A Tale Of Misclassification By Health Equity Jazz

Trigger Warning September is Suicide Prevention Month. In honor of that, I want to share a personal story that has been on my heart and has shaped my thoughts and understandings of addiction, death, and suicide. This blog post discusses the topic of suicide, suicidal ideation, addiction, and depression. If you are not in a state of positive mental health, please be cautious in reading this post. If you are actively in a state of anxiety, depression, passive or active suicidal ideation, please know that there are resources available for…

Why We Should Be Hella Concerned About Environmental Racism By Kymberly Akpowowo

What does August 29, 2005, vs. August 29, 2021, have in common? Sadly, a lot. Exactly 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in the state of Louisiana residents are dealing with Hurricane Ida. 16 years later we have made minimal progress in the fight to dismantle/improve the damaging effects of structural and environmental racism. To note, about 60% of the population in New Orleans is Black. At the time this post was penned, more than 800,000 residents were without power, sewage, or water in Louisiana. Of…

CDC issues new guidance for these grandparents to get these mf kids

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued new guidance for vaccinated grandparents to either pick up or receive these mf kids. Statistics show that parents who are between the ages of not washed to a little washed to very washed need a mf break from these mf kids. With stress levels being at an alarming all time high after being stuck with these mf kids for more than a mf year in the mf house, parents of kids who are too young to watch themselves are tired…