Black Communities and Mental Health
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Black Communities and Mental Health

Historically, communities of color experience unique and considerable challenges in accessing mental health services. However we always seem to dust it under the carpet. Here are some shocking facts that we need to realize. According to the US HHS Office of Minority Health: Adult Black Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than … Continue reading

Women you should know: Dolores Huerta
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Women you should know: Dolores Huerta

Born in 1930, Dolores Huerta is a labor and civil rights activist, mother of 11 children, and Latina icon. She co-founded the United Farm Workers Union along with César Chávez, brought women into the labor movement, and challenged sexism and racism. She also negotiated the first successful collective bargaining agreement by agricultural laborers in 1966. Despite … Continue reading

#DisabilityTooWhite
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#DisabilityTooWhite

#DisabilityTooWhite; a hashtag created by Vilissa Thompson on Twitter to bring attention to the lack of racial diversity in disability representation. #DisabilityTooWhite does not intend to erase the struggles and the ableism that white disabled folks experience, it is merely addressing the issue that the intersection of race and disability is not often addressed and … Continue reading

‘Charcoal’ tackles colorism
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‘Charcoal’ tackles colorism

We live for movies and documentaries that tackle issued that women of color face. Charcoal hones in on the destructive generational cycle of colorism, from the perspective of a child, a teenager, and a mother. The film follows the women as they seek self-acceptance and redemption.   Charcoal has been screening at the 8th Annual Silicon Valley … Continue reading