Quote Of The Day

“Society contributes to the formation of vacant esteem in a number of ways through its laws, institutions and policies, as well as through the media.” -Dr. Joy DeGruy Tweet

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Dr. Joy DeGruy: Why Real Black History Isn’t Taught In Schools

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Quote Of The Day

“I am a strong advocate of having a back-up plan, especially as it relates to our income and livelihood. When we have such a plan, we have options, and options give us a sense of freedom and peace of mind.” -Dr. Joy DeGruy Tweet

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” By: Dr. Joy Leary

“Since the capture and transport of the first African slaves, those brought to the shores had to deal with systematic efforts to destroy the bonds of relationships that held them together, as well as continuing efforts to have them believe themselves to be less than human. The maintenance of healthy and secure relationships is the […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” By: Dr. Joy Leary

“Some families take time to consider all that went well for them the previous day, to explore ways of making things even better, and plan what will go well the next day. Imagine every Black family doing this every day. It wouldn’t take long for you and your children to get in the habit of […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” By: Dr. Joy Leary

“One of the beliefs that Black people have been taught about themselves is that as a group they could and should not trust one another. Sowing the seeds of distrust was an important tool employed by slave owners as a way of preventing slave uprisings. In some cases this worked so well that some slaves […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” By: Dr. Joy Leary

“Rather than crush self-esteem, we must do everything in our power to build it. Rather than be torn down by the anger that is present within us, we must be able to create and maintain a state of inner well being. Rather than allowing our children to be socialized by a racist society, we must […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week- Part 2, “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” By: Dr. Joy Leary

“Rather than crush self-esteem, we must do everything in our power to build it. Rather than be torn down by the anger that is present within us, we must be able to create and maintain a state of inner well being. Rather than allowing our children to be socialized by a racist society, we must […]

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Dr. Joy DeGruy Lecture

This is a great lecture by Dr. Joy DeGruy. I only wish the video would show the visuals of her power point presentation. However it was a informative and interesting presentation nonetheless. In this presentation, Dr. DeGruy discusses: cognitive dissonance, lynching, Hurricane Katrina, how having a Black president in America hasn’t transferred power to Black […]

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