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“Acting White”: double consciousness in the workplace.

Being black in corporate America is challenging, hell being in corporate America, in general, is pretty difficult. But for black people (and some other minorities) it is especially difficult. Often, the cultural identities of minority groups are seen as inappropriate, unprofessional, or somehow disruptive to those belonging to the majority or broader cultural groups at

Katt Williams had it Right: You have to be in Tune with your Muthaf*ckin Star Player.

In my work as a therapist, I’ve seen all types of people from various walks of life. My client base ranges from the wealthy, i.e., doctors, CEOs, and high profile lawyers; to blue-collar working folk like police, construction workers and office clerks; all the way to low-income people who live in extreme poverty. I really

Even Superwoman has to Worry about Mental Health.

Superwoman Syndrome is contributing to the mental health problems of independent women all over the world. Women are, without question, the backbone of our society. For most of us, women had a big hand in nurturing, and raising us into well-adjusted adults. For many, women are the only people we recognize as parental figures. men

The Quasi-Colonization and Economic Exploitation of Black Neighborhoods in the U.S.

In black neighborhoods, there has been a growing, but scarcely spoken about, phenomena regarding community economics: the quasi-colonization and economic exploitation of black communities by non-African-American racial and ethnic minorities. It is no secret that black communities–for the most part–are and have been for a long time, economically starved. There are many social and political

Institutional Syndrome: mental health problem or social issue?

The road to rehabilitation after incarceration is riddled with mental health and social problems. Often in black culture, you hear people talk about peoplebeing institutionalized, because of how they behave after doing time in prison.Most of the time people don’t even say “institutionalized” they just say “jailbird” or some other term.   In the world of

You might be an introvert if. . .

There are many different types of personality styles, but one of the most known is an introverted personality, which is the polar opposite of extroversion. Extroverted people tend to get fulfillment from doing things that involve others, and they are generally more outgoing and sociable than introverts. Introverted people, on the other hand, tend to

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