Long Ignored Public Health Emergencies of Addiction

What I am about to say, perhaps no one wants to hear or read, as it were. But, I would be perpetuating a fraud, to myself and to those communities, groups and individuals who not only want to say, but need to hear someone else say these words. So, this goes out to the strong-minded, […]

How Promoting Resilience is Harmful to African-American Families

Resilience theory suggests that we are to encourage  successful adaptations to negative life events, trauma, stress, and other forms of risk. In other words, in the face of adversity, we promote people to perform at optimal or ‘normal’ adaptive levels and work through these situations, events and circumstances. Many African-American families in the United States deal […]

“The Most Dangerous Place For Black People is…..”

“The most dangerous place for black people is in white people’s imagination”.         D.L. Hughley Black people, African-Americans, aren’t as scary or as dangerous as are other’s perception of them.  An example of the types of incidents where unarmed Black men have been approached, interrogated, arrested, shot and/or killed by police/law enforcement […]

A Report On How School Funding Benefits White Children

  The truth is that, in 2019,  U.S. public education  is still a separate but ‘unequal’ system. As originally intended and framed, long before Brown v. Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas in 1954, public education was totally segregated.  The schools and communities inhabited by children of color were significantly underresourced. Along with fewer resources, […]