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Carl Carl Obeng

School Psychologist by day, Writer by night. #BlackBoyJoy #BlackBoyWrites

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Why Open Conversations About Mental Health Are Key To A Successful Relationship

When two people meet and a connection sparks, they begin to talk about everything from favorite foods to political affiliation, and Black Lives Matter.  Historically, mental health is typically a topic left off the menu. Given the state of the union in 2018, people are more inclined to question mental health earlier in a relationship. Questions about self-care, mental health in the...

How Marvel’s 'Black Panther' Reminded Everyone That Africa Is Home

My first memory of life is a time in pre-kindergarten. Two white students told me that I could not play with them because I was black. I went home and told my mother. In her Ghanaian accent she said, “Remember this, there are some white people who will hate you simply because your skin is pure gold.” I was the only black person in my class, therefore I had to learn quickly...

Why You Should Consider Passing On The Mac And Cheese

Does your auntie’s mac and cheese taste the way joy feels? I bet your Grandma fixes corn bread that might as well be a dessert in itself. Not to mention your Uncle, who makes his special sauce for the ribs, and we all have that one person who is designated sweet potato pie maker.Has the above description been your life this past holiday season?The most apparent issue with the...