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Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Honored and humbled to be named 1 of 16 women in America to watch in 2016 byCentricTV & Upscale Magazine airing in March during Women's History Month! 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Registration Now Open for Fulton County Citizens' University 2016

Registration is now underway for Fulton County’s Citizens University 2016. This program in its twelfth year, offers residents the opportunity to try their hand as government finance managers, tax commissioners, police officers and other officials. The registration deadline is March 18, 2016.
For the past decade, Fulton County Citizens’ University has provided residents with a first-hand look at how their county government operates and how decisions are made. The 2016 theme is “All People…One Fulton.”
The 12-week program offers interactive “real world” classes that acquaint participants with the inner workings of Fulton County government. Students receive the opportunity to set a budget, tour County facilities, go behind the scenes with police officers, experience the challenges encountered by firefighters as they save lives, and more. During the course, students will meet with County department directors to learn how their departments serve citizens.
The classes take place on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from April 7 through June 23, 2016. During the final class session, students will participate in a graduation ceremony.
Citizens’ University began in April 2004 to help citizens understand County government operations in areas such as taxes, spending and finance, police and fire training and community zoning policies.
There is a $40 registration fee that helps offset expenses, course materials and a class shirt. The class is limited to 30 participants, with priority given to Fulton County residents. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the 2017 program.
The program is managed by the Fulton County Department of External Affairs. For more information, call 404-612-8300 or email Interested citizens can also visit for details.

Hillary For America - Atlanta Office Grand Opening

Join us on Saturday, February 20th to celebrate the Grand Opening of our Hillary for Georgia-Atlanta office! Hillary for Georgia will open its state headquarters in Atlanta with local supporters, volunteers and community leaders in the Historic Castleberry Hill Arts District . After brief remarks, volunteers will hit the phone for Hillary to encourage Saturday voting at local early vote locations. See you soon!       

HFA - Atlanta Office Grand Opening

Hillary for Georgia - Atlanta Office
186 Northside Dr SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
-- Office is located on the street level facing Fair St. --

Monday, February 15, 2016

Courage Is Of The Heart #PiedmontGoesRed #GoRed #Spon

If I told you that I wasn't nervous on my way to Piedmont Health for my Heart Screening, that would've been a total lie. Like most women, I carry the stress of not just the day to day responsibilities for myself, family, and job, but the even greater weight our hopes, future, and dreams. I also advocate for the rights of a women and underserved populations in the community.

The health of our hearts is vital to the heath of our love and courage.

This is why I went to get screened.

Each year, heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined.

Women tend to think that breast cancer is their biggest health threat. And while it's important, heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women, even young women. 

When I entered the halls of Piedmont Heart, my mind and heart were instantly put to ease. The process was practically effortless and the staff was extremely gracious and caring. They created a comfortable atmosphere. The nurse administered my blood work, the EKG was straight forward, and I received the results right away.   

I have a healthy heart! So I guess it's time to the push the pedal to the metal?.. Not so fast!

The doctor came in and spoke with me at length about the test results. We discussed and I learned about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart, appropriate lifestyle choices, and getting regular heart screenings. 

The symptoms and risk factors of heart disease often go unnoticed, sometimes even by doctors. We also reviewed the difference between good vs bad cholesterol, as well as cholesterol screening recommendations.Heart disease is a really serious problem here in the United States, especially for women. It is the number one killer. The really good news is we have a lot of control over that because heart disease can be preventable,” said Jyoti Sharma, M.D., a cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute.

Sometimes we are the last ones to think of ourselves; especially of our own well being. We get so wrapped up in the daily grind that we forget to check on the very source that makes us go. If we are to continue to give energy, support, and be pillars of strength for our loved ones, we must get screened.

It's only $100 and well worth the price of love. For more information, please phone (404) 471-3294.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Why I Go Red #PiedmontGoesRed #Spon

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

The heart is the animator of life and source of love. Scriptures throughout history teach that the heart was the seat of the soul and if directed by the mind, was the path to enlightenment. Today, much emphasis is placed on mental health, while preventative maintenance and care for the heart is often overlooked.


Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States and can be a silent killer. One out of three women die suddenly of coronary heart disease and almost two-thirds of these women have no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease. Let's join together to keep the heart in mind by raising awareness to reduce our chances of getting heart disease.
Piedmont Heart Institute is a proud sponsor of Atlanta #GoRed for Women Campaign. Piedmont Heart has created a comprehensive screening which is much more than a regular checkup. You will receive a detailed report along with expert recommendations on how to keep your heart healthy. And it’s just $100! 

The individualized risk analysis is done with a nurse practitioner, and includes a complete health history assessment, physical exam and screening, EKG test, lab work, and an extensive Heart Health Report.

Click on the link to schedule your appointment today:

I decided to schedule my heart screening, because I want to be around for my children. While heart disease does not run in my family, it was important for me to still get tested and learn about the risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose. But how do you know which risk factors you have? The best way to find out is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.

To reduce your chances of getting heart disease it is crucial to keep the heart in mind.  This means not only choosing to live a heart centered life of courage, cooperation, and purpose, but being responsible for the emotional and physical health of you heart.  If our hearts are healthy and strong, we can continue to fully express the power of love on earth.

Here are some easy tips, provided by Piedmont Healthcarefor women at any stage of life to begin living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Getting screened is easy and convenient with 6 screening locations across the metro Atlanta area. Join the conversation on social media and use the hashtags #PiedmontGoesRed and #GoRedWearRed. 

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

On the Set: CentricTV and Upscale Magazine's "16 Women to Watch in 2016"

Today, I had the wonderful opportunity of being on the set for CentricTV and Upscale Magazine's television shoot honoring fascinating "16 Women to Watch in 2016." 

This new television show will highlight 16 Black women across the county, and will air in March during Women's History Month. I'm so thrilled to be one of the women selected and featured on this upcoming television show. 

Director: Clinton Bell, Executive Producer: JeVonne Cortez Bell