Dr. Asha Fields Brewer By Dr. Asha Fields Brewer Every season has its proverbial “thing.” For the spring, it’s cleaning. For the summer, it’s traveling and relaxation. For the winter, it’s sharing time with loved ones during the holidays. But fall seems to be “just fall.” If we are intentional,
Dr. Asha Fields Brewer As we return to school, literacy in all its forms will be a major objective for many classrooms. Reading and writing are the traditional forms of literacy that we’re exposed to throughout primary and secondary school. Digital literacy has become a requirement for college campuses. Financial
By Dr. Asha Fields Brewer According to the 2015 Center for Disease Control and Prevention health report, 56.9 percent of Black women over the age of 20 are obese. There are several concerning things here, but let’s focus on just a couple. First, the report did not say our sisters
By Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D. When children read regularly, it helps them to develop their curiosity, imagination, and creativity. It helps them to learn new words, enhance their focus and concentration, and perform better in their academic subjects. It also helps children to learn about things that are happening in
Dr. Asha Fields Brewer John 4: 6, NIV, shares, “Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.” High noon on a hot summer day can be almost unbearable, from the elevated temperature to the beating rays
Dr. Asha Fields Brewer Ezekiel 36:25, ESV, shares: “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleanness, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.” Because water surrounds us, and it is readily within our reach, we often take it for granted.
Dr. Asha Fields Brewer Jesus said to the woman at the well in John 4:13 (ESV), “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again…” Water can be lost via the kidneys (urine), gastrointestinal tract (feces), lungs (respiration), and the skin (perspiration). Water is valued so much in the
By Natalie Jackson Special to the Outlook Momentous events can occur in an instant, but more often they emerge after a long build-up. The explosion of protests all over the world was such a moment, following the George Floyd killing. And Ben Crump who has been called the African American
Special to the Outlook Numerous surveys show that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, have little saved for retirement and lack fundamental financial knowledge. Part of the problem, experts say, is that financial literacy has not been emphasized in American education; only 21 states require high school students to take
Dr. Asha Fields Brewer History has shifted twice in a matter of months. First, we are learning what “new normal” is as we monitor the impact of a global pandemic. Second, we are creating a new normal as justice rises to the forefront of conversations, policies, news, and city streets.