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Introduction Post- Mental Health Series- What Is Coming-

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I felt a need to write this introduction and give anyone who may be reading my upcoming posts an idea of what will be discussed… This post doesn’t hold the details I want to share but gives a small overview of what I will be sharing over the upcoming months.  I hope the introduction makes sense, if anyone has anything to add,  or any questions please, leave a comment or message me. P
lease note I will be covering the topic of Mental Health in the Black community in every aspect I’ve yet to come up with, but if you feel there is anything missing again, I please share.

It is important to know as a trigger warning that the upcoming posts will speak of topics such as suicide and mental health among all ages, including very young children. I will be sharing a few stories in detail and will put warnings on them also because I don’t want anyone triggered; on the contrary, -and I am sure you will- I hope everyone feels the disgust at this racist country and just how low it goes, I hope you will fell the sickness in the pit of your stomach and the rage in your veins as facts and information on mental health that has been ignored for far too long -especially suicide, and suicidal behaviors.

I will be discussing the current tragedy with the little children, children being 5- 12 years of age, first due to its intensity and rarity. Also I hope it will give reason for anyone who otherwise would not consider the very real concrete fact of mental illness, and be able to learn to embrace it, the mind is power… Just because a physical ailment isn’t held doesn’t lessen the severity or risk of death by any means.

My plan on doing this in sum is:

Posting this as a very brief introduction to let you guys know I haven’t backe dout, I just have been frustrated with compressing a topic that needs the opposite of compression. Splitting it into different posts should help with that. And these upcoming posts will consist of more detailed essays in relation to mental health, mental illness,  what it means and why it is not something to shun or be ashamed of.

Open dialogue is past due and I hope these posts can assist in finding a place of understanding or acceptance, for this has been shrugged off for far too long. It truly, truly is becoming an urgent epidemic and lives that could be saved if they only could speak out, are being lost for the inability, the “shame” and “embarrassment” – the “unmanly behavior” of speaking up and most importantly, speaking out, when you are struggling mentally.

Speaking from a psychological stand point, I will be discussing different types of trauma, what it does to the development of the human brain and the lasting impact it has when not addressed and that child worked with until they are able to move on. Kids, especially young, have an amazing resilience in them. Especially during the developmental stages. If trauma is stopped and proper care given -and the big one, the situation changed as well, a child can go on, more like than not, to live their lives without the trauma following them into adulthood and manifesting into a mental health crisis of any form.

With that, I will share what has been proven to work, but it will take the community to unify and for that we have to get this violence to stop. It is all the same source, just as Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about in Between the World and Me, I know it seems impossible; most of my loved ones think it a hopeless fight; but it isn’t. After this series, I will be posting facts, laws and policies formed on racism and still fueled by that same sick racist mentality. Knowledge is the key; the ancestors tell us that! Evil cannot last or win forever; it’s time is coming to an end = but we have to be aware, we must also take action… I admit I don’t know how to stop the violence, but there has to be a way… There HAS to be, it is not impossible.

And we start to create hope by working on figuring out what that exactly is we need to be doing to stop the insanity on the streets, and in the legal system. They don’t expect anyone to stand up against it; and for that reason it must be done.

A little bit more of things to come is a theory I want to share from a book I recently read. In fact, I last posted a review on that very book, Black Suicide. It’s a psychological theory of suicide by life style, in short, and I hope in some way it will open eyes and help everyone to aid in stopping the readiness to die in far too many young men and women.

I will be discussing the medical history of Black people in America and the cruel, unacceptable “treatments” forced upon innocent men, women and children- of course, this has an impact on how things are perceived today.

.What is really frustrating me is the repeated, “and we don’t know what the cause of this rise in suicide is”- it doesn’t take much brilliance to easily see the reasons in my opinion, which I will discuss in upcoming posts. And I truly beg  each and every reader to add their words to increase awareness, open communication and most importantly, help educate people on what sources there are for this relatively new research. [Research showed Black children and suicide to be a higher risk in the early 1990s. Not that it matters when it comes down to the facts, for those who want a stamp of validity on this topic, you have it now as finally, this research has been once again conducted, reviewed and confirmed as truth by JAMA and many other related American Medical Association (AMA) research journals.

As I have noted I will be sharing my research on how racism impacts the development and growth of Black children and youth. This research has taken me far beyond any realm I had before imagined I am sad to say. I want to share it with anyone willing to listen because racism, lack of family and denial of mental health care all are feeding a vicious, racist cycle.

I also believe it is important to explore the reasons, history, culture and other behind the taboo views of mental health within a great deal of the community. What can be done to stop, or help as much as possible, this tragic epidemic is my ultimate question and ideas will be shared however mine nor yours are any good unless first we can get across and grasp the fact that yes, mental illness is real and it does inflict its torment on people, all people are at risk for mental illness; be it something common as depression or more severe such as PTSD or personality disorders. There is no shame in this.

There is only shame in not being able to talk about it. In allowing trauma and illness to manifest in a people and expect them to deal with it, not speak on it, that is where the shame lies. That is where too many unwarranted deaths lie. That is where behavioral problems stem. Of all racial groups, I believe the Black community has an overwhelming amount of trauma to deal with daily that others don’t understand or know about.

The trauma of being targeted by those who are supposed to protect, by the government period and many other afflictions needs to be talked about. The place I believe we should start is with the children. It is here, with precious young, Black children research shows a peak in suicide, one that is only increasing. I’m talking about 4, 5 year olds taking their own life. This should be a national emergency, but it is not and that makes it even more important the people make sure to end the stigma, and open up about their own emotions, as well as learn how to help others; especially the children. 

 

 

(update) My New #Video RE: Four Black Females Strip Searched At School…!

Shortly I shall be posting some of my research regarding what this kind of harassment, degradation and abuse does to these innocent and targeted youth. Please do stay tuned.

Truth- A Right to Fight For...

As I said, until you show me how
white children, FEMALES, have
been abused and violated as Black
children, FEMALES in this situation,
in this way or any other way without any action or care, until you can show me an epidemic of white children being abused like this or any other way by the school system you have NO reason to even entertain the selfish thought that this is NOT because of the color of these females skin!

Yes, it is sick to say. Yes, it is sick to realize. BUT IT IS ALSO TRUE AND TRUTH NEEDS TO BE SPOKEN

And justice needs to start happening; which I know this video won’t create but it is a reality that needs to be remembered and maybe ONE DAY WE WILL GET THERE!

I have no words to say …for now… other than what I share below.


And,

Please click…

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On a Historical Note… CIA, Iran… What’s It Mean Today?

(No video is not upside now lol)

Just curious… how many people know of the CIA coup in 1953 that toppled Iran’s government & created a base for where we are now?

I have been studying the Cold War era CIA for over a decade… if it truly is as sadly unheard of as I fear and as the above clip shows I think I’m going to start doing a more broad range of research pieces.

Not that I have tons of viewers lol but I love learning and sharing… would anyone be interested?

The Politics of Hate- Documentary Review

And for now, my review on a very crucial documentary, in my opinion…

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The Politics of Hate – A documentary review… 

First I must say, the only reason anyone could hate on this documentary is if they are against proven facts, love and compassion. The documentary is very needed all over the world, as we see, but especially in America, where much of their hatefilled lies are first created and then accepted by those afraid to ask questions as well as those who simply, and sadly, don’t care.

This documentary should have been advertised and promoted across the world and shown in a “prime time” manner although it still can be…

Schools need to show this to students; there is not a place in which the people who see it will come away worse off…except in places where the viewers don’t want to hear truth spoken. Those who are active with hate as well as those who support those who do wrong will definitely not like this documentary.

With the exposure of truth regarding hate groups from history up til the present, it is definitely a reality check and an answer to the question of what America is being turned back into. We must not repeat history and this serves as a wonderful but horrifying and tragic visual reminder for those who need it or for those who want to understand more of what is going on in the White House as well as on the streets. Highly recommended!

Hate Crimes At Disgustingly High Peak

According to the Anti Defamation League, the 1,564 religion-based hate crimes reported in 2017 are the second-highest ever. The highest number of such crimes were reported in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to the ADL.

Let us not forget it is white men who make up for the most domestic terrorist attacks here in America, though Trump has decided these “men” are no longer a threat… This should scare you. It scares me.

Though this isn’t national news, it seems pretty news worthy to me. As I continue research on larger projects which will be posted here, I can’t help but feel this is something I should share, despite not writing it… Please read, share and check out some of the links below… We can make a difference; we just have to unite…

This is heartbreaking to read but not surprising, sadly… I suppose there isn’t much more for me to say, the following vileness speaks for itself.

The FBI documented a sharp increase in hate crimes in 2017 compared to 2016 – particularly in New Jersey, where the number of incidents have nearly doubled. The FBI also released a town-by-town list that shows where the crimes occurred.

In New Jersey, 518 law enforcement agencies provided information to the FBI but only 155 agencies actually reported hate crimes in 2017, the most recent year available. Collectively, the agencies reported 495 hate crimes to the FBI, a 75 increase from the number of documented hate crimes in 2016.

Here were the towns that had hate crimes in 2017, from the most to least:

  • Woodbury 33
  • East Brunswick 24
  • Lakewood 22
  • Evesham Township 18
  • Princeton 15
  • Howell 11
  • Edison 10
  • Keansburg 10
  • Englewood 9
  • Hackensack 9
  • Vineland 9
  • Manalapan Township 8
  • Randolph Township 8
  • Medford Township 7
  • Neptune Township 7
  • Aberdeen Township 6
  • Cinnaminson Township 6
  • Franklin Lakes 6
  • Hoboken 6
  • Ocean Township, Monmouth County 6
  • South Orange Village 6
  • Hamilton Township, Mercer County 5
  • Hanover Township 5
  • Lodi 5
  • Moorestown Township 5
  • Highland Park 4
  • Hillsborough Township 4
  • Ridgewood 4
  • South Brunswick Township 4
  • Toms River Township 4
  • East Hanover Township 3
  • Freehold Township 3
  • Hopewell Township 3
  • Livingston Township 3
  • Madison 3
  • Maple Shade Township 3
  • Monroe Township, Middlesex County 3
  • New Brunswick 3
  • Passaic 3
  • Robbinsville Township 3
  • Teaneck Township 3
  • Bergenfield 2
  • Bradley Beach 2
  • Brick Township 2
  • Colts Neck Township 2
  • Deal 2
  • Delanco Township 2
  • Dover 2
  • East Orange 2
  • Fort Lee 2
  • Haddon Township 2
  • Haworth 2
  • Hightstown 2
  • Lawrence Township, Mercer County 2
  • Magnolia 2
  • Manasquan 2
  • Medford Lakes 2
  • Middlesex Borough 2
  • Montclair 2
  • Mount Olive Township 2
  • Newton 2
  • Old Bridge Township 2
  • Oradell 2
  • Palmyra 2
  • Paramus 2
  • Ramsey 2
  • Stone Harbor 2
  • Washington Township, Gloucester County 2
  • Waterford Township 2
  • Weehawken Township 2
  • Westampton Township 2
  • West Long Branch 2
  • West Windsor Township 2
  • Willingboro Township 2
  • Woodbridge Township 2
  • Belmar 1
  • Belvidere 1
  • Berkeley Heights Township 1
  • Berkeley Township 1
  • Boonton 1
  • Bridgeton 1
  • Bridgewater Township 1
  • Brigantine 1
  • Burlington Township 1
  • Carteret 1
  • Chatham 1
  • Chatham Township 1
  • Collingswood 1
  • Eastampton Township 1
  • East Windsor Township 1
  • Eatontown 1
  • Egg Harbor Township 1
  • Elizabeth 1
  • Elmwood Park 1
  • Emerson 1
  • Fair Lawn 1
  • Franklin Township, Somerset County 1
  • Freehold Borough 1
  • Hackettstown 1
  • Haddonfield 1
  • Harrison Township 1
  • High Bridge 1
  • Interlaken 1
  • Jefferson Township 1
  • Jersey City 1
  • Kinnelon 1
  • Lindenwold 1
  • Lopatcong Township 1
  • Lumberton Township 1
  • Manchester Township 1
  • Mansfield Township, Warren County 1
  • Mantua Township 1
  • Maplewood Township 1
  • Metuchen 1
  • Millburn Township 1
  • Monmouth Beach 1
  • Montvale 1
  • Mount Laurel Township 1
  • Mullica Township 1
  • North Bergen Township 1
  • Northfield 1
  • Oakland 1
  • Old Tappan 1
  • Paulsboro 1
  • Pennsville Township 1
  • Pequannock Township 1
  • Piscataway Township 1
  • Plainfield 1
  • Point Pleasant 1
  • Pompton Lakes 1
  • River Edge 1
  • Roselle Park 1
  • Shrewsbury 1
  • South Plainfield 1
  • South River 1
  • Springfield Township, Union County 1
  • Summit 1
  • Tenafly 1
  • Trenton 1
  • Union City 1
  • Union Township 1
  • Verona 1
  • Voorhees Township 1
  • Washington Township, Warren County 1
  • West New York 1
  • Wildwood 1

Whether more hate crimes were reported to police in 2017 than in 2016 is difficult to ascertain because there were an additional 1,000 law enforcement agencies that participated in the program compared to the previous year. Such stark increases, though, indicate more and more people and institutions are being targeted because of religion.

According to the Anti Defamation League, the 1,564 religion-based hate crimes reported in 2017 are the second-highest ever. The highest number of such crimes were reported in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to the ADL.

Here were towns with hate crimes based on race in New Jersey:

  • Woodbury 27
  • East Brunswick 11
  • Evesham Township 10
  • Englewood 8
  • Keansburg 8
  • Princeton 8
  • Vineland 8
  • Howell 7
  • Lakewood 7
  • Edison Township 6
  • Neptune Township 6
  • Hamilton Township, Mercer County 5
  • Hackensack 4
  • Manalapan Township 4
  • Moorestown Township 4
  • Randolph Township 4
  • South Orange Village 4
  • Hillsborough Township 3
  • Hoboken 3
  • Medford Township 3
  • Ocean Township, Monmouth County 3
  • Robbinsville Township 3
  • Aberdeen Township 2
  • Cinnaminson Township 2
  • Colts Neck Township 2
  • Delanco Township 2
  • East Hanover Township 2
  • Freehold Township 2
  • Haddon Township 2
  • Highland Park 2
  • Hightstown 2
  • Livingston Township 2
  • Lodi 2
  • Magnolia 2
  • Manasquan 2
  • Montclair 2
  • Old Bridge Township 2
  • Teaneck Township 2
  • Waterford Township 2
  • Weehawken Township 2
  • Westampton Township 2
  • Belvidere 1
  • Berkeley Heights Township 1
  • Bradley Beach 1
  • Bridgeton 1
  • Burlington Township 1
  • Carteret 1
  • Chatham Township 1
  • Collingswood 1
  • Dover 1
  • Eastampton Township 1
  • East Orange 1
  • East Windsor Township 1
  • Egg Harbor Township 1
  • Elmwood Park 1
  • Fort Lee 1
  • Franklin Lakes 1
  • Franklin Township, Somerset County 1
  • Freehold Borough 1
  • Hackettstown 1
  • Haddonfield 1
  • Hanover Township 1
  • Hopewell Township 1
  • Jefferson Township 1
  • Kinnelon 1
  • Madison 1
  • Manchester Township 1
  • Mantua Township 1
  • Maple Shade Township 1
  • Medford Lakes 1
  • Middlesex Borough 1
  • Mount Olive Township 1
  • Mullica Township 1
  • New Brunswick 1
  • Northfield 1
  • Palmyra 1
  • Paramus 1
  • Passaic 1
  • Paulsboro 1
  • Pennsville Township 1
  • Pompton Lakes 1
  • Ramsey 1
  • Roselle Park 1
  • South Brunswick Township 1
  • South Plainfield 1
  • South River 1
  • Springfield Township, Union County 1
  • Toms River Township 1
  • Union City 1
  • Union Township 1
  • Verona 1
  • Voorhees Township 1
  • Washington Township, Gloucester County 1
  • Washington Township, Warren County 1
  • West Long Branch 1
  • West New York 1
  • West Windsor Township 1
  • Wildwood 1

Here were towns with hate crimes based on religion in New Jersey:

  • Lakewood 15
  • East Brunswick 13
  • Evesham Township 7
  • Princeton 7
  • Franklin Lakes 5
  • Hackensack 4
  • Hanover Township 4
  • Howell 4
  • Manalapan Township 4
  • Randolph Township 4
  • Ridgewood 4
  • Aberdeen Township 3
  • Cinnaminson Township 3
  • Edison Township 3
  • Hoboken 3
  • Monroe Township, Middlesex County 3
  • Ocean Township, Monmouth County 3
  • Toms River Township 3
  • Bergenfield 2
  • Brick Township 2
  • Deal 2
  • Haworth 2
  • Highland Park 2
  • Lawrence Township, Mercer County 2
  • Madison 2
  • Maple Shade Township 2
  • Medford Township 2
  • Oradell 2
  • South Brunswick Township 2
  • Willingboro Township 2
  • Woodbridge Township 2
  • Berkeley Township 1
  • Boonton 1
  • Bradley Beach 1
  • Bridgewater Township 1
  • Brigantine 1
  • Chatham 1
  • East Hanover Township 1
  • East Orange 1
  • Elizabeth 1
  • Emerson 1
  • Englewood 1
  • High Bridge 1
  • Hillsborough Township 1
  • Keansburg 1
  • Livingston Township 1
  • Lopatcong Township 1
  • Lumberton Township 1
  • Mansfield Township, Warren County 1
  • Maplewood Township 1
  • Medford Lakes 1
  • Middlesex Borough 1
  • Millburn Township 1
  • Monmouth Beach 1
  • Montvale 1
  • Moorestown Township 1
  • Newton 1
  • North Bergen Township 1
  • Oakland 1
  • Old Tappan 1
  • Paramus 1
  • Passaic 1
  • Pequannock Township 1
  • Piscataway Township 1
  • Plainfield 1
  • Point Pleasant 1
  • Ramsey 1
  • River Edge 1
  • Shrewsbury 1
  • South Orange Village 1
  • Summit 1
  • Teaneck Township 1
  • Tenafly 1
  • Trenton 1
  • West Windsor Township 1
  • Woodbury 1

Part of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the agency’s Hate Crime Statistics report is released annually. In 2017, law enforcement agencies reported 7,175 hate crimes to the FBI. While 16,149 agencies participated in 2017, only 2,040 submitted incident reports about hate crimes. The remaining agencies reported 0 hate crimes to the FBI. In 2016, the FBI documented 6,121 hate crimes.

“Two weeks ago, we witnessed the most deadly anti-Semitic hate crime in American history. Today, we have another FBI study showing a big jump in hate crimes against Americans because of their race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director, said in a statement. “This report provides further evidence that more must be done to address the divisive climate of hate in America. That begins with leaders from all walks of life and from all sectors of society forcefully condemning anti-Semitism, bigotry, and hate whenever it occurs.”

According to the FBI, a majority of the victims (59.6 percent) were targeted because of a bias towards race, ethnicity or ancestry. The second most common reason a victim was targeted was because of religion (20.6 percent) followed by sexual-orientation (15.8 percent), disability (1.9 percent), gender identity (1.6 percent) and gender (0.6 percent), according to the statistics.

The FBI says 50.7 percent of known offenders were white, 21.3 percent were African-American and other races accounted for the remaining known offenders. According to the FBI, a “known offender” does not imply that a suspect’s identity is known but that “some aspect of the suspect was identified.”

Experts say the annual hate crime statistics report provides an incomplete picture of the number of hate crimes in the country. The ADL noted that in the 2017 report, 91 cities that had a population of 100,000 or more either did not report any data to the FBI or reported 0 instances of hate crimes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Original post found here.  Also check with the anti-hate crime organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center to find ways you can get involved.