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Blood In The Leaves From Strange Fruit.

Lynching in the United States became exceedingly popular after the Civil War. Lynching was supposed to be an extrajudicial practice only for murderers and rapists, similar to the death penalty. However, it mainly served as a means to preserve white supremacy over black people after slavery. Simply put, lynching was racial terrorism. The act of

Your Child Probably doesn’t have ADHD.

Between cultural incompetence and reimbursement requirements from insurance companies, I don’t know which is more responsible for misdiagnosing more minority children–particularly black boys.  ADHD is probably the most diagnosed mental illness amongst mental health agencies. In my work as a therapist, nearly every black child I’ve treated had a diagnosis of ADHD on their record.

5 Groundbreaking Tips To Stop Anxiety in its Tracks.

General anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders. And so few people understand that the persistent worry they experience day-to-day can cross over into a mental illness if it’s not managed properly. As a matter of fact, most people don’t even know exactly what anxiety is. They just know the feeling without actually

Adrien Broner is the Latest Athlete to have a Public Battle with Mental Health

Athletes are beginning to be more open about their struggles with mental health issues. Boxer, Adrien “the problem” Broner is having is no stranger to problems. Legal problems, problems in the ring–and recently what appears to be–mental health problems. As talented as a fighter Broner is, we know more about his outside the ring antics

Mental Health Matters in Hip-Hop: The Growing Consciousness Surrounding Mental Health.

There has always been a strong connection between hip-hop music and mental health. The stories told in rap are the main thing that draws people in. It’s almost as if you can’t be a rapper without having a story. Sometimes, the story is just about the “turn-up” or “balling out.” But at times, the music

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

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

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