Friday, November 5, 2010

Wilhelmina Obatola Grant - Visual Artist & Breast Cancer Awareness Health Advocate

Wilhelmina Obatola Grant is a profound artist and outspoken woman that carries a blazing torch for breast cancer awareness for African American Woman. Wilhelmina's message through her creative, personal and social influence is simply to get women to understand the importance of having their annual mammograms through her church style "Fan Project".

I first learned about Wilhelmina Grant a little over two weeks ago through the Creative Center for People with Cancer. Their Facebook posting highlighted this Daily News article about her campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer and African American women. Also, that Wilhelmina had recently joined the Creative Center for People with Cancer's Artists-In-Residence Program.

SHE WHO CONCEALS HER DISEASE CANNOT

EXPECT TO BE CURED. ETHIOPIAN PROVERB

On Monday, November 1, 2010, I accepted an impromptu invite to the Harlem Art Alliance's monthly meeting. I was very pleased to see Wilhelmina was one of the featured artists and speakers. We share common ground as breast cancer survivors. We are both artists and affiliated with The Creative Center. Eventually, we would have met but last Monday was perfect timing.

When she began speaking about her efforts, I knew that I wanted to extend my support to help her raise breast cancer awareness for African American women. It is because of our first hand experiences with early detection that we are able to now speak out to other women.

A woman's awareness is her most powerful tool. So many women need encouragement and to need to be motivated too put their health care first.
Four key things that women can do
to increase breast health awareness.

1. Learn how to give yourself a "self-breast" exam. Do this monthly! If you find anything unusual, see your doctor without hesitation.

2. Annually have a physical exam by a doctor or ob/gyn.

3. Promptly follow up with a mammography if anything suspicious is found.

4. Last but not least, encourage another woman to learn about her own breast health.

Will you please consider joining Wilhelmina's effort to raise awareness about breast cancer for African American women?

Saying YES! SAVES LIVES! Additional resources: http://www.sistaah.org/ - Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art & Advocacy for Health, Inc. http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Breastselfawareness.html - Susan B. Komen Org. http://www.creativecenter.org/ - The Creative Center for People With Cancer

Friday, September 17, 2010

VISUAL ARTS JAZZ FEST 2010

Brooklyn's Visual Arts Jazz Fest 2010. This group exhibition is a treasure of art that celebrates the influence of jazz music in this "Moods & Melodies" art series. Art Exhibition Dates August 1 - October 21, 2010 9th Year Celebrating Visual Arts & Jazz
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW
Thursday, Sept 9th - Opening Reception Photos
Gwendolyn Black, Curator & Producer For More Information: 212-665-5313
Arts & Jazz Fest Website: http://www.artsandjazzfestnyc.com/

Friday, May 7, 2010

RIDING HANDS FREE - NO DRINKING & NO DRIVING

So, tell me. What do you do when you are stuck in traffic.
Eastbound on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, NY
and its the Friday right before Mother's Day?
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Antique Auto Show Brooklyn New York - Floyd Bennett Field

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thursday, May 15, 2008