Black West Virginians Are At A Unique Disadvantage When It Comes To Mental Health

Spring Newsletter ?

Black West Virginians Are At A Unique Disadvantage When It Comes To Mental Health

Spring Newsletter ?

Black West Virginians Are At A Unique Disadvantage When It Comes To Mental Health

By Haadioza Ogwude

Like many Black communities in the United States, West Virginia’s poor mental health stems from a complex mix of problems, including high poverty rates and substance abuse, and a culture of independence that stigmatizes psychological help.

Black mental health professionals weigh in on the issue.

West Virginia Legislature 2022

It’s not over! ?

As we all wait for the Governor Special Session that is certain to center education (perhaps more anti-history bills) and we hope for a special session that will offer a solution toward the foster care crisis and decisions around the 277 million remaining American Rescue Plan funding that is at the Governor’s disposal.

The TMG Economic Justice, Fairness and Equity Movement Budget Request to Allocation Of American Rescue Plan Act Fund offers a comprehensive idea with a broad state-wide scope. 


Legislative Round-Up

? READ Mountain State Spotlights “Here’s what happened ” in the 2022 West Virginia Legislature.

? READLack of Legislative Diversity Not Likely To Change” by Phil Kabler

.? WATCH Del. Shawn Hornbuckels passionate floor speech

Del. Sean Hornbuckle’s Historic House Floor Speech on SB 498

Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund are pleased to announce the launch of a new program to help West Virginia homeowners affected by COVID-19.

The West Virginia Homeowners Rescue Program distributes federal COVID-19 relief funds to eligible homeowners who have experienced a pandemic-related hardship. The West Virginia Housing Development Fund, the state’s housing finance agency, will administer the program on behalf of U.S. Treasury. They will begin accepting applications Monday, March 28.

A full list of eligibility requirements and documents necessary to complete the application are available at Applicants should review the website and have their information ready when the portal officially opens next Monday, March 28. Online and downloadable paper applications can be found at


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