“Fire”, “Fire”, “Fire”.
Dr. Joy DeGruy
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a symposium sponsored by the Black Parent Initiative (BPI). The star presenter and almost Portland native, was Dr. Joy DeGruy author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. All I can say is if you were not there, she brought “FIre”. I spend a lot of time trying to reconcile why black people are so bad off in a society that espouses so many noble creeds for justice and equity. But we all know the hypocrisy is breathtaking. This weekend, Dr. Joy put the picture in focus and told the story like you would not believe. Also not surprising, she brought real solutions. Check it out because among other things, it is a remedy to help improve black mental health and a way forward.