Race and gender cannot be separated for black women. Black women do not have the privilege of living their lives as solely black or solely women at any given point in time. They endure both struggles at once.
Father's Day allows us to take stock of the important role fathers and father figures play in the lives of children. Over the years, a growing body of research has consistently demonstrated the value of positive involvement by fathers.
In the black community, mental illness is thought of as a "white person's disease." It is nothing that affects black people. But mental illness is not dependent upon race or gender. Your emotions are valid, and you are valid.
The majority of African Americans support nondiscrimination laws. The majority support protections for LGBT people in our society, and oppose allowing religious refusal laws. All of this is true even with high levels of church attendance, traditional religious beliefs and fidelity to the bible among African Americans.
Too many children lose a parent not due to death but because of our system, past mistakes, the book of public opinion, and the financial restraints of imprisonment. Therefore, prison like a death sentence to the children they leave behind.
Mental health is something that is widely disregarded amongst the black community. If someone of color is facing mental uncertainties, we only seem to label them as the "crazy" family member or friend, gossip about their "craziness," and ask everybody in the church to pray for them.
This dazzling display of musical talent from an all-star black cast was not only entertaining, but it was also important for a variety of reasons that many who are not black won't be able to understand.
By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.