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Kofi Siriboe Normalizes Mental Health Discussion in New Mini-Doc

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Kofi Siriboe By Mwabi Kaira Despite reports of the rising number of mental health case issues and of people committing suicide- the CDC just released a report yesterday stating that suicide rates have increased by 25% – 30% across the United States and just this week both handbag designer Kate Spade and Emmy-award-winning TV host and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain…

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24 Shades of Business: A Coloring Book for the Black Entrepreneur’s Soul

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Book illustration by Shakira Rivers By Michelby Coco-Whitehead As a single 30-something with no children, I sometimes feel like I’m in my second childhood. I still watch cartoons and collect baby dolls that exude black girl magic with absolutely no shame. But coloring has never excited me as a kid, and it didn’t appeal to me in adulthood when my…

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Dear Black Women, We Can’t Pray Mental Illness Away

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By: Lenora Houseworth What words come to mind when you think self-care? Bubble baths, facial masks and meditation apps? If you haven’t already noticed, the self-care revolution has become big business–and with good reason. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from stress and depression, with Black women uniquely impacted by race-related daily stress. It took me many…

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You Become a Master of Your Life When You Value What You Give Your Attention to: #BeHerNow

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-Nikki Walton The moment you notice you’re worrying or overthinking: STOP  Continue Take your attention out of your head (and thoughts) and down into your stomach, and notice how it rises and falls with each breath. Notice that there are no thoughts down there, in your stomach. Can you see that? The space in your head may be full of thoughts,…

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When Obsessing Over Doing “the right thing” Can Lead to Major F*ck Ups

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By Devon Mac There’s this word that I’ve become newly acquainted with called repression. To say that I’ve become newly acquainted with repression is sort of misleading because most of my conscious and breathing moments on this earth, apart from early childhood, have been lived repressed. What I mean is that at 40 now, I’ve become a lot more conscious…

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