Mental Health and the Black American Community

October 10th is marked as World Mental Health Day. According to the World Health Organization or the WHO, the overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders workingContinue reading “Mental Health and the Black American Community”

The Physical and Mental Assault on Freedmen Descendants

Recent events that have transpired have caused me to do much reflection.  We as a nation have found out three separate individuals in three separate cities have lost their lives at the hands of the police or vigilantes. Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was chased by armed white residents of a South Georgia neighborhood.Continue reading “The Physical and Mental Assault on Freedmen Descendants”

Does Black America Suffer from an Identity Illness?

“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” — Erik Erikson. What is in a name? Shakespeare asked this question during Romeo’s soliloquy to Juliet. He asked this question because Romeo being part of the family Montague forbade him from associating with his loveContinue reading “Does Black America Suffer from an Identity Illness?”