Black Mental Health, Featured Category

The Angry Black Woman

August 14, 2019
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The stereotype of  “the angry black woman” has inspired many GIFs and quotes that only serve to perpetuate the stereotype and show how deeply embedded it is in the fabric of the American society and other communities.

Black women threaten the fabric of society. Labels are used to strip us of our power and beauty. Click To Tweet

 

Is Anger A Bad Emotion?

But let’s break this down…Is anger a bad emotion? No, it is not…

Anger is a normal human emotion. It is a part of the human experience. Society has already taught us that when we are uncomfortable with things, we should try our best to isolate it and put it in a tightly closed box.  The fact is that…Black women threaten society. Yes, I truly believe that we do. The description of the phrase “The Angry Black Woman” is only used to restrict us, label us, and place us in boxes that remove our internal power.  This is a powerful statement because black women have so much power; but sometimes, we tend to misuse it and sometimes we let others turn it against us.

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Spirituality

Is the Bible Still Relevant?

July 30, 2019
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 4 Reasons Why It Still Is…

Do People Still Own Bibles?

…Is the Bible Still Releant?

 

…Do People Still Own Bibles?

 

I started pondering this question after one of my daily reading of the Holy Bible, KJV Bible app. There was an ad at the top of the page asking for donations towards Bible translations. That got me to thinking about access to the Bible.

It dawned on me that this is another privilege that I have is that I have grown up around Bibles my entire lives. I read from my physical Bible daily, even when my relationship was difficult with God. It was like there was always a pull toward the Bible for me, I have never stopped fully reading the Bible.

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Black Mental Health, Mental Health

5 Things You Should Know About Forgiveness

July 30, 2019
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Why Should You Forgive?

If you are reading this article, then you are either curious or seeking to improve your emotional and mental health. Or you are thinking of how you can improve your life and create holistic health and healing in your life.

Then, you’ve come to the right place. The truth is that we all have things that we need to let go of. We all have things that we are afraid to face, and we are all just trying to figure out how to do our best and be happy. We are all seeking belonging in some form or another.

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Featured Category, Spirituality

7 Ways to Hear from God

July 26, 2019
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I think that we’ve all, at some point or another, wondered whether God truly exists. And we’ve all wondered, if He does exist, does He care about me?

I know that for a long time, I believed He existed, but I believed that He only wanted to punish me for the wrongs I knew that I had done. After finally letting go of my fear, and embracing my search for Him, I begun to see that He had been present all the time. The truth is God is with you, whether you think He is there or not. I also began to see that He is always speaking to us, but we tend to get in our own way.

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Black Mental Health, Black Women

Black Women Health and Wellness

May 23, 2018

Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash

Let’s face it…the health and wellness of black women is not a priority of the society that we live in. Black women face the intersection of gender and race minority (double minority). If you are an immigrant, such as myself, you stand in the center of a 3-way minority junction. The term “intersectionalilty” highlights intersections such as these very well for people of color. Health and wellness for black women is an area that is sorely needs more support.

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