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Trau – ma: A deeply distressing or disturbing experience; or a physical injury.  “A complex occurrence not fully understood without evaluating the mental, physical, historical, social and cultural aspects of the experience. Trauma does not discriminate; but how it is perceived and experienced is different for Black women.” –Dr. Lisa Newton Trauma is a human experience that does … Read More

Equitable and sustainable housing opportunities, economic security, good physical and environmental health, peace and safety are some of the challenging conditions many face while living in African-American communities. Often, those communities are overflowing with dilapidated and condemned buildings and homes that lack greenery. The neighborhoods are filled with crime and pollution, and they’re surrounded by … Read More