My name is Valerie Smith, and I am a native of Las Vegas. In 2009, I went to get my annual mammogram — which is important to me, because breast cancer runs in my family. I had been getting mammograms ever since I was 38-years- old. Today, I am 49 years of age.
The time is now to be conscious of your health. For women, we must be mindful that after a certain age, it is important to be proactive as it relates to our examinations — specifically, mammograms and other breast exams.
We have all heard the cliché, “Too much of anything is not good.” There is truth to it; when the mind is not balanced with pleasant thoughts, new discoveries, education, laughter, excitement and rest, we often find ourselves feeling as though we are enveloped by a cloud.
We know you have been on the campaign trail for President Obama, but what are some of your current projects?
On Oct. 7, I have a Lifetime Television remake of “Steel Magnolias” coming out with Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, and Jill Scott. Also, I will be doing a role on the hit series “The Practice.”
Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly of District D recently attended the United College Action Networks (U-CAN) Black College Recruitment Fair at Pearson Community Center with daughter Kenya who plans on attending an HBCU.” Dr. Audrey Manley, Former U. S. Surgeon General and President Emeritus of Spelman College, speaks at the Clark County Democratic Black Caucus event. View more photos from the event at www.lasvegasblackimage.com, PHOTO l MARTIN LOWENTHAL VISIONS www.facebook.com/MartinLowenthalVision. Will Downing and Saxaphonist Elan Trotman performing at the Las Vegas Jazz Festival.