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Shariya Pryor: Reading, watching, listening on mental health

Shariya Pryor is in the business of healing families. The 26-year-old Troy, Ala. native is a marriage and family therapist at Kaleidoscope Family Therapy in Atlanta, who specializes in self-confidence, attachment, depression, anxiety and life-transitions. Pryor was inspired join the mental health workforce as a preschool teacher. She found herself [...]

By |2021-05-18T12:57:50-05:00May 18, 2021|Blackness, Feature, Life & Culture, Race|

How a Black violinist in Texas is decolonizing music in the classroom and beyond

When 12-year-old Armond Vance first picked up a violin, he wasn’t inspired by the classical notes of Bach or other European composers. He was jiving to a cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” performed by DSharp, a Black Atlanta-based violinist, singer and producer. Now 24, Vance not only entertains listeners on [...]

By |2021-05-18T09:38:57-05:00May 13, 2021|Blackness, Education, Justice, Life & Culture, Race, Story|

Meet the Montgomery native who got a Beyoncé-funded scholarship to diversify the jewelry industry

You might not think of fashion and social justice as related. Audriana Osbourne may change your mind about that. The 24-year-old Montgomery, Ala., native is one of three recipients of a more than $20,000 scholarship offered by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and world-renowned jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz to study at the California-based [...]

By |2021-05-07T11:22:54-05:00April 29, 2021|Blackness, Life & Culture, Race, Story|

Beautiful, sacred and powerful: Inside the roller coaster fight for trans kids in Arkansas

When Arkansas became the first state to ban healthcare for transgender youth, Rumba Yambú felt both hurt and hope. A trans organizer, Yambú has spent the past four years creating a refuge of resources for Black, brown and immigrant trans people after co-founding InTRANSitive in Little Rock, Ark. The trans [...]

By |2021-04-16T12:06:05-05:00April 14, 2021|Justice, Politics, Story|

Black Power Heals: DeJuana Thompson sees travel as a love language

The “Black Power Heals” series exploring how our Southern Black freedom fighters from both past and present found peace and joy. You can click here to read more about how Black Southern women incorporated self-care techniques like yoga and meditation into their activism.  Also, take a minute to check out and join the Black [...]

By |2021-03-25T14:33:25-05:00March 24, 2021|Story, Uncategorized|
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