Black History

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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Intergenerational Healing - January 2021

Intergenerational Healing - January 2021

Psychologists define trans-generational or intergenerational trauma as the unconscious transgression of trauma from ancestors to their next generations.  According to the US Center, there have been higher cases of diabetes, higher blood pressure, and heart disease as compared to white Americans because of trans-generational trauma. The extent of the impact of intergenerational trauma depends on three key factors: exposure to racism, level of identity development, and the information about painful experiences and subjugation of their ancestors. Sometimes, we may not be aware of these impacts or underlying contributors to negative health effects.  It is up to us to learn and...

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The Anti-Racist 30-Day challenge - November & December 2020

The Anti-Racist 30-Day challenge - November & December 2020

Over the holidays, we participated in the AntiRacist 30-day Challenge.   Even though the challenge covered 30 days, there were many days that contained multiple resources and required some deep reflection.   The co-creators of the challenge joined our Facebook group to talk with us and share with us their thoughts about the challenge. If you are interested in diving deeper into antiracist work, you can sign up for the challenge here. Download the FREE Spotlight Box affirmation for November & December, courtesy of the AntiRacist challenge.

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