Black Mental Health Matters

Have you ever tried to recommend therapy to another Black person? As a black mental health professional and future psychologist, I always find myself talking about the importance of mental health to my black friends and family, and most of the time, I am met with silence or being brushed off; especially when I discuss…

The Final Battle: When to Stop Fighting?

Remember the quotes, “If you want something, then fight for it,” or “if you really love someone, you’ll never stop fighting to make it work?” Both of these quotes have been engraved in many of our cultures, through movies, lectures, or advice from others, and they became engraved in many of our belief systems. Keep…

Black, Educated, & Single? Why?

Just a mindless question… This has been asked a million times I’m sure… Why does it seem like the higher the black individual excels in education and career, the harder it becomes to have a successful relationship? Granted, there are some black professionals and graduate students who are in successful relationships, but the majority that…