Recognize Offense without Taking Offense a Multicultural Competency

Offense is Common Sometimes interactions with others leave us feeling hurt, confused, lonely or misunderstood. Often we are offended and the other person or people have no idea why. I wish the opposite were true – that most of us felt understood by others. But I know that for many people who are rightly or … Read more

What Marvel’s Black Panther Film Explores About the Black Psyche, Part 2

Relationships in Marvel’s Black Panther At this point, I’ve enjoyed the dialogue sparked by Marvel’s Black Panther film more than the film itself. Each person’s observations are based on their unique worldview. It has sparked an interesting combination of community pride; curiosity about our origins (people of African descent throughout the diaspora);  and a renewed … Read more

What Marvel’s Black Panther Film Explores About the Black Psyche, Part 1

The Black Psyche (Psyche= The Human Soul, Mind or Spirit) I can’t think of a film since Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” that captures more layers of the “Black Psyche” than Marvel’s “Black Panther.” As such, there will be a part 2 to this analysis. Black Panther captures the complexity of the relationships, trauma … Read more