What Are You Worth?

L-R: Damon Davis (Director for the Healthcare Initiative), Chiquita Brooks LaSure (Deputy Director, Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight), and Anton Gunn (Director, Office of Internal Affairs

The debate over healthcare and insurance is one that is best understood and appreciated by people who know what it’s like to be sick and not be able to afford the needed treatment. Years ago, I suffered what was supposed to be minor stomach flu. I had all the classic symptoms: nausea, diarrhea, cramps, and fever. The cramps went from bad to worse, and while I feared that what I was suffering might have been worse than the stomach flu, I made Google my doctor and refused to go to the hospital Continue Reading

Guess Who Was At The White House??? Meeeee!!!

My White House Badge

And no, my people, I was not there as a tourist. I was there as Press. The Human and Health Services Department held an event at the White House yesterday to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts minorities. I collaborated with the Cameroon American Council, but it was my merit that got me there: Verastic. When the e-mail got back to me and asked for my details (full name, date of birth, social security number, etc), I sent it in, but I did not really expect it to go through. I Continue Reading

The White House Might Be On The Verastic Show Tomorrow

Keyword: Might Two days ago, I put up a write up about the fiscal cliff and how it will impact Africans, if we do fall off it. I was - still am - quite disappointed about how little we (Africans) know about the fiscal cliff, considering that it's all everyone has been talking about. You do not have to be a political aspirant or junkie to know that there is a fiscal cliff ahead of us, and that December 31st may make or break 2013. Just to be clear, I am not a political aspirant, nor am I am Continue Reading

Whose Mouth Will You Have To Stop Feeding?

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Yours? Or someone else’s? You may be one of those people who tune into stations like CNN and MSNBC only accidently, and when you do, the first thing you notice is that your television has a lot of pixels. My, the clarity! And that the lady giving the news is kind of pretty. Look at the fullness of her lips. And that the man next to her is a sharp dresser. Where did he get that suit from? And while you ponder all these very important things, your right ear might overhear – also Continue Reading