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6 Ways White Supremacy Takes a Toll on the Mental Health of Black People

By Terrell Jermaine Starr Officially, Kalief Browder died as a result of suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx this weekend. Yet it’s not a stretch to say the racist criminal justice system that locked him up for more than … Continue reading

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He Cries Alone: Black Men and PTSD

By Ericka Blount Danois They’re crying out for help. But will anyone listen? They are African-American men, struggling with mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder—many are veterans, but many more are civilians struggling in secret, ashamed. These are men like 26-year-old … Continue reading

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Dear Chris Brown, Mentally Ill Black Women Need Counseling, Not A Good Lay: An Open Letter

By Nicole Moore Dear Chris Brown: When you returned home on Wednesday, May 6th I know you surely had a WTF moment. Discovering that your home was broken into, seeing your cars vandalized and finding a naked woman, whom you … Continue reading

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Inside Job

Want to see one of the BEST documentaries of the young century? Want to learn about the corporate greed that destroyed many lives globally when Wall Street collapsed?Go and pick up, the Academy Award winning INSIDE JOB. It was quietly … Continue reading

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Disappearing Middle Class: Bilingual Ph.D. Accepts Rent Money From Church

The American middle class have been disappearing way before the current recession. For minorities and those who does not have the educational background of Maria Ortiz this recession turned into a depression long ago. In some respects the earlier successes of … Continue reading

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The Recession Will Have Long-Term Effects on Black Kids

This information was not a surprise. As the saying goes, “When America sneezes, Black America has the flu.” However, the devastating impact to children was very surprising. Yes, they will live with the generational debt that the current and previous administration … Continue reading

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Be Aware

This article stirs very deep emotions. We need to be aware of those in our circle. Those in our family. Those we love. If we have any suspicions speak up and talk with the person. Help that person get the … Continue reading

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