Following Bill Cosby’s release, wellness advocates push for Consent Culture

Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is treated as the norm and projects blame for sexual assaults on the victims’ behavior, appearance,  or profession while exempting or excusing perpetrators of assault from accountability for the violence they’ve inflicted and and harm they’ve caused. The #metoo movement helped to amplify the voices of women who have experienced sexual assault and spotlight the work being done by the ‘me too’ non-profit organization. The movement operates with a goal to disrupt rape culture, and promote healing, particlarly for Black women and girls. Yet rape culture is continuously promoted in music, films and on television while being served up as hip hop or humor. Many conversations about Cosby’s release highlight rape culture as something society continues to grapple with. Dr. Mari Morales-Williams, a healing justice advocate for Straight Ahead, and co-founder of Educators for Consent Culture, has been working to raise awareness about consent culture.

Hidden Costs: Gun Violence, Seeking Wellness in the Aftermath

By Denise Clay-Murray

Connecting victims of gun violence to resources that may help them achieve a sense of well-being means navigating a complex system with ambiguous rules. When you’re trying to find resources to pay for counseling, medical care, or funeral services for a family member who was a victim of gun violence, there are a lot of acronyms you might want to learn.

The Importance of Midwives and the Skill and Science Behind Being One

By Nina Indigo

Researchers have brought a serious issue in midwifery to surface. They stress the importance of midwives and their need to better understand the skill and science of being one, specifically within their emotional intelligence. Why, because it’s essential to how well they perform their roles as midwives.

Hidden Costs: Gun Violence, The Healthcare Aftermath, and Who Pays?

By Denise Clay-Murray

The City of Philadelphia takes a big financial hit every time someone is injured or killed due to gun violence. Much of those costs are borne by the city itself. The series will report on the cost of healthcare, wellness, mental health, and community healing.

11 Days of Love Stories Press Release

Love Now Media, a media and news organization that uplifts the voices of those advocating for justice, wellness, and equity will host its annual storytelling series 11 Days of Love Stories this year from June 14th to June 24th. The series returns for its fourth year or programs with daily TV and social media broadcasts, 7 new short documentaries and 3 live events, after skipping a year due to the pandemic. All 3 of Love Now Media’s 11 Days of Love Stories live events will be held at Sol Garden Studios located 1000 Buttonwood Street, in the Callowhill section of Philadelphia, PA.

Why Love? Why Now? Love prevailed during the pandemic

By Carlo Campbell

Three couples share stories about finding love in uncertain times. Fear and commitment led many to reroute their wedding aisle GPS and take a lovers pit stop and play things by ear. Fear for the vulnerable in our population, our elders, and people with preexisting health concerns, along with commitment to honor state, federal, and CDC directives curtailing travel and large group gatherings.