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Adding race to the ACE (Study)

Currently, in social service circles across the nation the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study is becoming a focal point on understanding and treating clients. Dr. Vincent J. Felitti originally conducted the ACE study in 1985. The original study was created from a weight-loss program for people with obesity. That study produced a result that showed that many of the participants unconsciously used their obesity as a shield against unwanted sexual attention, and many had been sexually or physically abused as children. The study was reproduced in the 1990s with the addition of Dr. Robert F. Anda. Continue Reading →

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Learn to recognize effective Black leadership



Out in the community, at meetings, in the media, or while talking with others, think of all the people that you come across who criticize Black organizations and/or Black leaders. Often, the ones who talk the most, write the most, or sing the most lack the knowledge needed to define leadership proclivities. I am going to ask you to listen to those who criticize Black leaders followed by asking the question: What makes an effective Black leader? The truth is that many Blacks who openly criticize Black organizations and their leaders have achieved no real leadership status themselves. The ones who criticize become literate at nothing more than the art of hype and destruction. Continue Reading →

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