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University of Puerto Rico to Create New Afro-Diasporic and Racial Studies Program — Repeating Islands


[Many thanks to Michael O’Neal (Society for Caribbean Studies) for bringing this item to our attention.] Latino Rebels reports that, earlier this month, the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras campus announced that it will create a new program of Afro-Diasporic and Racial Studies, thanks in part to a $700,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon […]

University of Puerto Rico to Create New Afro-Diasporic and Racial Studies Program — Repeating Islands

Louisiana Prisons Seeing Suicide / OD Deaths


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“July 20,2022 alone; 3 men died in Louisiana State Penitentiary:1 suicide & 2 overdoses. That’s not counting the rest of the month or yr. Y is it that,now laws have changed where men can & will be released,when it was once stated that 95% of the men in Angola would die there;are now going home daily & yet obstacle’s are still taking the lives of these men WHO R MAJORITY MEN OF COLOR? PPL, OPEN YA EYES!!! PPL OPEN YA MIND!!! I SAY AGAIN TODAY AS I SAID YESTERDAY,REACH OUT 2 YA LOVES ONE’S & OR FRIENDS INCARCERATED BC THE PRISON OFFICIAL’S DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THEM @ ALL.SO IF U LOVE THEM AS U SAY U DO IT WOULD VITALLY WISE OF U 2 ACTUALLY SHOW THAT LOVE VERSUS JUST SAYING THT WORD. 4 THOSE OF U WHO NEVER VISITED A PERSON IN PRISON,U CAN NOT…

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What is ‘Weathering’? The phenomenon that is killing Black people slowly


WHAT IS ‘WEATHERING’? THE PHENOMENON THAT IS KILLING BLACK PEOPLE SLOWLY

DR. SHAMARD CHARLES

The term was coined by Arline Geronimus, associate director and professor of Health Behavior & Health Education at University of Michigan, to describe the erosion of health that impacts Black and Brown people much earlier in life than white Americans. Borrowing the term from environmental studies, weathering is similar to the soil erosion that happens overtime due to exposure to the elements — a small buildup of negatively impacting events eventually leads to a massive landslide or avalanche. In humans, this erosion is the accumulation of a broad range of adverse and largely preventable health conditions, like high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and poorer mental health, that lead to early death.

Racism forms cracks in our spirit, like cracks in the pavement of a busy road. Constant bouts of discrimination fill and expand the crack, like raindrops. Over time, the crack becomes a pothole that no longer resembles its original form. The same is true of our cells over time. A recent study found that Black adults had a biological age that was 2.6 years older than their actual age.

https://thegrio.com/2021/09/14/carmelo-anthony-memoir-where-tomorrows-arent-promised/
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WED, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, 1:08 AM·6 MIN READ

OPINION: WEATHERING IS ROOTED IN A HISTORY OF MARGINALIZATION; REPEATED EXPOSURE TO SOCIOECONOMIC ADVERSITY, POLITICAL MARGINALIZATION, RACISM, AND PERPETUAL DISCRIMINATION THAT HARMS OUR HEALTH

RACISM KILLS; AND THAT IS MADE ABUNDANTLY CLEAR WITH EVERY BLACK LIFE LOST TO POLICE MISCONDUCT, ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD, OR STRESS-INDUCED ILLNESS.

BUT THE SLOW CRUMBLING OF OUR HEALTH DUE TO SYSTEMIC INEQUALITIES AND GENERATIONAL TRAUMA HAS A NAME THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. SOCIAL SCIENTISTS NOW CALL REPEATED EXPOSURE TO SOCIOECONOMIC ADVERSITY, POLITICAL MARGINALIZATION, RACISM, AND PERPETUAL DISCRIMINATION THAT HARMS OUR HEALTH, WEATHERING — A PHENOMENON THAT KILLS US IN SLOW, LESS OBVIOUS WAYS…..

https://news.yahoo.com/weathering-phenomenon-killing-black-people-230859769.html

New Documentary Hopes to Solve Mysterious Death of 17-Year-Old Kendrick Johnson in Rural Georgia


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Kenneth Johnson and Jacquelyn Johnson, the parents of Kendrick, reflect over photos of their fallen son in the new documentary “Finding Kendrick Johnson.” / Jason Pollock

The mysterious death of a Black high school wrestler in 2013 is the subject of “Finding Kendrick Johnson” — a new documentary out Friday — and the boy’s family is hoping its release could lead to people with information coming forward.

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PODCAST: 1,400 Nigerian Christians murdered and over 2,000 abducted in the last 4 months (WHR 06.13.21) — BCNN1 WP


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Gospel Light Society Podcasts · 1,400 Nigerian Christians murdered and over 2,000 abducted in the last 4 months(WHR 06.13.21) This is Whyte House Report podcast. Here are the top stories you need to know about today. According to According to Baptist Press, Jihadists are blamed for killing 160 people in Burkina Faso in a prolonged […]

PODCAST: 1,400 Nigerian Christians murdered and over 2,000 abducted in the last 4 months (WHR 06.13.21) — BCNN1 WP

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A Tribute to Ronald Davis: Rest in Peace!


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A Tribute to Ronald Davis: Rest inPeace!

September 11, 2019by socialaction2014

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hqdefaultRonald Davis: A Person, Not a Bum

Being homeless, living on the streets of Chicago, Ronald Davis would say, “I’m just trying to survive.” For him, life was about survival. But, tragically, he did not survive. While sleeping in Bloomington Park, he was severely beaten by two men. He was taken to a local hospital and later died from his injuries.

Ronald was often mocked for being homeless by people who passed by him on the street. They would often say, “Get a job, bum!” He would often reply, “I’m not a bum. I’m a human being.” He would also cry from the humiliation of being called “a bum!”

Ronald wanted to be treated with respect. In wanting that, his humanity was “welling up from within him.” In other words, he…

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