The Legacy of Racism and It’s Continued Erosion of Black Mental Health

By Janice Hayes Kyser

“I don’t want to walk through life thinking every other person I meet hates me simply because I am black,” a close friend recently confided.

Her words reverberated in my head and penetrated my…


I felt the gases in my stomach starting to churn as I watched this week’s VP debate. The already curly hairs at the nap of my neck felt moist. The interaction between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris triggered some uncomfortable memories of my days in Fortune 100…


The writer leaves the most scintillating, salacious and unbelievable plot twist until near the end. Donald J. Trump has not veered from this formula. With fewer than four weeks until the election, he has written an October surprise — a B movie in which only he could star.

Suit-clad and…


Kamala Harris looks good on paper. She went to the best schools. She possesses an impressive resume. She was the first black person and first woman to serve as Attorney General of California, she is one of 26 women currently serving in the U.S. Senate and she is the first…


I commend the professional athletes who agreed it’s time to stop playing, both literally and figuratively. The NFL and all of us Got Next. Black people, woke people, the time has come for us to use our power like the currency it is. We have to hit them where it…


As a little girl I thought the postal service was magic. I would write a letter on wide ruled paper, fold it carefully and put it in an envelope and my mom would drive me to the blue box where I would drop it in the slot. Weeks later, my…


Before I started making calls on behalf of the Biden/Harris ticket I thought the latest poll indicating that a majority of Americans think President Trump is better equipped to handle the economy, was, to steal one of Trump’s favorite expressions; fake news.

However, after spending a couple of hours dialing…


Dear Black people:

I love you all, I really do, but right now some of you are getting on my last good nerve. …


Every day in America as a woman of color is like a slap in the face. A stinging, jarring reminder that you are not equal. …


WHEN REP SCOTT YOHO CALLED REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ A BITCH, HE CALLED EVERY WOMAN IN AMERICA A BITCH

Any woman who has been perceived as a threat to an insecure man knows the B-word has been used to describe her at one point or another. …

Janice Kyser

Janice Hayes Kyser is a Las Vegas-based journalist who writes on a broad range of topics including social justice, health, fashion and adoption.

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