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Stephan ‘tWitch’ Boss died on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. This heartbreaking news has been the lead story in our community conversations this week, sharing the statics of suicide being ranked as the third leading cause of death in black men from the ages 15-24 nationally.

Noted from the Black Men Heal website out of Philadelphia Remove the Stigma “ Black men often suffer in silence because of fears that being vulnerable goes against masculinity ideas.”

As part of this we are sharing positive affirmations for black men.

I am not afraid of my truth anymore

I will always hold my head high

You are worthy just like every human

Unity is our greatest strength

I am black and proud

I am black and beautiful

I am proud of my cultural heritage

I am blessed with what I am

I have my ancestors blessing

I am thankful to my ancestors

I love the skin I am in

Please share with your friends and family.

For more information about Black Men’s mental health visit

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