Time to take charge of your health

Staying active during this pandemic is very important even if it is just within the home, walk around the house, move from room to room. Walk in place. Start to do some exercises. 400,000 Americans have perished due to the COVID-19 virus. It is not a secret that the virus has laid bare the fact that many people of color are not as healthy as they perhaps should be. There are institutional changes in health care that must take place to correct inequities, but there are things that can be done right now to help make your health better. There are things now that can help you save yourself and your family. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc, many people are afraid to leave their homes. As Americans try to navigate and survive this pandemic, many have decreased their physical activity. Staying active is very important even if it is just …

Movie Review: Locked Down

Turning desperate, the couple plans a theft from Harrods — arguably Europe’s most famous department store, It may be 2021’s first viable COVID-themed movie. Hopefully it’s not the best audiences can expect. Anyone who has been locked down, pent up, frustrated and emotionally frayed will relate. Life with the virus has been hard and the light at the end of the tunnel is tiny. And so, British screenwriter Steven Knight (Oscar nominated Dirty Pretty Things) pumps out this ode to imprisonment with little flair, not much depth, lots of dialogue, no grasp of one specific genre and unlovable characters. For good measure, in the middle of what is a tiresome couple’s personal drama, he tosses in a caper. Tonal issues and plausibility be damned. Bringing Knight’s vision to life is the well-respected director Doug Liman, whose reputation started with the hip-to-be-cool Swingers in 1996, includes the thriller The …

Biden Urges Unity

The U.S. Capitol Building, pre-inauguration. Two weeks ago, domestic terrorists failed in an attempt to seize the Capitol and harm government officials who were carrying out the duties of ceremonially counting Electoral College votes. Five people died, including a Capitol Police Officer, due to injuries sustained during the attempted seditious insurrection. Getty Images. Two-thirds of the country gave a huge sigh of relief Wednesday morning as Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States ending the four-year term of possibly the worst president of the United States – Donald J. Trump. January 20, 2021 was a cold and overcast Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., until the sun popped out just before Biden’s swearing-in. The crowd in a city that has been locked down because of the dual threats of the coronavirus pandemic and the potential for domestic terrorism was smaller than usual and socially distanced. …