Medical Minute with Ms. Montgomery

Previously, we discussed breast cancer, screening and prevention.  I’m back to answer your questions and dig a little deeper. Although breast cancer is a prevalent disease, there are still unanswered questions and studies that are constantly being done. What do we know for sure? There are several risk factors for breast cancer.  Risk increases with…

Rikki Wright

Cool, Calm and Collected…Her name is Rikki Wright. A photographer from the Midwest now residing in California following her passion. Our interaction was over the phone as I’ve never met Rikki in person but something that couldn’t be missed was her level of comfort with her words and general conversation. We got into our conversation like…

Rachel Bernier-Green

Happy, content and kind are the only words I want to use to describe Rachel. There are so many others but I’ll stick to these three. I met Rachel during my interview at WVON. she was also featured on the show and I was very inspired by her story and wanted nothing more than the…

Dr. Monica Moore

  Purpose mixed with drive is what I see in the presence of Dr. Monica Moore. I first met her a few years ago when I particularly went searching for a black female doctor. I walked into her practice then and immediately, I could see she was a woman about her business making sure everything was…

Anindita Dasgupta

Passionate, focused and driven that’s who she is and she can’t help it. Her name is Anindita Dasgupta. I met Anindita through a mutual friend who specifically thought she would be a great feature for the blog. During my first conversation with her, I immediately saw why. We commenced an insightful and inspiring conversation which…

The Girls Club!

What’s the girls club you ask? Well, I don’t think it exists yet. I believe it’s in the works though. Often times we hear about the ‘top’ being a boys club and how annoying it is but what have we done to build our ‘Girls Club’? What we fail to understand is MEN PROTECT MEN!…

Medical Minute With Ms. Montgomery

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States.  However it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. Black women are dying at an alarmingly increased rate compared to all other racial and ethnic groups.  We…

France Living!

Ummm… I think I’m dating France   France is like a boyfriend; he gets on your nerves all the time but you can’t seem to leave him. You hate him one moment and are head over heels in love the next. In February 2016, I packed up most of my belongings and headed to Bordeaux…

Tola Lawal

“Not all those who wander are lost.” This is the quote that comes to mind to describe Tola. A true creative always in her own world thinking of new ways to make and be part of change. Having tried to get her on the phone unsuccessfully due to both our busy schedules, it made my…

Lil’ Chano from 79th

I really enjoyed watching the Grammys yesterday and it wasn’t because my fav Beyoncé shut it down but because of Chance The Rapper. Now I won’t sit here and pretend to be well versed in all things Chance but I will say I have paid attention to his career and admired everything about his delivery….

Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is described as having a clear perception of your personality including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation and emotions. But do you really know yourself? I strongly believe once you know yourself, no matter the weakness or strength you have, it can never be used against you. Self awareness is a gift. It is why…

Kandace Barker

Positive, ambitious, kind & humble. Accurate words that describe Kandace Barker. First time I met her, she walked up to me and introduced herself. She spoke with confidence and was eager to share her knowledge and help those around her. As I got to know her, I realized she was different. Different because she had made…