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grief in the black community

United in Grief: How to Live, Deal, and Thrive Through Collective Trauma

The ability to deal with loss and pain while celebrating the lives and legacies of those who have passed before us is critical to wellness and the longevity of the Black community. Let’s focus on how to live, deal and thrive in it. By Vanessa Charlot   RIP Tyre Nichols and all of those we’ve …

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12 Houston-Based Black Owned Businesses You Need to Try

“I’m Texas forever, like Bun B”  Queen Bey aka Beyonce By Vanessa Charlot   As we re-collect our coins from the holidays, let’s continue to evaluate where we spend our hard-earned money and leverage our buying power consciously by supporting black-owned businesses. The category for today is Houston, but if you need recommendations for your …

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Two Must Visit Black-Owned Businesses in Charleston

Pairing Wine and Culture in Chucktown Written by Gerrard Roberts   Your typical Charleston, South Carolina visit probably includes a trip to the Historic City Market, the Battery, or one of the many seafood spots along the water. You might even flex on ’em, and take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage – yes, this …

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Blaxit Tribe: Black & Living Abroad

Living the Expat Life with Faye Tillery Written by Alexis Collins Artwork by Cindy Nguyen   The worldwide grassroots movement that arose last summer in defiance of systemic racism and police brutality, nurtured the concentration of Black innovation and Black Americans exiting America to move abroad. In the early 1900s, Marcus Garvey urged African Americans to embrace their …

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Juneteenth, A New Way to Celebrate

Celebration, Elevation, and Reconciliation for Our Ancestors Written by Stacy Lloyd Artwork by Cindy Nguyen   Juneteenth: a celebration of liberation and African-Americans’ true freedom from enslavement in the United States. Now a federally-observed holiday, June 19th beckons us to take a bow to our ancestors. Freedom Day, as Juneteenth is also known, is a …

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Allyship, What Does It Mean & What Can You Do?!

How to be an Ally for anti-racism & solutions for change Written by Alana Bynes-Richardson and Serena Carter   What is Allyship exactly? Let’s dive into this topic of advocating diversity and inclusion for BIPOC communities that are oftentimes marginalized, and most recently targeted by domestic terrorists. During this time of uncertainty, it’s important for …

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The Black History of Mardi Gras: Should Black Americans Celebrate It?

Written by Alexis Collins Artwork by Cindy Nguyen In the U.S., Mobile, Alabama is the hometown of the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. However, New Orleans claims the honorary title for being the carnival’s popular destination and hotspot. Mardi Gras is a celebration rich in cultural tradition, where Black folks are able to …

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Take Me to Ghana! Americans Living in Ghana

How to navigate moving from the U.S. to Ghana Written by Alana Bynes-Richardson and Serena Carter   Do you want to know what it’s like living in Africa as an American? Covid-19 may have taken away our traveling privileges, indefinitely, so our experience and opportunities are limited. However, two Americans quarantined in West Africa dispels …

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