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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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