The epidemic of racism has caused a pandemic to our mental health

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As we approach the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month, I couldn’t help but think of the many tragedies African Americans have endured that have tampered with our mental health. Many of our catastrophies live on repeat.

Covid has cost countless jobs, cars, homes, relationships, marriages, children, physical and mental health. Covid has customized our living arrangements in ways we disapprove of but have no other choice but to accept. With that said, covid has a vaccination, a two-part vaccination. …


White People Are Not The Only Ones To Blame.

These pernicious views are causing black girls and women their mental health.

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I was eight years old when I realized that girls, black girls, in particular, were treated differently than boys. I subconsciously understood "boys will be boys" without having a title to latch to the experiences I was having.

As a naturally quiet introvert, my intuition always fights for me. Being wrong is rare for me when it comes to studying other people's behavior.

The moment when my aunt summoned me to come into the house to inform me of my wrongdoings, a ball of confusion set in.

I…


Jazmine said, let me create an anthem album that I think all women could relate to, and I am here, sis.

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Let me clear the record I was hooked and shook when I first discovered the captivating Songstress from Philly. Need U Bad was on the radio. I had to stop and do a double-take in that hair salon-like, “who is this?” Jazmine Sullivan, they said. Since that moment, the first album I’ve been a Jazmine fan.

Jazmine’s voice has a little bit of everything from jazz, gospel, hip-hop, R&B, and can we not forget soul. Jazmine has so much soul; she fills our souls. I’m usually not one for celebrity debates or stan wars, but I will give you a…


Feminism is an ism that needs to include black women too

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Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African American woman, was fatally shot on March 13, 2020. It was a tragic day for those of us in the African American community and allies. A pain rooted deep. An injustice my ancestors know all too well. The dreadful day that Breonna Taylor was murdered was painful to the extent my eyes hurt from crying so much. If pain were a person, it would have been every African American that day. …

Samedra Carter

Writer. Reader. Lover of Freedom. Activist. My Twitter is @samedra_writes

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