Black HERstory Month: AFUA ATTA-MensahEpisode
It’s Women’s History Month! To celebrate Women’s History Month, What’s In It For Us Podcast is proud to feature all-female guest hosts for the entire month of March! Joining Dr. Christina Greer this episode is the Executive Director of Community Voices Heard, Afua Atta-Mensah.
March has now been designated as Black Women’s History Month. To celebrate, the two hosts blazon the social impact of WNBA Athletes and pay tribute to legends such as Althea Gibson, who not only broke race barriers in tennis in the 1950s but also fought for integration in her community.
Biden’s new stimulus package has been announced. Over 1 Trillion dollars in COVID-relief funding. Is that enough? Will that funding actually trickle down to the communities that need it the most? These are the same communities who children have been out of in-person schooling for nearly a year. Neurologist and parent, Dr. Chad Domangue, says children need to go back to the classroom to fully foster a developing brain. So many children are struggling with virtual learning. Realistically, this burden falls hardest on black mothers. What’s the solution?
Johnson & Johnson announces their new one-shot COVID vaccine. Where does the black community stand on taking the vaccine? Many are still skeptical. March is indeed a celebration of the beautiful and hard-working black women, but there are still some issues that make us pose the question, “What’s In It For Us?”