Emotionally preparing for the holiday season

I recently asked a group of young adults what some of their fondest memories from the holidays are. They shared a lot of similarities: grandma’s peach cobbler, playing card games with cousins, and the special gift that they waited all year to receive. Everyone in the room was in sync with one another about these joyful moments.
Then one person, a young Black female who did not say much during the session, stated, “I hate the holidays.”

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Black men must assume their share of communal responsibility

In today’s society, it is no secret that many Black male-female relationships are in turmoil. African Americans have the highest single-parent-household percentages in the country. We have continuous representation of conflicting relationships in the media, and those conflicts continue into the community. So from where does this come?

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BU (Beautifully United): a step to eliminating colorism

Race has been the forefront of conversations for a long time. However, recently with the efforts of #BlackLivesMatter and several of the racist incidents that have been picked up by mainstream media, it seems like there has been limited to no progress in racial politics. Skin color has been a topic of debate amongst African Americans since slavery.

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The crossroads of mental health and faith

Faith is an essential part of our lives. As human beings, it is common to have some sort of connection with a spiritual force. If you read any therapy or motivational books on the Black community, it is often highlighted that faith is the core for Black people in healing. Pastor Roslyn Harmon is someone who is taking this form of healing to the next level with Circle of Healing Ministries.

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