With only a handful of licensed opticians in Liberia Dr. Willnella Peters, a native of Liberia, decided to develop a non-profit organization to provide free eye care in Liberia and other developing nations. The Bush Chicken spoke with Dr. Peters about the work her organization HEALS, which stands for Helping Eyes against the Loss of Sight, and what their plans are for the future.
Art of Hearts is a non-profit organization that conducts art therapy workshops for children in developing countries who have experienced hardships. We recently interviewed Jewel Tolbert, who founded the organization, to talk about her work.
As Liberian music continues to experience wider exposure, The Bush Chicken reached out to one of the people responsible for this â€” DJ Chirpz, a nominee in the DJ of the Year category. DJ Chirpz can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Liberia has yet to regain its once proud stature on the continent, but Liberians can be assured that the contributions of their ancestors have made significant contributions to society, especially in the United States. On this last day of Black History Month, we celebrate Liberians who contributed to Black American history.
Three days after the World Health Organization, or WHO, declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, many Liberians are still unaware of this new virus that is quickly spreading across the world.
On Friday, September 18, Chicago Global Health Alliance held its second annual Art Gala at Adler University in Downtown Chicago. Family, friends and supporters of the non-profit gathered to help raise awareness and financial resources for the medical team.
The â€œLiberian Trailblazersâ€ series profiles exceptional Liberians and the work they do. Recently, The Bush Chicken had the pleasure of interviewing Lasanna â€œAceâ€ Harris, a grammy-nominated producer who has worked with the likes of LeCrae, Nicki Minaj, and T.I.
In July, a team of medical professionals and humanitarians transported over US$700,000 worth of medical supplies to hospitals in Liberia such as the John F. Kennedy Memorial, Phebe, and Redemption, and Ganta United Methodist Hospitals. They plan to return in December to provide training for using and maintaining the equipment.