Today on my 27th birthday, I want to proclaim a very important message: Healing is Essential to Liberation. As I learn more about the teachings of Black feminists like bell hooks and Audre Lorde, I see the importance of healing to the liberation — freedom of oppression and constant presence…

Decades of racist policies enforcing racist systems have created an environment in which Black communities suffer from high rates of infection and death from COVID-19, police brutality, and economic hardship. Since all these issues have a direct effect on community health, public health professionals are presented with a question that…

The New COVID Bill: Relief or Questionable Spending?

After several months of waiting, families and individuals can expects some type of COVID relief. Tonight, President Trump signed a $2.4 trillion bill after threatening to veto it. The bill is meant to provide support to Americans during this pandemic with $900…

Black joy is truly radical. Sometimes we focus on the bad so much that we forget the beauty in the things we see every day. For me, this is a common occurrence. My work forces me to see the problems that society has on a daily basis. If I cannot…

For months now, the cries for liberation of the oppressed have grown louder and louder due to the inequities of COVID-19, brought on by systemic racism, and the media coverage around the killing of unarmed Black and brown men and women. The centuries long demand for justice and reconciliation has…

“Don’t worry about it bro, you’ll get it next time.”

It was early July during the summer of 2018. I had finally managed to get out of a toxic relationship that seemed to last forever. I was living with my ex at the time, so it was difficult, but I…

Mayowa Sanusi, MPH

Mayowa has a passion for social justice and addressing health inequities. He earned his Masters in Public Health from the Boston University.

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