Black History

Juneteenth and 3 Ways You Can Celebrate This Year

Juneteenth and 3 Ways You Can Celebrate This Year

When Abraham Lincoln signed The Emancipation Proclamation into effect, freeing slaves held in rebellious Confederate states, over 250,000 slaves in Texas didn’t get the memo. Union troops marched into Texas on June 19, 1865, signaling the end of the war and slavery, and a legacy of celebration was born.  Today Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day, is a day of celebration and reflection for Black people. The meaning and celebrations of Juneteenth have evolved over the decades. Now, as it has now been declared an official federal holiday, there are several ways Black people and their allies can commemorate the holiday....

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Healthy Sleep Habits - May 2021

Healthy Sleep Habits - May 2021

For the Black community, racism impacts our lives disproportionally every day. In our workplace, in our communities, in medical care, and even in our sleep.  Sleep is incredibly important for overall health and wellness, and lack of or otherwise poor sleep, can put you at a risk for higher rates of critical health problems and diseases.  Have you ever been prescribed “plenty of rest” when you’re sick or injured?  There’s a good reason for it.  Sleep allows your brain to slow down and divert energy you’d otherwise be using towards healing and restoration.  Sleep deprivation, or even oversleeping, can lead...

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Journaling Benefits for self-care - April 2021

Journaling Benefits for self-care - April 2021

Mental Health Benefits Of Journaling For African Americans Are you aware that your mental health can get affected by the stress that you pass through daily? According to research, more than 50% of African American women go through stress in one way or another and it is gradually affecting their mental health. But the fact that you are depressed or stressed now doesn't mean you should give up on yourself. Asides from taking drugs daily, do you know that journaling can help you release all the bottled-up stress inside you? Journaling was first perceived to be a practice that is...

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Vintage Black Hollywood Glamour - March 2021

Vintage Black Hollywood Glamour - March 2021

March is Women’s History Month, and it wouldn’t be a celebration if we didn’t honor the Black women that trailblazed their way through Hollywood in a time of opposition and adversity. Hollywood was an industry that valued men first, women second, and Black women dead last. Yet, Black women continued to excel in the industry despite it.  Cicely Tyson is just one example of a Black actress pioneering her way through Hollywood. In a 1997 interview, Tyson said, “I wait for roles — first, to be written for a woman, then, to be written for a black woman. And then...

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Black History Month Celebrated - February 2021

Black History Month Celebrated - February 2021

    In February 1926, Carter G. Woodson launched the first “Negro History Week.” Its slow adoption was spurred on by Black social movements to combat the mistreatment, oppression, and disenfranchisement of Black Americans. Finally in 1976, Negro History Week became Black History Month.  Today Black History Month is a staple part of American culture and a time of celebration in the Black community.  Each year, we honor the Black scientists, engineers, social activists, politicians, entrepreneurs, or innovators that have provided a great advancement to the community and in American society.  We have more support than ever, with the tragic...

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