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Robust's Blog – December 2016 Archive (4)

J Cole's Music Helps Me in My Recovery From Depression

Last week, when I found out J Cole was dropping a new album, a certain thought went through my mind. " How different will I feel listening to this album?", If you didn't know, earlier this year I wrote an article addressed as a letter to J Cole (http://www.afropunk.com/m/blogpost?id=2059274%3ABlogPost%3A1391634). The previous article expressed how 2014 forest hills drive, helped me through some…

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Added by Robust on December 14, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

Black women entrepreneurs create sustainable, all natural skincare line Limegreen

Entrepreneurs Talima Davis and Allison Lamb are on a mission to provide healthy, sustainable, and all natural skincare products with their new line Limegreen. Inspired by their grandmothers, they thought that the best way to serve is by making skincare products meant to be used in a variety of areas, rather than specializing on a specific area of the body. They…

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Added by Robust on December 2, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why I decided to dedicate my life to those going through depression and suicidal thoughts

While many people need help, mental health resources can be scarce at times. 350 million people around the world battle some form of depression. Suicide is also the 10th leading cause of death in the United states. The statistics on depression are currently rising.



My name is Jasmin Pierre. I have been an "Afro Punk" contributor for the majority of 2016. I am a self help book author, who writes about mental health, the majority of the time about depression, and…

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Added by Robust on December 1, 2016 at 5:37pm — No Comments

AIDs Memorial Quilt founders host workshops to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs in the black community

Over the last three decades, one of the most powerful visual representations of the HIV/AIDs epidemic has been The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. A literal memorial quilt created with panels made by…

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Added by Robust on December 1, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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