FREE NATE PARKER

Nobody cares about Nate Parker anymore.  Unless you count film critics and culture commentators who have chosen him as their favorite whipping boy to take out their frustrations about patriarchy, toxic masculinity and unsettled scores in the gender wars.  The fact that Nate Parker himself has nothing to do with those demons haunting American culture... Continue Reading →

Trump Is Terrified of Elizabeth Warren

This is beyond frustrating.  The only major political party in America where rationale allegedly rules is coming up woefully short.  I know it's early but if the voters who routinely support the Democratic Party were what we say we are our undisputed front-runner would be Senator Elizabeth Warren.  Yet, the rank and file political actors... Continue Reading →

Dear POC: We Get Depressed Too

People Need Help Coping Sometimes- And That Includes Black People. Enjoy This Terrific Piece on Mental Health Issues And Overcoming The Old Stigma Of Therapy.

Above the Storm

*I was inspired by a part in the interview I did with Anna from Respychl about mental health. My interview is part of a series on her blog, please check it out!

When I was in the 11th grade, my father told me that during his meeting with the school principals, they suggested I see a counselor. My father refused. He said I didn’t need to speak to anyone about my problems because I am African, and Africans don’t get depressed. Africans don’t get depressed because, despite a post-colonial history of poverty and war, Africans manage to find happiness at the end of the day, my father said.

I was a little upset; it was a new school, and I didn’t know what to make of how I was feeling. I didn’t know much about depression but I did think I had experienced it as a 13-year-old angry little girl…

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