Yesterday, we celebrated presidents, people who have shaped our country in powerful ways. They not only fill the role of head of state and commander in chief, but they have also commonly been fathers, burdened with the typical worries of an American parent. And concerns about their children’s education do not vanish when elected and settled into the White House.
Several year ago, I learned about an incredible woman, born in slavery in Raleigh, NC who eventually became one of the most important figures in American education, Anna J. Cooper. Representing an organization that is for equal education and was founded in Raleigh, it seemed fitting to highlight the voice of such an instrumental African-American woman in education this February. But in researching Cooper, I also learned about the school she gave her heart and soul too.
Have you ever considered your neighborhood might have an effect on your health and quality of life? Most people suffering from the leading causes of death in America (heart disease or stroke) first suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension). But did you know there’s something significantly lowering blood pressure other than diet and exercise - neighborhoods.