African Americans

This BLM Meditation Can Help People Cope With The Tiring Cycle Of Oppression

The “Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma” was released on Aug. 1, 2016.

Another unarmed black person ― this time a 15-year-old in Texas ― was killed this weekend by a police officer. When incidents like this occur, they can lead black Americans to feel a frustrating mix of despair, anger and hopelessness.

Dr. Candice Crowell, a professor at the University of Kentucky, was intent on creating a way for black Americans to cope with these devastating news stories. She created the “Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma” to help them attend to their spiritual health.

The 17-minute guided meditation was released in August 2016, less than a month after the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, which Crowell said increased her interest in creating the audio. The meditation contains positive affirmations that were inspired by feelings of unworthiness Crowell picked up on from…