DR. JESS ON BLACK STRESS

"We Are Our Own Victory!"

My Voice Is More Than Just My Own
I Am Eternally Indebted to My Elders and Ancestors Who Made My Journey Possible
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Why 'Black' Stress?

I started this site with specific intent to focus on black people. I was raised in a black neighborhood in Vallejo, CA that was developed by a black housing developer. I went to a black Baptist Church during my childhood. My schools were always diverse in ethnic and racial composition. My mother and grandmother intentionally instilled in me messages of 'black girl magic,' before it was a movement and hashtag. I had dolls like any young girl, but always had the Black opti

 
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READING LIST

This is a blog that is intentionally designed to offer insight, education, and to create dialogue about a a very important topic regarding an exquisite group of people.  Views are my own based on my personal, educational, and professional experiences.  Below, I will continue to share a myriad of resources that give voice to the black experience.  

The Souls of Black Folk ~ W.E.B. DuBois

Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome ~ Dr. Joy DeGruy

White Rage ~ Carol Anderson

The Cross and the Lynching Tree ~ James H. Cone

Black Theology & Black Power ~ James H. Cone

Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America ~ Charisse Jones & Kumea Shorter-Gooden, PhD

Urban Trauma ~ Dr. Maysa Akbar

 

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