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Black Mental Health Matters

Black Mental Health Matters

Blog, Mental Health
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRgw4MDmFfY&feature=youtu.be About Leon Burns My name is Leon Burns and I'm from Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2012, I graduated from Hampton University majoring in Business Management. I later went on to receive my Masters in Business Administration in 2016 from Long Island University C.W Post. Upon moving to the District of Columbia, I have been working as a Partner Account Manager for an IT firm that works on Federal contracts. Moving back to the DC Metropolitan area opened my eyes to a number of different social and economic disparities. To me, mental health has been one of the more undervalued topics, particularly in the Black community.  In 2017 I decided to create a Youtube channel called Black Mental Health Matters that allows people of color to share their experiences in mental health. These…
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Whats Your Why?

Whats Your Why?

Blog
Constantly I’m posed with the same question from different people I encounter.  “I want to lose weight fast…how do I start?”  Instead of constructing a meal plan or mapping out a workout regimen, I approach the question with a question of my own.  What’s your reason for wanting to get fit?  What’s your motivation?  What’s your why? Roughly 6 years ago, I was the victim of a senseless crime that almost cost me my life.  This couldn’t have happened at a more pivotal period as I had just married my wife and we were expecting our first child.  While going through rehabilitation I made a conscious decision to change my lifestyle and take my fitness more seriously.  I envisioned not being around when my son was born.  Or rather physically…
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