The Little Understood Mental-Health Effects of Racial Trauma
While the trigger (both literally and metaphorically) is the same, there is an aspect of these events that is frequently overlooked: the effects of the frequent police killings on black Americans’ mental health in the form of racial trauma, a psychological phenomenon that some experts say is similar to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Are Beauty Standards Pushing Black Women Into Dangerous Back-Alley Surgeries?</h6
The extreme societal pressure put on black women to have an hourglass figure. As a result, more and more black women end up going to great lengths to achieve what's considered “the ideal black body type,” and for many, it’s been a goal worth risking death.