Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind... But I Won’t Be Blue Always

Black people’s reasonable responses to four centuries of unreasonable, barely livable conditions are routinely criminalized and used to stoke anti-blackness. The cumulative toll is paid in their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Writers Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant sift through film, television, music, social media, and news to explore black representations of depression and distress, remedies and healing, and the resilience of joy in black life and culture. 

On August 29, Hardy and Bryant return for a post-screening discussion of Pariah, which tells the story of a 17-year-old African-American woman who is beginning to explore her identity as a lesbian.

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