Black People

Derrica Wilson ~ Black & Missing Foundation

Thousands of people are reported missing every year in the U.S. and while not every case will get widespread media attention, the coverage of white and minority victims is far from proportionate. NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF MISSING PERSONS ARE PERSONS OF COLOR, YET, AFRICAN-AMERICANS MAKE UP ONLY 13 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION. The Black and…

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Trauma, Mental Health & Supporting Girls & Their Incarcerated Mothers with Ilyse Kennedy

Ilyse Kennedy is the founder of Moving Parts Psychotherapy. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, and EMDRIA Certified Clinician. Ilyse has always been a helper by nature. As a child, this meant befriending children who struggled, and talking bullies down to empathy. She enjoyed having deep connections…

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Surviving the Golden Gate Bridge, Suicide Prevention & Mental Health with Kevin Berthia

Kevin Berthia’s Story: “Hearing, Hope, & Healing” Kevin Berthia is a suicide survivor and prevention advocate. Kevin was born with a genetic major depression disorder. In 2005, at the age of 22, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. “I had never dealt with any of the problems…

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The Bro Code, How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men Audio with Dr. Thomas Keith

Dr. Thomas Keith teaches philosophy and gender studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Claremont Graduate University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2001. Dr. Keith specializes in American philosophy and pragmatism with an emphasis on issues of race, class, and gender. In 2008 and 2011 respectively, Dr. Keith wrote, directed, and produced the…

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Men, Become The Best Version of You! With JD Weatherspoon of Mastermind Connect

Mastermind Connect What We Do We know there are parts of our lives that haven’t quite gone to plan. But, we want to improve — we are ready for change. At Mastermind Connect, we unlock the collective wisdom of every man who decides to become the best version of himself. We redefine the modern man…

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Adoption with The Dave Thomas Foundation’s CEO Rita Soronen

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is the only public nonprofit charity in the United States that is focused exclusively on foster care adoption. Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, the Foundation funds adoption professionals, known as recruiters, who are dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for children waiting in foster care. The Foundation works…

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Money Matters with Marlene Stotts – Good Financial Stewardship Video

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Marlene holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from Jackson State University. Her background in Engineering and Business Administration allowed her to serve in managerial roles for Siemens and Lucent Technologies. She retired into entrepreneurship with a focus on Financial Literacy mainly because of…

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Latasha Dayes Good Hair & Scalp Health

Good Hair & Scalp Health Latasha, The owner of Snakx Beauty Spa. With over 19 years’ experience and 15 years as a business owner. Latasha prides herself on her standard of excellence in both high fashion and classical hairdressing. Living by the theory “Healthy Hair is Paramount,” Latasha strives to provide guidance to her clients…

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King Cas Ajani – Stories Boys Don’t Like to Tell

King Cas Ajani, an author, actor, playwright, producer, motivational speaker and learning mentor. King Cas, as an emotional wellbeing and development Coach, also works with young men of color who have suffered childhood sexual abuse trauma, but are often silenced by the fear of their masculinity being brought into question. Ajani and Alison Jaye sit…

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Christine Cesa – Sex Trafficking, It Is Happening All Around Us. Spotting The Signs, Be Vigilant

Christine Cesa a survivor advocate of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, works in the Emergency Department. Christine is an important part of the trauma team responding to patients and providing emergency services. Christine has been a critical part of equipping and educating medical staff. Through this work, many survivors of human trafficking have been identified and provided assistance that…

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