THINK PINK!!! Meagan Good, Kim Coles on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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I’ve never been a fan of the color, but I salute the cause. It’s officially breast cancer awareness month; unleash your pink…anything. This year holds special meaning for me with my aunt and mom battling it and fiercely (*knock on wood*) defeating it. Unfortunately my Nana wasn’t able to survive the big C over a decade ago. The harrowing reality that cancer cut her 60-year-old life short is disheartening, at times. But, it’s a reality in which millions of families experience each year. According to Susan G. Komen, 40,000 people are estimated to die this year from breast cancer.

And despite the  rumor that breast cancer is strictly a white women’s disease, it’s only partially true. Yes, we are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, buuutttt, this is a big but, so pay attention, Black women are more likely to DIE from breast cancer compared to white women. Sorry I’m being so morbid in this post, but I think it’s necessary to shatter any myths circulating around breast cancer. It gives us the chance to actually talk about it and band together to cure it. With that said, I highlight (using my Pink Sharpie) three celebs that are cleverly raising awareness for breast cancer.

Meagan’s Goodies Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness

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Meagan Good took to Instagram to accept the Harley Davidson Pink Challenge by wearing the firm’s signature tee. The famous hog dealers have a clothing collection–Pink Label– to honor breast cancer survivors. Any pink label gear you purchase a portion will be donated to the National Cancer Foundation and Young Survival Coalition. The Think Like a Man star urged others to accept the pink challenge: “Le’t express our support for the one in eight women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year…let’s take the Pink Challenge and spread awareness!!!”

Kym Coles WooWooWoo’s Survivors of Breast Cancer

woowoowooSpeaking of tees, comedienne Kim Coles has reignited her famous catchphrase–appearing on sisterhood sitcom “Living Single”–to plaster on some tanks. The WooWooWoo (written in pink letters) tanks  are being sold online to raise money for breast cancer awareness cause. Kim is relaunching the tank in honor of her friend and her sister, who is a survivor. Purchase one while supplies last…it’s only for a limited time.

Team Cancer Free

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One half of the original 106 & Park show host, Free, an advocate for breast cancer awareness, made her annual ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ 5K walk in Boston last weekend. The walk is to raise awareness and money  for a cure for breast cancer. Free’s team dubbed ‘Team Cancer Free’ has raised over $4,000 so far. Their goal is to reach $5,000 that’ll go towards American Cancer Society’s research in treating breast cancer. There is still time to donate to the cause. If you wish to give click here.

Let’s think pink, y’all.

FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Megan Good &amp More Celebs Participate in Read Across America Day

First Lady Michelle Obama and  Education Secretary Arne Duncan (R) Image Courtesy: ed.gov

First Lady Michelle Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan (R)
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FLOTUS Michelle Obama kicked off Reading Across America day by…how else?…reading to the kiddies at the Library of Congress on Sunday. It was also Dr. Seuss’s birthday, so she appropriately read “The Cat in the Hat,” and spoke about the importance of reading to young ‘uns.

On Dr. Seuss’s birthday I think it’s fitting that we celebrate the significance of reading. As parents it’s important that we continue to highlight its benefits. Reading not only brings our families together but it prepares our children for a lifetime of learning.

Cat and Hat, Thing 1, Thing 2 raise your right hand and solemnly swear... Image Courtesy: huffpost.com

Cat and Hat, Thing 1, Thing 2 raise your right hand and solemnly swear…
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They even marked the event by having the kids take a Dr. Seuss-themed oath administered by Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 saying, “I promise to read each day and each night. I know it’s the key to growing up right.”

Cue the awwww’s, and the urge to grab a book and head to the nearest classroom. That’s just what actress Meagan Good did. Donning stripped hats Meagan and her sister, Lamiya dashed over to Compton to join the newly inaugurated mayor, Aja Brown, to read Dr. Seuss classics. And they weren’t alone.

Meagan Good reading to the children. Image Credit: IG

Meagan Good reading to the children.
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“Everybody Hates Chris” star Imani Hakim was there for the children as well as her reading partner Juwan Godwin, model and actor.

Imani Hakim and Juwan...everyone looks good in that stripped hat.  Image Courtesy: IG

Imani Hakim and Juwan…everyone looks good in that stripped hat.
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Do you remember Flex Alexander? R&B singer Shaniece’s husband. The actor with the reach for the sky locks. Well, he’s come out of hiding and showed kids the importance of literacy. Wonder if he still has the locks…nah.

Flex Alexander engaging kiddies during story time. Image Courtesy: IG

Flex Alexander engaging kiddies during story time.
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And finally the never aging beauties “Teen Wolf’s” Bianca Lawson and “Girlfriends” Anne-Marie Johnson share reading duties in the video below. Check it out.