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February 2013 Blog Posts (19)


MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – OneWorld Progressive Institute provides information  and invites you to read this blog and watch the videos linked below to learn more.  Be good to yourself; you are irreplaceable.

As we age one of the areas of our bodies we need to pay close attention to is the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract.  It starts at the mouth and ends at the…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 28, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

There Are Benefits to Positive and Costs to Negative Parenting

There Are Benefits to Positive and Costs to Negative Parenting

There are significant long-term costs to society in general, and to individuals and families in particular when there has been poor parenting.  Today, public schools are expected to make up for poor parenting and lack of parental involvement. This accounts for much of the problems these schools face.  Education Reform cannot be fully realized unless, as a…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 28, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments

Attention nonprofits: funding is available under the Affordable Care Act to help your clients navigate health insurance options

More people will be eligible for health insurance as of January 1, 2014 because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


Nonprofits, small businesses, faith organizations and others will be able to apply for funding to support the training of a staff member to help members of their communities learn about the new options and enroll in Medicaid and new subsidized insurance, as appropriate. This is part-time, temporary support intended to supplement an existing staff…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 27, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

HealthDay, 02/21/2013

Risks from diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds. In this the 21st century many of us spend hours sitting at our computers or other technical gadgets. According to this and other medical reports, getting up and moving for 15 mins every two hours will help to reduce the predicted…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 26, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Host sites needed for Cooking Matters classes

United Way of Greater New Haven is looking for host sites for upcoming Cooking Matters classes, which will teach low-income families how to shop for and cook healthy and affordable meals. Know of any place that's a good fit?

Sites must:

- be nonprofits (including faith-based groups)

- have a working kitchen (stove, fridge, sink, etc.)

- have hot water

- have space to conduct a 20-person class…


Added by Cara Rosner on February 25, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

Vitamin C, Antioxidant, Cancer Cells and Health Findings

There have been much information provided about the benefits of vitamin C from a variety or sources.  Sometimes the information has been conflicting.

The information linked below is provided by The Riordan Clinic.  OneWorld brings it to your attention for information purpose only.  You should discuss the benefits of supplements with your primary care physician and/or your nutritionist.…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 24, 2013 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Access Health CT - Our Insurance Marketplace -- to Open Oct. 2013. Be Informed!

OneWorld Encourages Everyone to Learn about Access Health CT before Oct. 2013 when the Exchange will open for full operations.

Access Health CT is Connecticut’s Health Insurance Marketplace.   This Health Insurance Exchange was established as a stand-alone, fully functioning, quasi-public agency to satisfy requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. 

The power…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 22, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Learn how to volunteer with United Way's Women's Initiative during a 30-minute webinar

Get inspired, get involved - all in 30 minutes! 

Do you want to learn more about the Women's Initiative, our Cooking Matters project and how you can get involved? All without leaving your desk? 

Join us for an informative webinar discussion Thursday, February 21 from noon to 12:30 p.m. Learn about our mission, get information on volunteer opportunities with our Cooking Matters program, and get answers to any questions you have…


Added by Cara Rosner on February 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

BSAY’s First Steps, Second Chances Scholarship

Continuing its commitment to service and social justice throughout the New Haven community, Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY) has renewed its “First StepsSecond Chances” campaign. BSAY will award a $1000 scholarship to a New Haven student that has either been

previously incarcerated or has a parent who has been or is currently


The application deadline is…


Added by Maya Torain on February 19, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

TEMPORARY TEACHING JOB - Environmental Science course - Norwalk Community College

SEEKING someone interested in teaching an Environmental Science course at Norwalk Community College this summer (late May through June). Please have them contact Eric Gribin as soon as>.

Course description:

Environmental Science - 4 credits

An introduction to the…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 19, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms & Cardiovascular Health - Key Facts

As we continue to learn about Women's Cardiac Health - CBS 19 brings us 2 mins 13 seconds of good, crisp information.  We at OneWorld reinforce what our Women's Cardiovascular Health Program, done with Yale physicians, brought you recently: Do Not Smoke; Exercise Regularly and Eat Sensibly are critical actions to preventing heart problems for women.  The short video from CBS 19 brings us good information about Women's Heart Attack Symptoms.  Please see…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Celebrating Black Musical Innovators Who Have Left Us (Black History Month Blog - Feb. 16, 2013)

OneWorld Celebrates Black Musical Giants Who Have Left Us During Black History Month

Since Black History Month February 2013, began we have lost a few of our artistic giants. We lost Donald Byrd, the brilliant Jazz innovator died on Feb. 4, 2013; he was 80 years old. It saddens me that there were no official commemorations of his phenomenal artistic contributions.  Byrd was a devoted educator and master jazz trumpeter…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 16, 2013 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Upcoming Yale University Game Day Events

Men's Basketball Jersey Night

Friday, February 15th - 7pm vs. Cornell

Wear your favorite basketball jersey and get one (1) FREE General Admission Ticket!

Gymnastics Youth Day

Saturday, February 16th - Bulldog Invitational (1pm) vs. West Chester,…


Added by Karen King on February 14, 2013 at 3:46am — No Comments

Black, Smart and Handsome - Leonard Cooper - Jeopardy Champion!

Leonard Cooper is Black, SMART and Handsome!  For This Black History Month – PLEASE Share this with your children.  Remind them daily that it is COOL to be Smart


I had the sheer delight of watching this Jeopardy program last night!  It was delightful. The towering Afro was refreshing to see.



Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 13, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments

How Do We Fix Faling Schools? Watch PBS DropOut Nation - Documentary

Every Year Thousands of Students Drop Out of High School Without Earning A Diploma.

FRONTLINE | Dropout Nation…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 11, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Your Chance to Talk with Access Health CT

Your chance to talk with Access Health CT.

Interested in learning about the progress Access Health CT has been making? Curious how it will benefit you? Do you have questions you’d like to ask? Then come to a Healthy Chat event in your area!

Each Healthy Chat is an open forum. It’s your chance to meet and talk with Exchange CEO Kevin Counihan and other health care reform experts around the…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 11, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Obamacare: The Details for Connecticut from Senator Toni Harp

Watch Implementing the Affordable Care Act In CT on Comcast Channel 26, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, 7-8:00pm 

Obamacare: The CT Details: State Senator Toni Harp & Attorney Demian Fontanella (Office at the Healthcare Advocate) explain the Implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care…

Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 7, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

For Black History Month 2013 - CPTV Presents A Retrospective on ROOTS

For this Black History Month CPTV is presenting a retrospective of the phenomenal mini series ROOTS.  The series was based on the book by Alex Haley covering a 100 -year history of his family in America.

The CPTV event is using ROOTS as a backdrop to tell a larger story about the lives of African-Americans in America today.  The lead role in ROOTS was played by Levar Burton, a young actor with no movies or even live theatrical…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 5, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Feb. 1, 2013 Is Women's Heart Health Day - Learn More.

FEB 1, 2013 IS WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH DAY.  Learn more about Keeping Your Heart Healthy Today. Watch the video clip linked below, and visit the links listed.

• Heart Disease is the leading killer of women in the United States. Stress, lack of sleep and lack of exercise are three contributing factors.

• 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the United States each year with 500,000…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 1, 2013 at 5:27am — No Comments

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Diving into the Deep, Hard + Imperative Work of Community Violence Intervention

As part of its partnership with the Department of Justice, LISC s supports practitioners and policy makers with best practices and overcoming challenges facing community violence intervention (CVI) work in American communities. An article from the National Criminal Justice Association highlights the many voices represented during a recent webinar for nearly 1,000 attendees, led by on-the-ground experts in violence intervention, researchers and DOJ leaders. The webinar is now part of a robust online resource center hosted by LISC and the DOJ’s Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Talking Financial Stability With LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging radio interview with Audacy's On the Block 94.7, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh unpacks the ways CDFIs, from the most local to the largest, are so well poised to support financial mobility. He also praises the role of good financial advice, and forecasts how AI can create alternative methods for building credit.

Empowering Agriculture: A Black-Owned Grain Storage Facility Marks New Era in Mississippi Delta Farming

Delta Diamond Ag stores and handles grains, a critical service for helping farmers bring their crops successfully to market. With a $500,000 loan from LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund, this rare African-American-owned facility is poised to change agriculture in the Delta. In recognition of Black History Month, we’re sharing this conversation with CEO Leigh Allen about how the company can serve area growers and the larger community, the importance of African-American representation in the agricultural supply chain, and his own deep affection for Delta farming.

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