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Here you will find Black Family Summit (BFS) news, announcements, articles, media and document posts. Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

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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IBW21 Black Family Summit Member Organization: Black Administrators in Child Welfare

Gun Violence and Saving Black Children

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, Commentaries/Opinions

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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The Institute of the Black World (IBW) Engaged in Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, Press Releases / Statements
IBW Entities Mobilizing Support for Devastated Black Communities In the aftermath of the devastation wreaked on Black communities by the recent hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, IBW’s Disaster Relief Task Force and its Black Family Summit (BFS) are fully engaged in a collaborative campaign to mobilize relief for the affected communities. These two IBW entities are working closely with the Caribbean Emergency Management Association, the American Foundation...
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Baltimore Conference Examines Health Effects of Human Trafficking

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

A major conference bringing together leaders in the fields of health care, law and social services kicked off a national campaign against human trafficking which has been described as a “horrible form of modern day slavery.” Sponsored by The Royal Circle Foundation and Howard University Medical School, the conference was held at Baltimore’s Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel from Oct. 2-4. It began with a networking/welcoming reception and the Baltimore screening of…

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IBW’s Report Card on the Obama Administration’s Drug Reform Policies & Practices

IBW’s Report Card on the Obama Administration’s Drug Reform Policies & Practices

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

Executive Summary of the Report Card Perhaps no other US government program in recent decades has inflicted more social, psychological and economic damage on African-American communities than the ill-fated War on Drugs. With close to $3 trillion expended to date, millions of people arrested, killed and/or incarcerated, the War on Drugs has been a spectacular failure and an unmitigated disaster for black communities across the country. Over the past year,…

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Black Family Summit Participates in IBW’s Orientation & Education Retreat

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, Initiative Posts, Press Releases / Statements

March 20-22, 2014 Sojourner-Douglass College, Baltimore Based on the intense interest in healing Black families and communities and the experience and skill of Participants at the Table, it was proposed that IBW explore the creation of Father or Family Healing Circles in a select number of cities as a cooperative effort between Black Family Summit Participants like Fathers, Inc., Mothers in Charge, Black Psychiatrists of America, Association of Black Psychologists,…

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Black Leadership Dialogue

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

IBW/Black Family Summit National Black Leadership Dialogue In conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM AT THE HOUSE OF PRAYER 601 M STREET, NORTHWEST, WASHINGTON, DC Convener: Mr. Leonard G. Dunston, President Emeritus, National Association of Black Social Workers  PURPOSE of SESSION Since its inception in 2005, under the leadership of Leonard Dunston, President Emeritus, National Association of Black Social…

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