Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit by Mary-Frances Winters

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit by Mary-Frances Winters
“Black women and Black men are fatigued.” So writes Mary-Frances Winters, CEO and President of the Winters Group and author of the recently published book, Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit. She has put into words what so many of us have privately talked about with other Black leaders and practitioners. There have been times when  it seemed as though we couldn’t even find words to describe just how burdened down and ...

Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence — Pt 2

Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence — Pt 2
by Dr Heather Sanders In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Dr. Heather Sanders is providing our followers with insight into the distinct dynamics of domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, in Black communities. Last week she shared the different ways domestic violence is perpetrated in our communities. This week, she calls our attention to a recent case in the social media sphere, challenges us as women to remove the super shero cap...

Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence–Pt 1

Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence–Pt 1
By Dr. Heather Sanders This topic is so massive, layered, overwhelming––met with racial, historical, intersectional intricacies, it is difficult to know where to rightfully break-in. Nonetheless, this is where I will begin. First, it is important to establish this fundamental reality––there is no fixed set of perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence within the Black community. They are widely varied and are not specific to gender, sexua...

#BlackWomen’sLivesMatter

#BlackWomen’sLivesMatter
Today I declare that Black women’s lives matter.  I don’t understand how a young woman could be killed in her own home and no one be at fault. I don’t understand laws that could be interpreted in such a way that leave no one to be held accountable for her death.  But what I know is that Breonna Taylor's life mattered.  As does mine, and the life of every Black woman reading this post. That Breonna Taylor lived matters. How she died matters. The...