Black History

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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Voter Suppression - October 2020

Voter Suppression - October 2020

Many take the right to vote for granted, but this month Spotlight is going to take a moment to appreciate recent documentaries that spotlight the history & current voter suppression tactics that have been used in the United States. Amazon Prime Video has released “All In -The Fight for Democracy”that chronicles the gubernatorial race in Georgia in 2018.  I encourage you to watch with open ears, eyes and heart as Stacey Abrams shares her personal journey in her race for the Governor seat in Georgia.  CNN also produced "John Lewis - Good Trouble."  There are very scary tactics that continue today...

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September: African-American Beauty & Representation Matters

September: African-American Beauty & Representation Matters

There are multiple aspects of beauty in the African-American experience that can be explored. Some of those items include colorism, hair-textures/products, all of which will be explored in later months of Spotlight. For September, to coordinate with our beautiful organic products from BokuJoy, we discuss & discover: 1) Black women representation in the beauty industry2) Michelle Obama and her beauty regimen. Let's talk about skin care & makeup on TV or in magazines!

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August is Black Business Month

August is Black Business Month

African-American businesses are essential our communities and the overall American economy. August has been designated to recognize the contributions and impacts. More discussion about Black Business and the impact to our communities online in our Spotlight Sisters Community! Download this graphic to learn more about the disparities facing the Black business community. Resources: https://resources.smartbizloans.com/blog/business-owners/infographic-august-is-national-black-business-month/ https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/05/how-americans-are-supporting-black-owned-businesses.html

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