Left of Black S2:E28 | April 16, 2012
Taking It Like a Man? Black Men, Mental Health and the Power of Mentoring
Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Wizdom Powell, professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Neal and Professor Powell discuss her article “Taking It Like a Man: Masculine Role Norms as Moderators of the Racial Discrimination–Depressive Symptoms Association Among African-American Men,” recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. In the article Professor Powell details the connections between Black male mental health issues and increased health care disparities.
Later, Neal is joined, also via Skype, by Dr. Micah Gilmer, specialist in applied research and social enterprise, and a Senior Partner at Frontline Solutions—a social change organization and Joe Branch, former associate brand manager for Nike and the Senior Manager of Global Marketing Partnerships for the NBA, and founding partner of UWANTGAME Ventures. UWANTGAME and Frontline Solutions have collaborated on GameBreakers, a nationwide effort to transform youth via Sports and mentoring. GameBreakers launched its first event in New Orleans at HBCU Dillard University during the Final Four Weekend.
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