Monthly Archives: June 2010

“I am who God made me to be and I don’t have to apologize!”


“I am who God made me to be and I don’t have to apologize for that. My sexuality has nothing to do with whether or not I go to heaven or hell.” Continue reading

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Lifting the Veil on Depression in Black Gay Men – Part II


Navigating as Black and gay in College By Antoine Craigwell Twelve years ago, a young man, now 32-years old, left his home in the Bronx, NY to attend college in a sub-urban community. There he said because he could not … Continue reading

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Lifting the Veil on Depression in Black Gay Men – Part I


Addressing a taboo subject in the Black gay community (Material in this article was presented at the Barbershop Discussion Series of the Black Men’s Initiative of York College, City University of New York, on Monday, May 17, 2010) By Antoine … Continue reading

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Breaking the silence of depression in the Black gay community


“What people may not understand is that depression is not just a matter of being in a bad mood or something that’s in a person’s mind. It’s just like any other biologically based disease and is a condition that commonly co-occurs with chronic diseases,” says David Shern, Ph.D, president of Mental Health America. Continue reading

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