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6 Podcasts to Nourish Our Minds While We Grieve, and Mobilize

We are in the throes of healing our hearts, our bodies and our minds as this nation divided is experiencing systemic grief and abuse. We grapple and look away in horror, but are compelled to view videoed murders, violence, articulate the social justice and police brutality conversation, it feels strange to just carry on with regular duties as we welcomed  Trevor Noah to put well-thought words to raw emotions.

That social contracts have been broken and though for so long we as Black people have upheld the contract, in spite of being disenfranchised, being more historically on the side of the have nots, that those in power on every level of government have not remained true to the social contract of holding everyone to the same standards, to conduct what is supposed to be a civil society.

Physical and digital protesting, riots, looting, curfews all impact us differently. Centuries of racial inequality, civil rights denial hits us all on some level. Factor in your personal narrative, your family’s dysfunctions or pathologies, and as Iyanla Vanzant says, ‘the stories we tell ourselves’ and you discover as dope as you are there are layers that need peeling back.

With so much unrest – give your mind the tender love and care it deserves. Allow your thoughts to be supported, your anger to be given the words, your feelings to be understood and shared with the hosts who have curated content with you at heart. We shall overcome love.

*The links serve as resources. They do not in any way substitute for medical or professional advice.

Black Mental Matters Podcast

The Black Mental Matters Podcast with Vince “The Voice” Bailey and Makeba Reed-Johnson seeks to strip away the stigma of discussing Black mental health. Black Mental Matters features a series of in-depth interviews and discussions around mental health in the Black community. Follow Vince and share The Black Mental Matters Podcast with your friends and family. Join our group therapy!

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

ParentingDecolonized Podcast

Colonization has always targeted the dismantling and division of the Black family. It didn’t end after the Civil War. It evolved. Unpack this discussion with the Parenting Decolonized podcast shines the light on how colonization has impacted the black family structure and what to do about it. Host Yolanda Williams and her guests will discuss how to use conscious parenting as activism against white supremacy and how to raise liberated black children without breaking their spirits.

hey, girl Podcast

is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl. guests give listeners a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations.

Life, I Swear Podcast

Life, I Swear shares stories and reflections from black women about trials in their lives that have helped them heal, connect and process. Every week, we hold space for storytelling that both challenges and inspires us to be good to ourselves. It opens the door for listeners to feel heard and  validated, to know that the experiences they rarely talk about are also experienced by others. We discuss issues of mental health, emotional security, and self-acceptance.ourselves.

The Suga Podcast

The Suga, is the brown mama’s guide to the sweet life with hosts Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph. Each week, listeners can laugh, learn, love AND (instead of spilling the tea) share THE SUGA by celebrating sisterhood and motherhood.

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