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COVID Crisis in our Community


Singer, Jeremih (Update)

Singer Jeremih is reportedly doing better since leaving the ICU this past weekend due to a COVID-19 related illness. A message confirmed by his DJ T. Taylor from a recent Instagram story post that states Jeremih was praising God for his recovery, and the information trended heavily on Twitter. We are glad he is a COVID-19 survivor. This COVID-19 Crisis is a wake-up call.

On a previous blog post ( back in March. For instance, I defined the COVID-19 dangers in a setting that gave a clear picture of the terror lurking our way. We all have a job not to be reckless. Specifically, stay healthy and mindful of our safety.

Although many people of all class, size, economic background, and race can get ill from COVID, my focus today involves my people, which are 2.6x higher according to the CDC, to get the virus.;  my community is hit the hardest. Therefore, we really need to stick together and build wonderful groups around us with good, safe goals to help us really get back on the road to healing. COVID-19 is taking our people out, with young and old, being affected. Singer Jeremih is just one in a handful of African American celebrities to be victims of this virus.

Also, the Black/Brown Community can not fall on our knees and wait for help. However, we need to call out any groups who lack responding and assisting in our recovery. African-Americans can no longer allow our families to sit down and die. Black Lives Matter must continue fighting against police brutality by marching the streets with masks and following all social distancing protocols.

In other words, learn, read, and listen to our local elected officials while keeping your families safe. The changing times are above all filled with differences we all need to step up and maintain, think good thoughts, use time wisely, practice self-care, and whenever possible, do positive things around the house to keep spirits high. Moreover, call/text a loved one, friend, or special one to say, “How are you doing? Lastly, let’s shoutout those who tested positive and won.

  1. Idris Elba
  2. NBA Kevin Durant
  3. Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds
  4. NBA Patrick Ewing
  5. DL Hughley
  6. Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms
  7. Tiffany Haddish
  8. Rapper Scarface
  9. NBA Russell Westbrook
  10. Sheree Whitfield
  11. Usain Bolt
  12. The Rock
  13. Rapper Slim Thug

Cheron K. Griffin, Author

Cheron K. Griffin

Ramelle Carter Blog is ecstatic over a phone chat with Author, Freedom Coach, Lifestyle Hacker, Dating Consultant, and a Divorce Guru, Cheron K. Griffin.  Griffin’s latest accomplishment is a book called, I See You, Igniting Hope and Preventing Suicide. I See You, was written and inspired by the help of emojis.  The book provides comfort for people feeling lonely, different, or broken-hearted. The premise of the book is “I see you and you are loved.”  “I SEE YOU” sole campaign purpose is to spread happiness.

Here is the link to the book:

Ramelle:  Please briefly explain what prompted you to write your new book?

Cheron: God, also my amazing spirit,  guided me to write this book, also the reason why I uses emojis, the who book process leads me to let others have a dialogue.

Ramelle: You know the whole subject of suicide hits home with me. When my daughter was a student at North Hollywood High school; her classmate committed suicide. My daughter began to shut down.  Above all, I talked with her, and I was available. Futhermore, I am very aware of the effects of suicide.


Ramelle: With tragedies of suicide, especially with teens; What are some signs that you and other certified professionals has found to be a trigger factor?

Cheron: Certainly there is no one who can point out easily a trigger, I mean there are some people who just say or even start getting affairs in order, simple as that.


Ramelle: Can you give my readers insight on your Grow A Girl Network?

Cheron: Grow a Girl Network, is an extension of the book, I See You, its actually in a rebranding stage but, essentially I want this to encourage girls, ladies, women to have awesome self-esteem, dream big and aim high.



The magic of reading and joy of books is a wonderful exploration. Consequently, Cheron K. Griffin took the time to share it with me. Therefore in a ambiguous way,  we all owe gratitiude to the power of knowledge and sharing. Let me take this time to call this the share corner. The share corner is where I interview a person who has taken the time to forge ahead with all or even some complications that life brings forward. The disastrous of even more memories will come to pass and bottle up a tasty treat of joy.


Finally, I want to take this time to remember, Xavier William Patterson, who will always be remembered in my daughter’s heart.