By Manny Otiko Most people tend to think of African Americans as a monolithic group. But there are many different ethnic groups that make up Black America, such as native-born Blacks, who are descended from enslaved Africans, Blacks hailing from the Caribbean, Latin Americans and African immigrants. According to a Pew Research Survey of U.S. […]
FBer Lea K BarlowKlannkosta asked, “Any thoughts on why this is happening?”
Perhaps continuing rage and resentment over centuries of cruel unjust oppression is impeding some or many Americans of African descent from fully experiencing their inalienable right to peacefully pursue their unique vision for L, L, (love) & Happiness?
Or perhaps America’s more current form of unjust human oppression is impeding and/or preventing significant numbers of American children, teens and adults from fully experiencing their full human potential?
“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks Everyone”. ~Tupac on T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.
“We don’t need no more rappers, we don’t need no more basketball players, no more football players. We need more thinkers. We need more scientists. We need more managers. We need more mathematicians. We need more teachers.”
“We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that, we don’t need any more entertainers.“ ~Tupac Shakur
Tupac was well aware that not only are American kids being UNJUSTLY OPPRESSED and DEPRIVED from experiencing their full human potential, Tupac realized OUR NATION is being deprived of enjoying the potential achievements offered to ALL Americans by reasonably well adjusted kids maturing into responsible teens and adults who care about the future of OUR Nation.
Doctors Ross and Dietz offer insights into how our Early Childhood Development plays a key role in determining the type of individual we mature into.
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, addressed inmates at Ironwood State Prison offering a compelling overview of the role that exposure to Childhood Trauma plays in the lives of Emotionally Troubled and chronically ill American teens and adults.
At 2:12:25 in this documentary about Mafia hit-man and victim of Early Childhood Trauma/Abuse, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why young Richard most likely developed into a emotionally disturbed, paranoid, cruel, heartless teen and man who did not give a frig about anyone else, including his wife and kids.
Childhood Maltreatment and the Developing Brain – Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., PhD
(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)
Black Women, Suicide, Depression, Self Harm & Mental Health; PSA from Abiola Abrams
Tagged: Jamyla Bolden, Tyshawn Lee, Julie Dombo
#MentalHealth #MentalIllness #MaternalResponsibility