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Black America and COVID-19

Documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Black America.


Co-Curator: Janay Graham

Keyword Search Terms: care, trauma,stress, stressor, therapy, wellness, well-being, post traumatic stress syndrome, mental health, faith, spirituality, self-care, support group, healing, beauty


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Session 145: Managing Anxiety about the Coronavirus
Therapy for Black Girls Podcast
March 4, 2020

View the Therapy for Black Girls podcast here
podcast, audio Therapy for Black Girls
COVID-19 GUIDE | Health + Wellness
March 19, 2020
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Facebook Live Support Group will address black men’s mental health and well-being during COVID-19 pandemic
Madison 365
David Dahmer
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A White Friend Said Something About “Not Genocide”
Christina Springer
April 7, 2020
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Don’t Judge Me for How I’m Dealing With This Quarantine

April 16, 2020


“Leave me alone — I’m not interested in being productive during quarantine.” Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Free Virtual Therapy for People of Color Affected by COVID-19
Philanthropy Women
Tim Lehnert
news Taraji P. Henson starred in the 2016 movie Hidden Figures about the key role a group of female African-American mathematicians played in the U.S. space program’s early years. (Image Credit: BLHF)

Beyoncé and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey donate $6 million for African-Americans’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
Aric Jenkins


Beyoncé attends a pre-Grammys gala, Jan. 25, 2020, in Beverly Hills. ALLEN BEREZOVSKY—GETTY IMAGES

Weeksville Heritage Center Community Care
Weeksville Heritage Center
May 9, 2020
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Stress was Already Killing Black America Covid 19 is Making It Worse
The Washington Post
David Williams
May 13, 2020



NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents And Mental Health Resources For African Americans
National Alliance on Mental Illness
May 29, 2020
resource collection NAMI
Resources for Black Healing
Micalah Webster
June 1, 2020
Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Jeffrey Sánchez, Former Massachusetts State Representative
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
June 11, 2020
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Racism as a traumatic stressor
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Dr. Karestan Koenen, Dr. Jessica Graham-LoPresti, and Dr. Tahirah Abdullah
June 17, 2020

Watch the video here
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Juneteenth Celebration at Weeksville
Weeksville Heritage Center
June 19-21, 2020
event Weeksville Heritage Center
3 Long Haired Months: Barbershop Before-and-Afters
New York Times
Claudio E. Cabrera
June 25, 2020
news, video Brandon Evans, 30, has his hair cut by Vincent McLean, professionally known as Vince Jamael. Autumn Profit-Ardrey, left, cuts Jason Bruno’s hair.Credit...Photographs by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for The New York Times
Young People of Color Support Guide
7 Cups
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The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)
resource NQTTCN

Continuum Collective
Continuum Collective

resource Continuum Collective

I’ll Cook Like Your Mother || Ep 1 | Back to Basics: Caribbean Healing at Home


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I’ll Cook Like Your Mother || Ep 2 | The Cookout: Guava Ginger BBQ Sauce + Ribs
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Pelicans' Zion Williamson is ready for the NBA's season restart
Michael C. Wright
July 2, 2020
news Zion Williamson works out as the Pelicans prepare for the 2019-20 season restart (Photo via
What to Do About Weight Gain During the Pandemic
Ms. Magazine
Kimberly Dark
July 10, 2020
opinion, health (Sourced from Twitter)

The Coronavirus Has Made the Waking World Into A Dreamscape
The Washington Post
Tre Johnson
May 20, 2020