Monthly Archive: June 2016

African American women and depression

I’m a Black woman and I suffer from Depression

African Americans women are more likely to suffer from Depression but are less likely to be treated for depression due to the cultural stigma of mental illness in the Black community, feelings of shame and embarrassment, lack of health insurance, and lack of understanding of the illness. Our people need to...

Celebrating Black Fathers

JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Paul Felts Jr.

First off, let me wish all the fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day, I hope the day is filled with all the things you like to do.   It is only fitting that I finish the JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood series with the father of my children, my husband,...

Celebrating Black Fathers

JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Jamal Swift

Hey guys, I’m sorry for my absence, I am in the process of moving so I’m busy downsizing and packing. With the process of going through all my family’s belonging comes moments where I find myself walking down memory lane. I find myself holding up one of my boys old...

Celebrating Black Fathers

Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Jonathan Alford

JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood.   I just dislike the reputation that black fathers have and it’s been around for quite some time.We have to take a stand and change this whole reputation by showing the world that there are black men doing what they are supposed to, even though sometimes...

Celebrating Black Fathers

Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Kevin Dingle

Every day as I scroll through my social media feeds, I see beautiful black fathers engaging their children with sport, video games, music, etc., and I want this side of black men who are black fathers in the limelight. So, I reached out to a few of my social media friends...

Celebrating Black Fathers

Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Sinclair Johnson

    The main reason I wanted to do the Celebrating Black Fatherhood series is because I wanted to celebrate the black fathers that I know personally and the men who are like them. Those men who are up at the crack of dawn get ready for work, those men...