July 2009

July 6th, 2009
Written by Christine Orcha... in All About Family with 0 Comments
I can still remember my grandmother using Turkish slurs for people of other races when I was a child. At the time, I didn’t think anything of it. But a parenting incident of my own made me realize that children learn from everything we say and do — whether we want them to or not. Most parents envision the happy, well-mannered adults their children will grow up to be. They dream of them working...
July 6th, 2009
Written by Aricka Flowers in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
With two popular candidates, a lame-duck incumbent, and an unpopular war as a backdrop, this year’s race for the Democratic presidential nomination feels like déjà vu all over again; an unwelcome flashback to the days leading up to the violent five-day battle during the Democratic Party’s 1968 national convention in Chicago.Though no one is expecting this year’s convention will result in the...
July 6th, 2009
Written by Jennifer V. Hughes in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
portrait of an elder
Not long ago, administrators at the MetroHealth Skilled Nursing Center realized something was changing at the 144-bed Cleveland facility.“Almost every month I’ve been getting more and more calls from Hispanic elders and their families,” says Tina Szatala, the nursing home’s long-term care senior administrator.So last year, MetroHealth started offering seniors the option to room with another...
July 6th, 2009
Written by Reniqua Allen in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
a belly dancer
Skull and crossbones accessories, black lace gloves, ghostly pale makeup and a black diamond-encrusted bra: Not the traditional kind of costume most of us expect a belly dancer to wear, unless of course, you’re watching Aepril Schaile perform Gothic belly dance.Schaile is part of a new phenomenon that mixes traditional Middle Eastern belly dancing with elements of so-called Goth culture. Yet,...