Category: Minority News

Black children are dying: we need to talk about suicide and depression

By Gioncarlo Valentine* / RaceBaitR, AFROPUNK contributor “Where do you go when the pain of staying is stronger than that of leaving?”- Joel Leon I recently happened across a story that shook me into a state of genuine despair. A woman named…

‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Puts Music Producer In His Place After He Says Afros Aren’t Elegant

This Afro-Latina ‘LHHMIA’ Star Unapologetically Owning Her Fro & Her Blackness Is Everything

“Just in case you haven’t noticed, I am black.” We all may have some variation of opinion when it comes to reality TV and how its not as “real” as it claims to be, but for Love and Hip Hop:…

Short film tackles navigating depression and substance abuse as a young South African

The Fatuous State of Severity is an adaptation from a collection that Phumlani Pikoli self-published in 2016, telling the story of class, youth, boredom, depression and substance abuse in South Africa. The post Short film tackles navigating depression and substance…

‘Therapy For Black Girls’ online platform connects Black women with Black therapists

As a Black bisexual woman with a cocktail of learning disabilities and mental illness disorders, I can say first-hand it’s hard AF to find a quality therapist who I can trust, who understands my diasporic perspective, respects my sexual agency…

Tanning as a Black woman: there is no such thing as “too Black”

By  Sarah Meron / RaceBaitR*, AFROPUNK Contributor The summer I turned 10 years old, I went on holiday to a beach town somewhere in France with my auntie and uncle. I remember arriving at the beach and plopping myself excitedly…

The Black church taught me to be a docile victim, I won’t clip my own wings anymore

By Sherronda J. Brown* / BlackYouthProject, AFROPUNK contributor I keep having to come out as “nothing.” To family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else who might make assumptions about my religious identity and affiliations. By “nothing” I mean that I do…

Tall N Curly blog promotes self-love for people who are told they are unworthy

Like many biracial children, Cheyan Lefebvre grew up in a household where her mother didn’t know what to do with her kinky hair. Frustrated, her mother ended up cutting it all off when she was 9, part of a series…

Blerds: What to do when you’re the “black sheep” of the family who has ‘the holiday blues’

By Nikki Lynette, AFROPUNK contributor This Christmas will be my first without my mom. We spent her last birthday, December 30th, getting her all dolled up to celebrate with family at her favorite Mexican restaurant, only for her to get…

Celebs Rally For Cyntoia Brown, A Child Sex-Trafficking Victim Who Killed A Man

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