How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues

How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues Amanda Funger | Avant-y News Almost everyone has been affected by mental health struggles, whether personally or when trying to support a loved one. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States with about one Read more…

For the Culture: Similarities and Differences between Africans and Black Americans

When I think about how it feels to be Black in America, I am think of a famous quote by James Baldwin, an American novelist, activist, and poet who is known for his ideologies on race, class, and sex in the United States: “To be a Negro in this country and relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost all of the time.”
But, we at war amongst ourselves, too.

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“Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis”: Author Tarris Batiste reviews his “why’s”

Tarris Batiste does a good job of making his book, “Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis,” a breeze to read.

At the beginning, the author sets us up with a couple of descriptive life scenarios he had to overcome during 7th grade. That helps us visually see him as a person and all that he will start to encounter throughout the book. 

He divulges his desires to fit in and his insecurities about joining a certain, older friend group he wanted to be a part of. 

This was how he was first introduced to cannabis. 

Your first car: A thorough guide to avoiding headaches

But for first-time owners, the headache isn’t over. Signing your name and handing over cash is only the first hurdle of owning your first vehicle. Your journey to car ownership is just beginning.

This includes constant maintenance, regular visits to the mechanic and frequent surprises. Hopefully, Avant-Youth can help smooth the process of owning your first car.