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…

Emotional Barriers: The Stigmas By Katherine March

The common displacement of thought over emotion is often thrown hard at women in today’s world of dating and/or overall romance. It projects onto the stigma that women are overall more emotional than men and don’t put thought into situations once their feelings are involved. While women tend to project out the feeling that men lack both empathy and sympathy when it comes to emotional expression. I wouldn’t say those notions are completely wrong but it has built up a very big emotional barrier for the genders when it comes…

Judgment Beyond The Bleachers by Nasir Salaam

Disclaimer: At Black With No Chaser, we believe in providing a platform for all voices. This series is brought to us by our incarcerated brother Nasir Salaam. We hope you enjoy and encourage his willingness to share his mind with us. Nasir can be found on Instagram @freenazz Nazz On IG also help Nasir reach 1000 signatures by clicking on the link Change.Org for his wrongful conviction. Learn more about his story. We never claimed to be angels, prophets or a messenger, just a human being that’s prone to mistakes.…

Children Are People Too by Ayana Conry

BWNC Family is a lane catered to Black Motherhood, Fatherhood, Childhood and the entire Black Culture Dynamics. With so many topics of discussions to explore, we open this platform to create a safe place for the parenting and family aspect. At BWNC we support and amplify the many perspectives of being black. Please follow MzYaniBaby on MzYaniBaby on IG and support her pieces and work. People, at every age, have their own very real and legitimate feelings, emotions, dispositions, and personalities. With that said, children are people too. Unfortunately, in…

Grief in My Black Experience

“Libations poured in remembrance Balloons released into the sky Ritual and procession, Pomp and circumstance It’s an affair when Black people die.” -F. Renee Hamilton My earliest memory of death was being held in my mothers’ arms as we stood in line to view my paternal great-grandmothers body for the last time. I could not have been more than four years old, but this final saying of goodbye has forever been engrained in my memory. Vaguely, I remember various family members leaning over to kiss the lady whom I thought…