Leroy, from BEAM, Black Emotional and Mental-Health shares his wisdom, insight and magnetic energy as we discuss black wellness, wholeness and healing. We learn about ways to create healing organizations and culturally responsive mental health practices and spaces. He also defines and unpacks "black masculinity".
Dr. Boris Ricks, whose expertise is in urban politics, joins the Chill Spot today. We examine the psychological burden of being black, marginalized and undermined in America. We also explore the physiological and psychological impact of police brutality and Dr. Ricks talks about economic and political transformation and the barriers we currently face in achieving progress.
In this episode, we talk about the trauma black males experience when seeing other black men murdered. We examine trauma, it's impact on communities of color, and dive deeper into Dr. Lipscomb's research on black male grief. We also look at resilience, and what to do after the trauma experience.