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…

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…

Dear Black people:

I love you all, I really do, but right now some of you are getting on my last good nerve. Instead of celebrating a historic moment — a moment when a brilliant black woman has the opportunity to bring our collective pain to the seat of power…

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. The jolt might be a snarky remark from a colleague, or someone who pushed by you in the store as if you were invisible, or…

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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