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MD Magazine Welcomes the Black Psychiatrists of America to the Strategic Alliance Partnership Program

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The partnership aims to promote research and professional education to those who provide psychiatric care to underserved ethnic groups. (CRANBURY, N.J. – November 1, 2018) – MD Magazine®, a leading online source of physician news, conference coverage and peer-to-peer discussion, expands its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program with the addition of the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA), announced Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH Associates Inc., parent company of…

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The National Association of African American Drug Policy Coalition

Call for Papers – National African American Drug Policy Coalition

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National African American Drug Policy Coalition Call for Papers and Panel Presentations Join NAADPC members, state chapters and affiliates of NAADPC in panel discussions, research sessions, and select presentations in Dallas, Texas February 11-12, 2019. Special sessions will be conducted by Retired Superior Court Judge Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. The program is being co-sponsored by the National Association of African Studies. An abstract not to exceed two pages for a…

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Identifying and Implementing Effective Mental Health Strategies for Black America – ALC ’18

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  The Congressional Black Caucus in partnership with the Greater Washington Urban League and WURD Black Talk Media, hosted an interactive 2-hour evidence-based discussion on mental health issues in the African American community. Historically, communities of color experience unique and considerable challenges in accessing mental health services. The challenges facing our communities are rooted in historical adversity, which includes slavery, race-based exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources. People…

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FreeHer National Conference

FreeHer National Conference – September 28th-30th, 2018 in Tulsa Oklahoma

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Hosted by the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and the Women’s Collective to End Incarceration of Women and Girls. Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 28th-30th, 2018 On September 28th-30th, formerly incarcerated women and girls, directly affected people, activists, advocates and supporters from across the country will come together to connect and share ideas and resources to work collectively toward ending incarceration of women and girls and creating systems…

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FreeHer National Conference

FreeHer National Conference – Request for Proposals Deadline Extended to 8/15

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Flyer below The mission of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) is to end the incarceration of women and girls. We do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward our shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice. Through the work…

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IBW Black Family Summit

IBW Black Family Summit (BFS) Education, Orientation, Advocacy Retreat

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Baltimore, MD, May 2-3, 2018 — Members of IBW’s Black Family Summit (BFS) and Justice Collaborative met for a two day Education, Orientation, Advocacy Retreat at the National Office of Institute of the Black World 21st Century. Retreat Synopsis The 2-day Retreat began on Wednesday afternoon, May 2nd at the Institute of the Black World 21st Century National Office in Baltimore Maryland. We began with a Pre-Retreat Meeting lead by Baba Leonard…

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Patricia Newton

Black Psychiatrists, Patients Share History of Trauma

By | Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

In accepting the 2018 Solomon Carter Fuller Award, Patricia Newton, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., noted that many of the same challenges that Fuller faced a century ago are still present for African-American psychiatrists and patients. Fuller is celebrated as the first African-American psychiatrist. He worked closely with Alois Alzheimer and Emil Kraepelin in Germany, and he lectured at the Clark University conference in 1909 when Sigmund Freud made his only U.S.…

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 Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW The Beacon)

Gun Violence and Saving Black Children

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By Sharon L. McDaniel and Leonard Burton, Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW The Beacon) — It’s happened again—another mass school shooting in America. The images of horror-struck teens at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. continue to grip our thoughts, weeks after the Valentine’s Day murders. And the toll: 17 killed, 15 wounded and thousands emotionally scarred, lingers like a bad taste in our mouths. Another group of…

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