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Surviving Distractions: How to identify them and how to stop them

By Felicia Clark 
I sit down to do a write-up with my deadline for completion in two days. After showering, I change into my pajama bottoms and an oversized shirt. I grab a glass of wine, chips, and my laptop. My blanket and pillow are on the sofa. My rain sounds are going. I decided that everything's in place. I plop onto my sofa and proceed to write. All of sudden, PANDEMONIUM. “Ma! Can you please bring me a towel?! I forgot to grab one!” One of my sons yelled from the bathroom.
After grabbing a towel and handing it to an awaiting hand sticking out the slit of the bathroom door, I sat back down upon the sofa and proceeded to write. 
Ring! Ring! Unh unh, not answering. The phone stops ringing. Ring! Ring! Same number. Not answering. Then it rings AGAIN! Same number, belonging to my bestie. She’s called 3 times in a row. She never does that. Something must be wrong. I decided to call her back and try to make it short; no more than 10 minutes, tops

Thirty minutes later, she’s just get…

The Unapologetically Black Playlist!!

Brainwavepowermusic.com states, "that music can trigger the brain to release chemicals to distract the body and mind from the pain." Today, I, like most of you are in pain. Dealing with the turmoil that has stumbled upon us after the deaths of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. By now we are all aware of the details that transpired as well as whom brought them to their untimely demise.

We at The Sista Gurl are here to help you heal, or at best, release some of your emotions through music. Here is a collection of songs we think can help you remain "Unapologetically Black" at all times without consequence. A free space for your listening ear to be as Black and Proud as you like! If you have any more tracks you'd like to add, please like comment and share.

[  ]Angie  Stone - brotha
[  ]What's going on- Marvin Gaye
[  ]Promise land - Damien Marley and Nas
[  ]Young Gifted and Black - Nina Simone
[  ]They don't care about us- Michael Jackson
[  ]Get up stand up - Bob Marley
[  ]Blacker the Berry- Kendrick Lamar
[  ]F@!k the Police - NWA
[  ]Freedom- Beyonce
[  ]I find It Hard to Say (rebel) -Lauryn Hill
[  ]Alright - Kendrick Lamar
[  ]Mississippi GodDamn- Nina Simone
[  ]Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
[  ]Keep Ya Head up - Tupac
[  ]My Umi Say - Mos Def
[  ]Brown Skin - India Aire
[  ]Makes me wanna holler - Marvin Gaye
[  ]I'm black and I'm proud - James Brown
[  ]Fight the Power - Public Enemy

Enjoy!!!

We saved you some time and got you started on the play list!!


Unapologetically Black: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUylM7glJManbsydYKKjjj2Z9708OQZEK

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