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Statistics show that six percent (4.8 million) of Black and African American people reported having suffered from a mental illness. Yet, only one in three Black Americans who could benefit from mental health treatment receives it — leaving nearly 55% of Black and African American adults with serious mental...
Winter is quickly approaching. Days will soon become shorter. Skies will turn bleak. And the brisk fall air will bluster into icy winds.  As the season shifts so can our mood. We spoke to an expert about seasonal affective disorder, most commonly referred to as seasonal depression, and how to...
Just because the holiday season is over doesn’t mean the gifting season is. For whatever occasion, we’ve curated a list of 5 do-it-yourself gifts for your loved ones that require minimal effort for beautiful results. Scrabble Coasters Find a pack of scrabble letters on Amazon to make custom scrabble coasters with...
Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration of community and culture established as a means to connect black Americans with their African roots. It’s not a religious holiday so, regardless of what you believe you can still take part in the festivities. Despite being created for African Americans, other parts of...
Let us all take a deep breath. We made it to 2022; it's such a blessing. The last two years have felt like a blur. There were so many things that happened to the world that were out of our control. The truth is, uncertainty within your life can cause...
Jessica Care-Moore, an interdisciplinary artist who was born and raised right here in Detroit, made history in 1995 when she was the first artist to win the Showtime at the Apollo showcase five weeks in a row. Growing up, she spent her time daydreaming while staring at the sky,...
We can all agree that COVID-19 has overstayed its welcome. We’ve all been anxiously awaiting life to bounce back after the pandemic ends and to "get back to normal;" however, the consistent rise in numbers and introduction of new variants like Omicron (what people are jokingly referring to as...
Tis’ the season to spread joy and give back. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, Georgia has over 2.4 Million children with 49% living in low-income households. This includes over 400,000 children under the age of six whose families struggle to provide healthy meals and quality...
Why It’s Still So Important For The Future of Our Youth As young people transition back to school at such a time as the existing global pandemic, there is bountiful room for more discussions on the state of our children, their futures, and how we must craft further avenues for...
Sculptor, animator and artist James Braddock answers some questions for BLACand explains that sometimes, universities don’t make artists – artists do. James Braddock has spent the last 8 years honing his skills in traditional methods like drawing, painting, markers and clay, all for the purpose of melding those techniques with...
You’ve seen the pink ribbons, the marches, the awareness campaigns, and branded attire. But have you seen many discussions regarding breast cancer in Black women specifically? If the answer is no, that’s exactly why we’re here. As we enter November, a month that highlights other forms of cancer, we’d...
Winter is quickly approaching. Days will soon become shorter. Skies will turn bleak. And the brisk fall air will bluster into icy winds.  As the season shifts so can our mood. We spoke to an expert about seasonal affective disorder, most commonly referred to as seasonal depression, and how to...
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