In light of the new Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly, there have been a lot of social media conversations regarding the way we handle abuse allegations in the Black community.
In the world of connectivity, information is at our fingertips. If we feel sick, we search the internet for answers based on our symptoms and diagnose ourselves. There are even treatment solutions online. With a click of the mouse or push of the finger, we all become instant medical professionals.
Mental health in the black community is an under addressed epidemic and building an awareness is imperative. Specifically, in the urban inner-city areas. Research has pointed out that blacks are more likely to have major mental health issues than other members of the US population because blacks experience violence and traumatic situations more frequently than any other groups.
Let’s begin by asking, why do minority communities lack the financial training and understanding that many other communities seem to possess? Where is the disconnect? Over my lifetime, I have seen many minority people grow up in poverty and remained there.
When you hear independence, liberty, and justice, what is the first image that pops into your head? For many, this is a simple question with a generic answer. Independence, being able to do what you want, not answering to anyone; come and go as you please. Liberty, the joy of being free, similarly to independence. And Justice, what about justice? Justice, being treated fairly, an eye for an eye.
At the beginning of the smartphone era, Microsoft had a huge hold on consumer products with the pocket PC. The pocket PC was able to do just about anything the desktop and laptop could do, in come Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, along with Research In Motion (RIM later just Blackberry).