Healing the Village

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Taking Black male healing to the next level

The 2013 Black Men Healing Conference recently concluded on June 21 and 22. This was the fifth year of the annual conference. There was great significance about this year’s conference being the fifth installment. One of the significances is the fact that a conference developed around the concept of addressing Black males’ emotional, physical and spiritual pain made it this long. This is the only conference in the world that has taken this approach to community healing. Continue Reading →

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Conference gives counselors tools for ‘Healing the Village’


Founder Simmons says first step in healing the village is addressing male pain


By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer


It is said nothing is as irresistible as an idea whose time has come. The Fifth Annual 2013 Community Empowerment through Black Men Healing Conference quite evidently fills that bill. In 2009, the conference introduced the concept of Black clients in clinical environs and those caught up in the courts being helped — instead of merely processed — to change behaviors that keep them personally dysfunctional and socially defeated, by empowering and healing them. By last year’s fourth conference, mental and emotional health, social work and legal professionals were flocking to register. This June, attendance is expected to increase. Continue Reading →

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