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10 Instagram Accounts Changing The Conversation Around Black Mental Health

The key to a happy life is getting your mental health in check! While this generation is certainly more open to mental health practices, the Black community still has a ways to go when it comes to changing the narrative around all aspects of our health. That’s right, just because you can’t physically see a difference when it comes to mental health, it’s important to pay attention to how you feel. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we here at AfroTech have compiled a list of Instagram accounts that will keep your sanity in check. BLACK GIRL IN OM This is a “space for women of color to breathe easy,” founded by Lauren Ash. The global platform offers holistic wellness workshops that include everything from body-restoring yoga to journaling. It also includes “The Circle” a digital initiative that provides its members with guided meditations, journaling prompts, and thought exercises to continue to uphold the global community of Black women and women of color.   View this post on...

Shanique Yates

May 24, 2021

Support These Black-Owned Businesses While Social Distancing

Let’s face it: These are uncertain times. As a pandemic is taking its toll on the country, citizens are urged to practice social distancing . For those of you unsure, social distancing is a set of physical dissociating actions that help stop the spread of infectious diseases. In this case, that means staying inside to combat exposure to coronavirus. Under such personal and economic stress, what’s beautiful about Black folks is that we’re becoming more connected. We’re scheduling virtual watch parties, sharing emergency resources for funding and, ultimately, supporting one another. However, as major corporations are taking a massive hit, Black-owned businesses are also devastated by closures and significant drops in income. It’s up to us to circulate our mighty dollar within our community. So if you can, spend your money with Black-owned businesses. Many companies have even suspended ground shipping and are offering discounts to promote sales. If you’re looking for Black-owned brands...

Niki McGloster

Mar 20, 2020