Mental Health is the New Black

How Hip Hop Normalized Mental Health And Why You Should Thank the Artists

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Religion stood in the middle of the nihilism and offered black people an outlet for their hopelessness. The church became a place where people could go and be empowered, have a platform for leadership, and most of all served as a place to express their pain and emotion.

How else can we as a society justify our acceptance of mass violence in movies like the Joker movie and struggle with the anger and trauma evidenced by characters like Killmonger in Black Panther?

What few will admit or acknowledge is that the trend of people using their struggles with depression and anxiety stems from the legitimate struggles of impoverished and ignored individuals who chartered unknown territory.

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