing. Some of our ladies are having to wait a bit to get their mammogram.”

The Rose operates two clinics in Houston and Bellaire respectively where women, insured or uninsured,

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Pennsylvania women receive life imprisonment for murder of 5 family members

Sept. 29 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania woman and her adult daughter were each sentenced to five-consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty to murdering five of their family members in 2019.

Shana Decree and Dominique Decree each pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder Monday as part of a deal with prosecutors that spared them the death penalty.

“This is horrible and tragic, because I do believe the two of you have expressed remorse,” Judge Wallace Bateman Jr. said in court. “Unfortunately, that doesn’t bring them back. You can’t say, ‘sorry,’ and expect people to move on with their lives.”

Police arrested the two women in February 2019 after five people were found dead in their apartment. Among the dead were Shana Decree’s 25-year-old daughter Naa’Irah Smith, her 13-year-old son Damon Decree Jr., her 9-year-old twin nieces, Imani Allen and Erika Allen, and the twins’ mother and Shana Decree’s sister,

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New Podcast THE ROOT Explores Racism In Fashion And How Black & Brown Indigenous People Of Color Can Receive Real Agency In The Industry And Beyond

To understand the supply chain dynamics, agriculture and the history of the fashion industry is to understand a number of larger systems of inequality in America. Dominique Drakeford, founder of Melanin & Sustainable Style, and Kestrel Jenkins, host of the podcast, Conscious Chatter, are exploring issues revolving around fashion and race with their new 5-part podcast series, THE ROOT

As Fashion Week month comes to a close, the podcast’s final episode “Where Do We Go From Here” dropped today, featuring all 17 guest from its previous four episodes. The roster includes scholars, academic activists, designers, and marketers. 

Redefining Sustainability 

“The goal of THE ROOT is to discuss how we re-engineer and create activations around sustainable fashion,” says Drakeford. “What we’re doing with the series is redefining sustainability to embody

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