The Panthers were a part of a long lineage of racial justice organizations that promoted health as a human right and sought to disrupt the social and political factors that contributed to negative health outcomes for black people.
Black people have been working and advocating for equal access to quality healthcare and health promoting resources throughout time. In this article, each co-founder of BLKHLTH provides an overview of a person or movement important to black health.
I thought it’d be a good idea to compile some of my favorite black girl centric media platforms and artists that have helped me unpack, recharge, and rebuild recently. Hopefully sharing this can help you identify new mediums to engage with for your self care!
Mental health is not something which is discussed openly in the black, asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) community and as a mixed-race female growing up, I felt as though I couldn’t open up about my mental health with my black family members.
African Americans get sick more often and die sooner than whites in this country. If death rates were equal among whites and blacks, we would see 100,000 less African Americans die each year. Over the course of ten years that would equate to 1 million fewer black people dying.
The event was an overflow of love and support with women from all walks of life coming together to share their testimonies; encouraging each other, laughing together and crying together; reminding each other - we are not alone.