Changing The Narrative

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     Many people in the African American community go to church as an outlet for any mental illness. Here, a young boy attends New Revelations Church in Oakland. (Alyssa Kapnik Samuel)

    Many people in the African American community go to church as an outlet for any mental illness. Here, a young boy attends New Revelations Church in Oakland. (Alyssa Kapnik Samuel)

    This week on The Pulse, we look at stories that change the narrative.

    First up, we hear about problems facing the African American community. One group of Philadelphian men is trying to outrun stereotypes, and we attempt to dismantle the stigma behind black mental illness. 

    Then, women who had breast cancer talk about their feelings towards being called a “survivor.”

    Plus, sexting bugs, nobel art, and a sure-fire way to spot a cougar at the bar. 

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