By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Black Americans have expressed a range of emotions regarding Hamas’ recent and deadly attack on Israel, with many taking to social media […]
By Joseph Williams Originally appeared in Word in Black It’s something we do from our first moments of life until the moment we die. We do it some 17,000 times […]
by Joseph Williams Originally appeared in Word in Black If you’ve ever suffered from the insidious effects of racism — depression, headaches, insomnia, anxiety — Dr. Monnica T. Williams would like to take you […]
“Racelighting,” a form of racism that causes Black people to question their own experiences and reality, can have physical and emotional effects similar to those experienced by soldiers in combat, but naming the behavior can help with healing, according to Dr. J. Luke Wood, a sociologist and president of California State University, Sacramento. The most effective antidote is for Black people to immerse themselves in welcoming Black spaces that validate and support them.
As a nation, as a city, can we end these unnecessary and preventable deaths at the hands of police? Congress failed to pass the George Floyd Act or any police reform measure, even after the largest protests against police brutality in history.