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Black Mental Health Matters

https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/mental-health-issues-facing-the-black-community Subject: New Black Mental Health Matters Resource for Yemm & Hart Message: Friends from Yemm & Hart, Earlier today, I was checking your website for information on resources for the African American community when I found a list of helpful websites on your resource page: http://yemmhart.com/wordpress/how-to-be-anti-racist/ And I thought you might be interested in a guide that was created to discuss the impact of Racism and Discrimination on the Mental Health of our Black Communities. As you know, mental health is one of the vital issues facing the Black community in America. Sadly, given the racism and racial injustice African Americans have faced, it’s not surprising that they have become more susceptible to struggle with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Unfortunately, just 1/3 of Black…
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Time for Hope

Today is Easter Sunday. As many people celebrate the renewal of life in Spring as trees and flowers bloom, bird eggs are laid and baby animals are born, many people also celebrate the religious holiday of Easter. Today, we are happy there are growing numbers of white people who reject racism and the aggressions of white supremacy that harm their fellow citizens. Racism is as old as humanity but that is no excuse in today's modern society. This is especially true in the United States of America whose founding documents state: In the Declaration of Independence - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit…
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Support Black-Owned Businesses

Subject: Yemmhart.com's support for Black-owned businesses during COVID-19 Message: Hi there, I saw your page yemmhart.com/wordpress/how-to-be-anti-racist/, and I wanted to thank you for supporting the Black community. The events of last summer (BLM protests and COVID-19) saw many people rally to support Black-owned businesses. Sadly, since summer ended, people forgot to keep sharing and supporting these businesses. I just found a new article with links to more than 150 Black-owned businesses. I was so happy to see that people still care about helping these companies thrive! The link is here: https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses/ I think sharing this link on your page would be a great way to help your readers keep supporting Black-owned sites and stores. I think it will be a great addition to your site and that your audience will…
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The Now-undeniably-failed Reagan Revolution

This is the historian I've been mentioning to you - Heather Cox Richarson December 30, 2020 (Wednesday) And so, we are at the end of a year that has brought a presidential impeachment trial, a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 338,000 of us, a huge social movement for racial justice, a presidential election, and a president who has refused to accept the results of that election and is now trying to split his own political party. It’s been quite a year. But I had a chance to talk with history podcaster Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers yesterday, and he asked a more interesting question. He pointed out that we are now twenty years into this century, and asked what I thought were the key changes of those…
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With us from the beginning – GOP/Republican Underlying Motivation

Counted out: Trump's desperate fight to stop the minority vote How Republicans applied old school racism to new demographics, and lost by Gary Younge In March 1965, ABC interrupted a showing of its Sunday-night movie – Judgment at Nuremberg, a courtroom drama about Nazi war crimes – to show shocking footage from Selma, Alabama, where mostly Black protesters were being beaten bloody by mounted police with billy clubs as they tried to cross Edmund Pettus bridge into the city, demanding the right to vote. John Lewis, then just 25 years old, led the way. “I can’t count the number of marches I have participated in in my lifetime, but there was something peculiar about this one,” he wrote in his memoir, Walking With the Wind. “It was more than disciplined. It…
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An American Hero

To form a more perfect union - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/01/white-supremacist-protest-activism-emily-gorcenski and - https://first-vigil.com/
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How to be Anti-Racist

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” ___ Angela Davis “One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.” The claim of “not racist” neutrality is a mask for racism.”  __ Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist     The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.        __Ijeoma Oluo        more Black bodies fall into the bag of my heart continuous rage __Tasha K Anti-racism Resource Guide Last Updated: June 2, 2020  This anti-racist…
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Why the USA is in Decline and in Trouble

America, a Theory by Harvey Mudd https://harvey-mudd.com/america-a-theory/ This commentary will be my last. These somewhat rambling—and often too long—essays have had the purpose of helping me think through the present American crisis. I want now, for reasons of my mental and spiritual health—I am 80 years old—to return to the sort of writing I think I do better than analytic prose. In the words that follow, I’ve tried to pull together a number of the diverse threads I’ve been following in the past 26 issues—political, historical, psychological, philosophical—and weave them into a theory about what has happened to America. In past issues, I focused, too much I now realize, on Trump—it has been like watching a boa constrictor crush and consume a goat,  fascinating but horrible. I believe now that…
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