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Covid Relief Newsletter

Catch the latest articles on best practices navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Deep Bench Newsletter

View featured Black professionals throught the State of New Mexico!

November Edition

A Mentor’s Perspective on Why Businesses Fail

Written by: Dar Johnson, Board Member of the African American Greater ABQ Chamber of Commerce/ SCORE Mentor...Click here to view Article.

The Important Role of Grandparents During Covid-19

Written by: Dr. Jack Taylor, Office of African American Affairs Education Team...Click here to view Article. 

 Personal Investmenst in Health 

Written by; Evelyn Rising Racial Justice Council…Click here to view Article.  

Economics of New Mexico

A Mentor’s Perspective on Why Businesses Fail

Unfortunately, too many businesses that start up fail – 25% in the first two years, after three 38% are gone, and 50% do not make it to 5 years. Now, while the reasons for failure are varied and diverse, there are a couple of reason that tend to appear the most....Click to read more.

Education of New Mexico

The Importance of Grandparents During COVID-19

According to the Center for Disease Control, about 3 percent of children nationwide live apart from their parents, and of those, nearly two-thirds are being raised by grandparents. Some 2.6 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren, either because of a temporary change in circumstances for the parents,.Click to read more. 

Health of New Mexico

Personal Investments in Health 

As October slowly disappears into November, you can use the monthly calendars as an instrument in being conscious of addressing health issues debilitating to African Americans. October is a constant reminder to schedule breast examinations. ...Click to read more. 

October Edition

The Importance of Supporting and Finding Black Owned Businesses

Written by: Theresa A. Carson, President/CEO; African American Greater ABQ Chamber of Commerce...Click here to view Article.

Distant Learning and The Concern for School Year 2020-21

Written by: Dr. Jack Taylor, Office of African American Affairs Executive Advisory Board Education Team...Click here to view Article. 

 Know Your Hormones

Written by; Dr. Ndidiamaka Okpareke,Office of African American Affairs Executive Advisory Board Health Team…Click here to view Article.  

Economics of New Mexico

The Importance of Supporting and Finding Black Owned Businesses

As we continue to move through this global pandemic; it is evident that COVID-19 has significantly impacted our small business community and especially our Black business...Click to read more.

Education of New Mexico

Distant Learning and The Concern for School Year 2020-21

The start of this school year is unlike any that we have experienced in our lifetime. It is fraught with many questions and concerns...Click to read more. 

Health of New Mexico

Know Your Hormones

Hello! My name is Ndidiamaka Okpareke, and I am your local Compound Pharmacist! I am the owner of Olive Tree Compounding Pharmacy in Rio Rancho, NM. I would like to use this opportunity to write about something so important to the balance and wellness of your body...Click to read more.