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Toni Morrison

By Kerri Lee Alexander

Toni Morrison is one of the most celebrated authors in the world. In addition to writing plays, and children’s books, her novels have earned her countless prestigious awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

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Is It Self-Care, or Is It Capitalism?

So many of the little rituals I have each day—like my makeup or skincare routine—do help soothe and/or rejuvenate me. For me, any type of solo practiced routine is good. But I’ve learned that self-care does not, and cannot, sustain me. And I believe that this may be the case for many of you.

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What College Students Really Think About Cancel Culture

A grassroots civil-dialogue movement creates a new kind of safe space: one that invites students from across the political spectrum to discuss controversial issues, including policing, gender identity, and free speech itself.

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4 Ways ‘Strong Black Woman Syndrome’ Keeps Us Poor

The Strong Black Women Syndrome demands that Black women never buckle, never feel vulnerable and, most important, never, ever put their own needs above anyone else’s—not their children’s, not their community’s, not the people for whom they work—no matter how detrimental it is to their...

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What Are the Effects of Racism on Health and Mental Health?

Racism, or discrimination based on race or ethnicity, is a key contributing factor in the onset of disease. It is also responsible for increasing disparities in physical and mental health among Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

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How Adults Can Support the Mental Health of Black Children

Psychologist Riana Elyse Anderson explains how families can communicate about race and cope with racial stress and trauma.

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Jasmine Marie Wants to Use Breathwork to Help 1 Million Black Women Deal With Trauma

The founder of Black Girls Breathing set a goal to hit by 2025, here’s how she’s going to do it.

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Black Girls Breathing Founder Jasmine Marie Is Making Meditation Accessible to Heal Her Community

As the fight for racial justice takes place against the backdrop of the global pandemic, the need for regenerative self-care services that center Black women has never been more apparent.

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Black, Female and Buddhist in Academia: Threats to Wellness and Opportunities for Healing

Mining my spirit for enlightenment, I have been able to unearth treasures of boundless compassion such that I feel genuine appreciation for everyone and everything. Instead of complaining, I commit to using all that is dumped on me to fertilize my wisdom, courage and determination.

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May Disrupting Anti-Black Racism Never Cease

“These are opportune times to transmute the energy of angst into actions that deepen our insight,” says Dr. Kamilah Majied. She invites us to rest in unrest, staying steady in impermanence.

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Yeye Luisah Teish on Storytelling, the Global Impact of Black Panther, and Expressing Your Creative Gifts

The first thing you want is to know that you belong here, that you are a part of this planet, just like the earth and the water, the sun and the wind, and the trees.

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