For the Little Black Boys who Dream of Suicide

Dealing with Childhood Abandonment

What’s Abandonment and why do you still have issues?

Starting a New School Year with Trauma

How a Piggy Bank taught me a $30 Budgeting Lesson

Payback, Anger and Revenge

Didn’t go through with it

I met a Girl…

I found myself on the journey

Resources and Additional Articles

  • The Burden of Being ‘On Point’, Adam Harris (April 26, 2021) — Too often, traumatized Black boys’ behavior is pathologized. It’s actually rational.
  • Toxic stress and children’s outcomes, Leila Morsy and Richard Rothstein (May 1, 2019) — African American children growing up poor are at greater risk of disrupted physiological functioning and depressed academic achievement
  • Helping young black men move past histories of trauma and violence, John Rich, MPH (April 30, 2019) — In a video, a young African American man named David narrates the story of his life over a series of portraits and images of his Philadelphia neighborhood. He describes the trauma of watching loved ones die from gun violence, and the fear that he would be next. In photos, he adopts a protective posture, hunched over to save his brain and heart.

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Financial Literacy Educator |Money Story 💰Negative $125k Net worth to $660k in 9-yrs 💸Paid off over $350k in debt 🔑 and Traveled to 25+ countries.

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The Neighborhood Finance Guy

The Neighborhood Finance Guy

Financial Literacy Educator |Money Story 💰Negative $125k Net worth to $660k in 9-yrs 💸Paid off over $350k in debt 🔑 and Traveled to 25+ countries.