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Apr 29, 2022

Racially stressful moments are common. Micro-aggressions, stereotyping, and racist encounters in schools, stores, workplaces, and social settings happen regularly to Black people (and other people of color).  These moments cause stress responses that can damage one's mental and physical health. However, there...


Apr 21, 2022

"Know Thyself" is the fundamental basis of growth and learning. This axiom from the sages of ancient Egypt (Kemet) has been denied to African Americans.  Instead of learning the truth of their great culture and history, Black Americans have been "miseducated" to believe in the inferiority of Blackness and the...


Apr 15, 2022

Robert E. Lee Memorial Statue (Richmond, VA). Edmund Pettus Bridge (Selma, AL). Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Obelisk (Birmingham, AL). Buffalo Bill Cultural Center (Kansas). Columbus Day holiday. Gone with the Wind. What do these have in common? They remember the history of White Americans.  However, many...


Apr 8, 2022

Black rage is real. Black rage is a normal response to systemic racism and daily racial indignities, hostilities, and microaggressions experienced by Black people.  But it can have an impact: Racial Battle Fatigue. In part 2 of our uncommon conversation on Racial Battle Fatigue, Professor William Smith continues the...


Apr 1, 2022

Time to get real about racism. An introduction to Racial Battle Fatigue. What is it? What are the effects? Professor William Smith discusses the roots, symptoms, and health effects of Racial Battle Fatigue with Espresso Talk Today. Microaggressions and the stress of living in an anti-Black environment are the focus....