Category Archives: Lakeshia Moore

Black Women’s Health Resource

I was surfing the internet and I came across this cool website about Black women’s health. The benefit of this site is that it offers a comprehensive list of health topics, nutrition and fitness tips, information on spiritual and mental health, and even financial advice.  And it addresses these topics as they relate to African […]

Black Beauty

For decades, African Americans have struggled with discrimination, body image, identity, and a variety of issues that have them questioning their place in society. One issue that has also been a major struggle, especially for African American women, is hair. As an African American woman, I know first hand the burden of caring for Black […]

To HPV or not to HPV? That is the Question

So for the past few months I have been debating whether or not to get the HPV vaccine. The HPV virus is passed through genital contact and has been known to come and go on its own. If left undetected and untreated, it can lead to cervical cancer. The thought of getting cervical cancer really […]

National Breast Cancer Month

  October is National Breast Cancer Month and, as always, I am excited to see the fountain on the Plaza shooting out pink water. This is also the time for all the breast cancer walks that are going on everywhere. Breast cancer is something that I think will have an effect on everyone at some […]

A Woman’s Worth

Earlier this semester I had to visit an art exhibit at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art entitled Beloved Daughters for a class assignment. I will admit that I wasn’t too enthused about going to the museum on our “day off” from class. I went to the exhibit and read the synopsis, which described a […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the first thing that popped into my head was the incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna. The situation is not such a “hot topic” anymore, but I remember when it first happened and how much publicity it got. Honestly, I was kind of upset and had lots of […]

School and Pregnancy: Is It an Either Or?

In a recent article, a woman by the name of Tara faced unfair discrimination while attending Sacred Heart University in Connecticut because she was pregnant. First, she was asked to stop coaching basketball, because she was considered a “distraction.” She was a coach on a basketball team at a summer camp — in what way […]

Lakeshia Moore: Future Teacher

Howdy,My name is LaKeshia Marie and I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education and I am super excited about having my very own classroom next fall! At UMKC I really enjoy all of the organizations and clubs that they have available to students. I think that being involved makes for a more enjoyable college […]