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Sustaining Ourselves in a Jobless Economy

Sustaining Ourselves in a Jobless Economy

Black women are under attack. I live in Atlanta, Georgia where Black women suffer the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. Georgia, where state-sanctioned violence proliferates through the recent murders of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot in the back...
Let’s Talk About Looting.

Let’s Talk About Looting.

Looting.  What is it? Why does it happen? And why is it such a big part of the conversation when what we’re really talking about right now is systematic, state-sanctioned murder? We all experience feelings during times of civil unrest when we watch television footage...
On Sorrowful Whites

On Sorrowful Whites

There is more than a week left in June and I’m anxious for this month to be over. We were already dealing with a global pandemic that has kept us inside for more than three months and all the death and devastation that crisis has caused. Then we entered June with...
Being Well While Black

Being Well While Black

Good Grief: Dealing as a Community With Complex, Compound, Cyclical Loss – and Learning to Seize Hope – that’s a helluva title, isn’t it? This is how clinical psychologist Diane Kern and transformation coach Valarie Davis describe what Black people are...
COVID-19 and the Need for Vote-by-Mail

COVID-19 and the Need for Vote-by-Mail

We started 2020 believing that the presidential elections in November would be the Big Story of the year. Now, COVID-19 – and the complications it causes – has changed all that. The virus is sweeping through our communities and many of us can think of...
Who Cares About Black Mothers?

Who Cares About Black Mothers?

No Zoom call could convey the overwhelming love and gratitude I feel for my mother. Not only did she alter her body to bring me into existence and ensure all of my basic needs were met, but she read books with me every night as a child, taught me how to ride a bike,...