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emotional self care

neith sankofa

An INVOCATION. In the tradition of the Liberatory Elite of our ancestors, the world is waiting for US to announce who we are, what we deserve, and how deliciously we want to receive and BE received. We make our own space by way of our presence. We answer with an embodied sacred yes to that[…]

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get out of the fire

Can you name the first three steps to beating emotionally challenging situations?  Get Out of the Fire (GOTF) is an online learning series designed to inform and provide solutions to everyday people facing daily stressors that lead to burnout – feeling overwhelmed, overworked and over it. Listen as Ayodele and Natasha Harrison share scientific research[…]

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Imani Bryant

On March 16th, I flew home from DC. The weekend proceeding this flight was filled with uncertainty. I was forced to pack up my entire life at Howard, say goodbye to my friends and girlfriend, and leave the city without any knowledge of when I would return. Many of my friends were not so fortunate.[…]

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“What’s happening is black folks are getting infected more because they are exposed more, and once infected they’re dying more because they have their bodies — our bodies — have born the burden of chronic disinvestment (and) active neglect of the community, she said. “When I look at it is because of structural racism, which[…]

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Navigating COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 Resources by Natasha Harrison I am  encouraged by the number of efforts to support individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses.  However, because of our capitalist normatives which does not reward cooperation and interdependence, organizations are putting out various lists of resources and failing to coordinate information.  Everyone is trying to be THE clearinghouse.   For[…]

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spirituality in Black youth

Long before white missionaries came to the African continent to “civilize” African people, our ancestors were practicing a wide array of religions, spiritual practices, and traditional forms of worship. Our ancestors worshiped their own gods, goddesses, and their ancestors. And while many of our traditional religious practices were swept away on both sides of the[…]

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