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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We Are Our Own Victory!

In a world of COVID-19 and 1619 Pandemics, the notion of a 'victory' is likely the last concept that has been on our minds. In this tumultuous, chaotic election cycle we are uncertain if 'victory' will even exist, even if the vote goes our way! We are persistently triggered by losing family/friends/neighbors to COVID-19, the increasing of boldness of white supremacy, the unjustified death of innocent black bodies, and the various implications of working/parenting/schooling f

 
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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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