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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Oppression' (3)

BLACK VEGANS ROCK: So Freakin’ Vegan shares how raw veganism transformed her physical and mental health

“You’re a what!?” I asked my new graduate school roommate, demanding an explanation. “Why would anyone want to be a vegetarian,” I thought to myself. It was August 2011 and I was a whopping 22 years old. It’s amazing how far I was down the Standard American Diet rabbit hole, that I had actually never before even met a vegetarian, not to mention any vegans. After a couple months of contemplation, I decided to dabble into vegetarianism throughout my time in graduate school,…

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Added by Robust on August 9, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Dr. Joy Degruy on how trauma shaped some "cultures" and passed on from generations to generations

Take a look at this must-watch video of Dr. Joy Degruy (author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome) breaking down trauma and post traumatic syndrome. On her site, Degruy writes: "P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that…

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Added by The Establishment on October 27, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Black History Month: Give Malcolm X A National Holiday Already?

It's pretty muck Black History Month all-year long around here, but today we'd like to talk about the suggestion that Malcolm X deserves the recognition of having a federal holiday in his name. Time Magazine recently published a piece by Touré, in which the writer states:

"We should seriously consider a national holiday celebrating the life of a man who…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

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