As we focus on our Black brothers’ and sisters’ achievements during Black History Month, I’m left to wonder why the f*ck we only spend one month—and the shortest month of the year!— talking about Black history. There’s so much we need to learn about the Black experience in the United States and about the people…

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A study released recently sought to explore why children seem to have more immunity to COVID-19 than adults and are more likely to resist infections or have asymptomatic/mild infections. The researchers found that (most) children are able to fight off COVID-19 because their immune systems are still operating under the assumption that pathogens entering the…

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Over the past several months, I’ve been on a journey to explore the topic of compassion, especially reflecting on compassion as the act of alleviating another person’s suffering. (See my recent blog Turning Empathy into Action.) Like many of you, I’ve had plenty of time to think over the past 60+ days. All of this…

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Close your eyes and imagine this with me: There’s a guy on the stage playing his heart out on a piano and he’s delivering a sermon with his music. I guess you could even say he was on fire (like Jerry Lee Lewis). People in the crowd are standing up, waving their hankies in the…

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