August 27, 2020…Mental Health Priorities
It is important that your mental health becomes or maintains a priority, especially with classes starting back up. The UIC Counseling Center is now doing online therapy sessions and services due to COVID-19. Click the link to read more about them and their services, as well as to book an appointment.
August 20, 2020…Me & the Bees Lemonade
Me & the Bees Lemonade was started by Mikaila after she got stung by a bee at age 4. She became fascinated with bees and wanted to help them. She added honey to her Great Granny Helen’s lemonade recipe and Me & the Bees Lemonade was created! You can order online or find a grocery store that carries the Lemonade. A percentage of the sales goes towards helping honeybees. https://www.meandthebees.com/pages/about-us
August 13, 2020…Black Therapist Rock
Black Therapists Rock was created to decrease the stigma of mental wellness among black people, and they are dedicated to “healing the wounds of racism and generational trauma”. They offer a therapist directory on their website where you can find therapists close to you that cater to specific reasons. Click here for link.
July 30, 2020…Mental Health Podcasts
Here are 5 different podcasts by black therapists that you could listen to including A Different Perspective, Therapy for Black Girls, and With That Being Said… Take some time to listen to a few or all of them and decide which works best for you. Click here for podcasts.
July 23, 2020…Mental Health Tasks to Prioritize
Join Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, in discussing 4 Mental Health tasks to prioritize for the remainder of 2020. Click here for link.
July 9, 2020…Uplifting Black Lives Playlist
It’s #ThrowbackThursday! This week we’re focusing on songs that are uplifting and supporting black lives.
July 2, 2020…Cookout/ BBQ Playlist
In honor of cookout/bbq season, we found a playlist for any songs missing from yours. What is the one song that must be on every playlist? Click here for playlist.
June 25, 2020…Sign the Petition
In March, Breonna Taylor was killed by police officers in her own apartment. While “Breonna’s Law” was passed in Louisville, Ky banning no-knock warrants, the officers who killed Breonna have still not been charged. Here is what you can do to help get justice.
Sign a petition like this one:
- Send an email to the Kentucky Attorney General: https://msha.ke/30flirtyfilm/
Keep her name alive on social media and in the streets with protests.
June 18, 2020…How to Celebrate Juneteenth
Here are ways you can celebrate Juneteenth this year! Click here for more information.
These 8 policies can decrease police violence. We can make change happen.
June 11, 2020…Let’s Educate Ourselves
One way you can help is educate yourself. Here are some films to explore.
13th (Ava DuVernray)
American Son (Kenny Leon)
Dear White People (Justin Simien)
Clemency (Chinonye Cukwu)
June 4, 2020…Pride Throwback
Here’s a small throwback playlist to celebrate pride month! Comment below your favorite.
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Vogue Madonna https:
Just Dance Lady Gaga
May 28, 2020…Memorial Day Trivia
For today’s Throwback Thursday, the AACC has compiled a mini trivia to test your historical knowledge! Check our social media stories to participate.
May 21, 2020…Erykah Badu- “In Love With You” 2000
Take some time off, relax, and listen to this calming song by Erykah Badu. What’s your favorite chill song?
May 14, 2020…Celebrate!
Whether you are a graduate or know someone who is graduating, this is a time of celebration!
Here is a playlist of graduation songs that you can play at your “at home” celebration! Which one is your favorite? Click here for playlist.
May 7, 2020…Natasha Bedingfield “Pocketful of Sunshine” 2009
Finals week can be stressful, so remember to take a break and stay positive.
The Intruders “I’ll Always Love My Momma” 1973
This week’s throwback song is a tribute to mothers in honor of Mother’s Day. What are things you love about your mom?
April 30, 2020…Ella Fitzgerald “Take the A Train” 1957
What exciting venture have you decided to take recently?
April 23, 2020…Beyonce “Get Me Bodied” 2006
Have you moved your body lately? If you said no, be kind to yourself and have a mini dance party to Get Me Bodied by Beyoncé!
April 16, 2020…Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” 1987
Do you want to dance with somebody for Throwback Thursday?
April 9, 2020…Chaka Khan: “Do You Love What You Feel” 1979
Are you doing anything currently that you love that you didn’t have time for before?
April 2, 2020…Funkadelic “One Nation Under A Groove” 1978
We may be separated from each other in our homes or dorms but we can be united by a groove that can free us from the constrictions of isolation.