#BlackMentalHealthMatters: Coping With Race-based Traumatic Stress

By now we’ve probably all heard about the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the international protests that followed. I think it’s safe to say that most of us are hurt but not surprised. Their stories are only recent additions to America’s long history of violence against African Americans.  The first viral case of police brutality that I was old enough to actually process was Trayvon Martin in 2012. The news reports paralyzed me. I walked around with this heavy feeling in my chest, I couldn’t control…

The circulation of Black Death on Social Media

Why is it that images of black people being killed are able to circulate on social media, but content regarding the murder or abuse of animals is banned? When was the last time you saw a white person’s death reposted on instagram? Which lives are valued? Are the lives of pets more valuable than the lives of black people? Violence against the black body is nothing new in the United States. This country has a gruesome history in regards to the general treatment of black people. The black body has…

Somebody Kill Rona! This Heffa is Making Me Fat!

For the love of God, please kill Corona. Not only has she turned life upside down, but this heffa has the nerve to make me fat too! OMG the emotional eating is real over here bruh! I might as well have opened the newest soul food restaurant in my house serving all the fried, smothered in gravy, cornbread filled meals, equipped with the best full service bakery in town! But this has to stop TODAY!!! If not, I’m going to fall into the land of no return!!   Emotional Eating is the devil!!!!! But there is…

On their 15th Anniversary, FAMU Deltas Honor The Memory of Their Beloved Linesister in an Incredibly Touching Tribute

The image came across my timeline, a photograph of a group of beautiful black women somewhere in what appeared to be a desert all dressed in white with camels both kneeling and standing around them. There was an undeniable regalness to the image – I was in the presence of black royalty. At first glance, I thought that I had seen an image like this many times before– of beautiful black professional millennial women gathering together abroad to celebrate life; but, the more I observed the picture the more something…

Go UnF*ck Yourself: 7 Factors in Optimizing Life in 2020

Like many of my conscious brothas and sistahs, my last ten years have been off the damn chain! The whos, whats, whens, wheres, and hows of the last decade have been extraordinary! We can’t be serious. Did you see the President? What about the Pope? We elected Donald Trump as US President and the Pope got in trouble for giving charity to the poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not, even scientifically, we are effin screwed! We’re in a real live IDIOCRACY! The only thing we can consciously…