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. a free conference on what you need to know about breast cancer and breast. plus, tips and ideas for your mother's day brunch with executive chef david lawrence and can could god be a back woman? >> a rock-your-world now exhibit at the african-american culture complex next on black renaissance.
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good morning, i'm your host dr. brenda wade. the national cancer institute estimates that nearly 27,000 african-american women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. why is this number so high and what, most importantly, can you do to prevent this illness? we have to provide treatment for women with breast cancer. and here to tell us about a special free breast cancer and health conference, taking place may 4th is miss pamela ratliff. she joins us from the community
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partnership program at the stanford cancer institute. good morning. welcome back. >> good morning. thank you. >> it's so good to have you back, pamela. >> thank you. >> i know how much heart and soul you put into this conference every year. tell us why you do what you do with this conference? >> well, it's important for me having had a mother who had breast cancer. >> uh-huh. >> several family members and knowing people in the community who really needed to have some sort of resource, information that was culturally tailored for them and can provide them with much-needed information. >> why is the cultural tailoring so important? a lot of people don't realize there is a dif rip cancer profile in african-american, whether it's sting healthy or how you take treatment or what treatment you get. >> yes. being culturally tailor side very important for any program that you conduct. we want to encompass things.
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maybe taboo and disspell many of the myths around breast cancer. it's important for -- important for us to reach women where they are. >> what is the most important myth? this is really key for us to get the myths out of the way. >> the most important myth is that cancer, breast cancer is a death sentence. we want women to have a long and prosperous lives. >> they can live long and pros rouse lives with that diagnosis. that is important. thank you. i wanted to underscore that. what else do you want women to know about? breast health is something each us are responsible for. what is the most important thing that people need to know about breast health in. >> the most important thing is for women to be aware of any changes in the body. >> uh-huh. >> and to feel comfortable advocating for themselves. >> uh-huh. >> we try to teach women at the conference how to have their voices heard. if not, how to go out and make
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sure that if they don't receive the information they feel they deserve, that they go out and get a second opinion. >> great. if you don't get what you need, get a second opinion, pink is, go to your medical professional and just be very, very intentional. one of the other things i want to drop into this conversation is that if someone thinks something is going on in their body, it's important to have a friend or family member go to the medical appointments. you know, the brain does a funny tripping. >> uu -- a funny thing. >> uh-huh. >> you are sitting there and you forget to ask the questions and don't hear what someone said anyway. someone with the questions written down and writes down the answers for you. >> yeah. >> and support, may i say this? >> yeah. >> support is key to breast health because we know that people with enough emotional support stay healthy longer. >> yeah. >> and that is one of the prevention tools. >> yeah. >> and when i am teaching
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people about integrated medicine, what i do in my seminars, it's about getting support and having a positive attitude. >> yes. >> and that is what we're here for, to support women where they at. >> yes. >> we understand that someone might be alone as well and we tell them they have every right to bring a tape recorder. you may not be there in presence of mind. >> that's right. >> and we encourage people to do so if needed. >> one of the things i love about your conference is that this is a place where people can feel less frightened. >> yes. >> to feel less alone. i know that you provide a high level of support at the conference. anybody who has a family member has a friend, if you have it diagnosed and you want to stay healthy and be informed, this is the place to go? >> absolutely. we have -- that cover the spectrum of risk reduction on who the biology of cancer is
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and on to women survivors, advocacy, psyche lodge support. >> -- psychological support. >> excellent. >> i know that you cover why it is that african-american women can sometimes have a lower survival rate and what they need to do to make sure they survive and have a long prosperous life. >> they have more aggressive forms of breast cancer and we're feeling that african- american women have longer followup times and that is of great concern. when they are diagnosed with breast cancer, it takes longer, for some reason, to schedule them in for their treatment, making it harder to treat the patient. >> and you saying sometimes african-american women will wait long to follow up? judge no, i don't want to say they wait too long. >> i'm sorry. >> the actual followup time by the health snout. >> oh. >> the place they're being seen at. >> okay. >> that is a key thing.
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>> that means this is where raising your voice comes in? judge absolutely. instead of waiting 60 days versus the 30 days you that see most women. >> this is where we see the health disparitys? >> yeah. >> and they are real and are there other things you want to leave the audience with so they know you're going to get the conference and can you leave a tip, even to those not able to make it? >> yes, we want women to know, again, they have to be proactive. if they observe changes in their bodies to be comfortable sharing that information with a certified health professional. we want women top that their bodies are their temples. >> yes. >> and it's important to take care of them. to eat healthy, reduce stress levels, become physically active and make sure they make the most out of the time they have. >> and one of the important
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questions, when should women get mammograms? >> there is a lot of controversy around. >> i know. >> and that is over. we emphasize women as much as 40 and over. we don't want those women to be left out. >> right. >> and of this discussionnd dialogue. >> all right. >> no matter what your age, get to that conference and that is free. it's on the screen there and that is the free breast cancer and i say health conference. saturday, may 4th, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at south san francisco conference center and that is at 255 south airport boulevard in south san francisco. can you call to register 800- 383-0941 or log on to stay healthy, do everything you
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can to be responsible for your health. getting to the conference is the way -- one way do to do it. we have more for you. stay right there. thank you, pamela.
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. welcome back. the harlem of the west is back, and it's right here inure very own backyard.
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the fillmore district. here to tell us how he and his beautiful wife are contributing to and helping to revive the glorof the colorful district and what they planning for your mother's day is restaurateur executive chef of 1300 on fillmore, mrs. and mrs. david lawrence. hello, david. >> good to see you again. >> great to have you back. you're doing so many amazing things. >> thank you. >> i have to tell everyone a secret about you that most don't know. you're a marathon runner? >> i get out there and run a little bit. >> a little bit. a marathon is a little bit. right. >> i have done new york and chicago. >> wow. >> and that is impressive. cooking and running a restaurant is something of a marathon in its own right, isn't it? >> it is. cooking and some good food with running. keeps me in shape to meet as much as we want and that is why i run. i love to run and could be. >> you love to cook, eat and run and that is a great
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combination. >> how long has 1300 been open? >> we celebrated a five-year anniversary. can you believe that? >> i can't believe that. >> and. >> is like president obama, you know? >> exactly. >> the power comes into your hands and they is bring that distinguished look on. >> david, you won amazing awards the last few years. >> i go back to washington every year. this year, i got to get into the president's, into the white house for the, before they closed it down. so i was honored to get in there. >> oh, what did you do at the white house? >> we got to tour the white house, a little bit of the kitchen and that was fun. >> oh, my goodness. >> and that was up there with getting into buckingham palace. >> i know it's up there. most people think of 1300 think of great food. if you also have great music because you're in the jazz
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district. >> of course, when we officially opened, we were about the restaurant, about the food and having a good time. every friday night, we have hot pockets, a resident bandta they come in every friday night and play. >> they are hot. >> yes, a lot of funk, r&b and on sundays, a gospel bunk. >> yeah. >> a lot -- gospel brunch. a lot of fun and where else can you have gospel music. you can have some church and alcohol at the same place. >> church and alcohol in the same place. let me think about that concept. i think it works and -- i have been to the gospel brunch and i have to say that band is fabulous. >> it is. >> absolutely fabulous. >> they rock the house. and what is inspirational, they
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go around and start singing. they're weeing -- cooks away and you have a diva? >> yes. >> and as good as the band, you stop what you're doing and you applaud. >> yeah. >> i know there are times. i remember miss thelma houston was in town. >> absolutely. >> and i interviewed her here. >> that is a treat for us. >> yes. >> and for everyone at the restaurant. >> and what are we going to do on mother's day in. >> the first thing you want to do is book and book early and quickly. >> yes. >> we have two there. and we have a 11:00 and 1:00 feed-in and a couple of special dishes. i have here, one of my favorites, the french toast and with some strawberries. >> wow, and is there something
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i could dare try at home? >> absolutely. this one is easy. >> you're going to give us the recipe? >> i will give you the recipe for that. >> you will? >> come o give our viewers a tip. don't tease, david. >> the french toast is simple. it's just egg and some cream and sugar, cinnamon. >> uh-huh. >> raspberry, the balsamic and strawberries, with a touch of sugar in there and that is not hard as it seems. >> a reduction of balsamic with a touch of sugar? >> yes. and it's sweet in itself. when you reduce it, that disappears and goes well with strawberries. >> they roastd? >> absolutely. >> that is a different twist. >> when you roast it, the intense flavor of the strawberries come out. >> the intense flavor? >> and the pefume. >> i am going to taste one before we're done. this is egg cream cinnamon?
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>> yes. >> all right, everybody, you have a free recipe from chef david. what do we have? >> an old favorite and this is poached eggs on buttermilk biscuits for texas ham. >> buttermilk chivees about cuts with what kind of ham? >> cajun ham. slicey and -- spicey and slice it on the bottom and that is with that kick to the dish. >> all right. >> and some hollandaise on top and some tobasco in there as well. >> and i am sorry, chef david. i have to go for it j. don't let me stop you. >> what kind of biscuit? >> that is buttermilk. >> oh, my god. you do this from scratch? >> absolutely. every sunday and this is from scratch. >> what is the story on your
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ingredients. >> we get all fresh and comes in that day. we use it that day and we move on. >> i love it. >> and use it again. >> i have to taste the french toast. this is amazing looking. >> and you get syrup in there? >> yes, i did and this is fabulous. >> thank you. >> you have anything planned for summer? >> summer's coming up and getting better. we are getting -- looking forward to them. >> and thank you, chef david. you will want to dine at 1300 with chef david. call and get that reservation for mother's day. 771-seventy seven hundred or log on to -- log on to 1500 this will do it. and what about our next segment? black women is god, it's about
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time they discovered that. stay right. there ,,,,,,,,,,
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a new exhibit challenges the artistic space that we once thought women could -- black women could occupy. it's called black women and god. it runs through may 1st at the african-american arts and culture complex. here to tell us about that unique exhibit is artist and curator of the show, and the executive director, kimberly hayes. hi, kimberly.
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>> hi. >> thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me, brend. >> my pleasure now and when did you become the executive director of the complex? >> a month ago. >> oh. march 4th was my first day there. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> and now to the area and dog. where are you from? >> i'm from new york city. >> new york city. all the way to san francisco. >> yes. >> an improvement, isn't it? >> of course. >> and it is best weather. >> and what is your vision? now that you have taken over the executive director. what would you like to bring from new york to san francisco? i know that new york rules the world when it comes to earth. you bringing that with you. >> and that is my experience and background. some of the images i have seen in some of the other art capitals of the world like paris and new york. >> yes. >> and trying to develop the programs in the center and to
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bring a different cache and take it to the next level. our executive director did a wonderful job with the center. >> yes. >> and getting it to where it is now and getting charged with taking it to the next level. >> beautiful. >> and we have some images from this incredible exhibit. first, whose idea is it? >> and there were the two cocurators. they were sitting around and they were trying to develop a complex for the exhibit and they were trying to figure out a way to have that group exhibit about women and came up with the idea. the black woman is god. >> yeah. >> and you know what? it is. that is the idea. >> yeah zoo and they worked around that and became a conduct on its own. >> there are so many black images. let's look at the foe -- photos. and tell us who did this one?
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>> this is from mona green. i think the image is called mother. >> beautiful. >> and you can see the vibrancy of it and how great it is. the exhibit is very bright and vibrant. >> yes, it is. >> and aws you in immediately as you walk in. >> yeah, let's see some more. and this is? >> okay, this is a phenomenal piece. what you can't see is that all over this photo is the word no. >> oh. the concept is black women are constantly told no all of their lives. >> um. >> you can't see that, but it's a subtle undertone and that is magnificent. >> and who is the artist? >> the artist is -- . >> and -- . >> it will come to you. are they in the show? >> they are all. >> okay.
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>> and this is by dana. >> uh-huh. >> dana tyler. and this is called, this is one of my favorite ones that saw yesterday. this is called mother. and you see the imagery of her being blind folded and, you know, you kind of come to your own conclusions. i think it was really vast and the imagery that you came up with. >> yeah. >> and she's still -- . >> right? >> and exactly. >> and this is, you know, and that has the imagery of black women and curvacious. and attached to the hair and hair is a big deal. >> yes. >> with black women and this is an awesome piece of that and that is, you know, i saw the exhibit a couple of days ago. it was so much fun. this one? >> this is called i am. and this is, you know, i love the abstractness of it and that
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is because it's black and white. >> looks like the ancestors here. the guardians. >> it is. >> and that we're connected for sure. >> yes. >> and this is a wonderful show. i saw it and especially love the beautiful sculpture. >> right. >> one of the most incredible things and this is a taste of what you're bringing, i am thrilled. >> i can't take all of the credit. >> right. >> and there were 21 artists. >> and up there, quickly. you have a show by mrs. calloway. >> yes, called the elders project and it's phenomenal. it highlights african-americans from 90 to 104. >> yes. >> and mrs. calloway is 94 years ole. >> wow. >> and extraordinary. >> it is. such a range of work. >> yeah. >> and there is so much here and i found last note, felt
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excited and uplifted. >> right. >> and also in a strange way, this is a sense of community. >> right. >> when you walk in and there is a lot to see and do. thank you so much for coming. >> thank you. >> and from come -- for coming from new york to be with us here. >> the can't is through may 30th. >> i will give all of the information. i encrown you to go see black woman is god. it will rock your world, running through may 1st at the african-american culture complex. the information is right there. that is may and runs through may 30th. >> yeah. >> okay, starts may 1st through may 30th and it's at 762 fullton street here in san francisco. >> yes. >> call 922-2049 or log on to for more infoand we'll leave you with hugh, who performed saturday night, april 27th at marin civic center. i'm dr. brenda wade. keep your attitude positive,
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everyone. food, music, and art will do that for you. blessings.
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