Taraji P. Henson is leading the movement to de-stigmatize conversations about mental health. Images for dcp
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Last week Big Sean announced the launch of a new series of videos focused on mental health, in partnership with his mother and in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. This is the latest example of the work black and brown leaders are doing to destigto bring conversations about mental health into their communities.
From Peace of Mind with Taraji by Taraji P. Henson to Charlamagne Tha God initiative, For (bes) The Culture has been and will continue to cover efforts to make well-being less taboo. Find out more, check them out and designed for people of color.
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Spotlight on: Desiree Peterkin Bell
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News for Culture:
Executives of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and the Boston Globe team up to launch
One of Mastercard helps Fearless The founders of the fund Arian Simone and Keshia Knight Pulliam are doubling down on their mission to support women founders of color at the start of their careers.
Founder of FinTech, Angel Rich , by becoming the first black American to partner with a major credit bureau.
The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University announced thelaunch of the, a new online offering for black leaders and allies to build professional skills.
Kojo Marfo , founder of My Runway Group , opened a store on Carnaby Street
"Breaking the stigma [related to mental health] was accepting and then talking about it. Because then I was not ashamed. I broke my shame and my fear, which allowed me to take care of myself. "- Taraji P. Henson , actress, entrepreneur, author