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    Here and Now with Sandra Bookman: Addressing the mental health crisis in the African-American community

    NEW YORK (WABC) — On this episode of Here and Now, we take a look at the alarming rise in suicide rates amongst African-American men.

    We catch up with Vy Higginsen, founder of the Mama Foundation to discuss the return of “Mama, I Want To Sing!”

    We also spoke with gymnastics legend Wendy Hilliard, founder of the Wendy Hilliard Foundation to get the latest on her organization.

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    We are also publishing resources in a range of areas, which will grow and can be found below:

    Ways to Help

    Black Lives Matter

    Black Voters Matter Fund


    National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

    No New Jails NYC

    Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)

    Black LGBTQIA + Migrants Project

    Teaching the Next Generation

    Black Lives Matter at School

    Creating Space To Talk About Racism At Your School

    Teaching for Black Lives – Rethinking Schools

    Black-Owned Bookstores in New York and New Jersey

    Cafe con Libros (Brooklyn)

    Grandma’s Place (Harlem)

    Sister’s Uptown (Manhattan)

    Source of Knowledge (Newark)

    The Lit. Bar (Bronx)

    The Little Boho Bookshop (Bayonne)


    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

    So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

    White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism



    Black Wall Street 1921

    Jemele Hill is Unbothered

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    American Son: Available on Netflix

    If Beale Street Could Talk: Available on Hulu

    Just Mercy: Available on Amazon Prime

    Selma: Available on Amazon Prime

    The Hate U Give: Available on Amazon Prime

    When They See Us: Available on Netflix


    13th: Available on Netflix

    America Inside Out with Katie Couric: Available on National Geographic

    Becoming: Available on Netflix

    I am Not Your Negro: Available on YouTube


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