Stand Against Racism Day took place April 26 on the Summer Street Bridge in Boston. Nearly 300 individuals wore “Racism hurts everyone” buttons, blew whistles and held signs that read “Honk! Take a stand against racism.” All employees from nearby Neighborhood Health Plan turned out, along with supporters from local businesses.
On a grey morning, a group of Chinese seniors fussed over a pink-clad toddler, exclaiming in Cantonese and Toishanese. Other seniors strolled over and discussed their traditional Chinese dance and music classes. In another area, elders proudly displayed their Chinese ink-brush paintings of prancing horses and delicately veined shrimp. Despite all the Chinese commotion, these seniors do not live in Chinatown. Instead, they reside at the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly.
The Brain Building in Action Community Fair took place April 9 at the ABCD Chinese Church Head Start at 112 Shawmut Avenue. The event included breakfast, performances and dancing. Live demonstrations from community partners showed how to prepare healthy mango salsa and how to select educational toys for children.
The Chinatown Coalition discussed youth and free medical services on April 11 at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center.
Americans have known that smoking causes lung cancer since the 1950s. In addition, studies link smoking to the onset of heart disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other deadly ailments. However, more than half a century later, it is still hard to give up this habit. According to the American Cancer Society, nicotine — the drug found in tobacco, which make up cigarettes — is more addictive than heroin or cocaine.
Good food is one of life’s great joys, as is cooking at home. In general, home cooking is much healthier than eating out. Cooking balanced nutritious meals at home just needs some planning ahead. This means buying the right ingredients during grocery shopping and cooking them properly.