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Honoring Chadwick Boseman

According to The American Journal of Pathology, “African Americans have the highest incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer of any ethnic group in the United States. Although some of these disparities can be explained by differences in access to care, cancer screening and other socioeconomics factors, disparities remain.”

Please take health and the health of your loved ones seriously. Early detection can be a lifesaver. Get your yearly physicals. Be in tune with your body.

Stay persistent and courageous in all your endeavors. Nothing comes without putting in the work. What you put in it is what you’ll get out of it.

After the premiere of Black Panther, Boseman said, “In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.”

Build your bridge and let nothing get in your way. As James Baldwin said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

Let today be the first day you create your legacy.

Anissa D. Blair is an Atlanta-based author and blogger with a passion for writing and being a mother and wife. In her blog, “Straight, No Chaser,” she represents everyday women “just trying to cope doing average s—” and covers all topics — from the good, the bad and the ugly of navigating through life’s obstacles and roadblocks, to building and keeping successful relationships while trying to maintain your sanity. No taboo topics here. You can read her work at and follow her on social media @anissadblair on Instagram and @anissablair on Facebook.

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