The Pressure of Black Excellence Was Bad for My Mental Health
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The Pressure of Black Excellence Was Bad for My Mental Health

A woman contends that the definition of Black excellence is based on white success.

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Each month, we donate to charities of your choosing. This month our charities support Mental Health.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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