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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries. Symptoms may include behavioral problems, mood problems, and problems with thinking. This typically does not begin until years after the injuries. It often gets worse over time and can result in dementia. It is unclear if the risk of suicide is altered.

Most documented cases have occurred in athletes involved in contact sports such as American football, wrestling, boxing, ice hockey, rugby and soccer. Other risk factors include being in the military, prior domestic violence, and repeated banging of the head.The exact amount of trauma required for the condition to occur is unknown. Definitive diagnosis can only occur at autopsy. It is a form of tauopathy.

As of 2018, there is no specific treatment. Rates of disease have been found to be about 30% among those with a history of multiple head injuries. Population rates, however, are unclear. Research into brain damage as a result of repeated head injuries began in the 1920s, at which time the condition was known as dementia pugilistica or “punch drunk syndrome”. Changing the rules in some sports has been discussed as a means of prevention.

The Dr. Vibe Show™ and The Good Men Project are hosting You, me & CTEYou, me & CTE is a series of conversations on and about Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Kimberly Archie is the co-founder of the National Cheer Safety FoundationSave Your Brain and Faces of CTE. She is heralded as the nation’s leading advocate and expert on the prevention of the maltreatment of child athletes. Her legal work has been used to settle more than 50 sports injury lawsuits since 2008, including the landmark NFL brain injury case, and US Soccer litigation that removed headers for kids 10 and under.

She is a 39 year brain injury thriver, and mother of 3 who lost her son, Paul Bright Jr. in 2014 to the mind robbing brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

During our conversation, Ms. Archie talked about:

– Some of her background including being an advocate for the underdog and serving for a greater good from a young age
– How she got involved with fighting for children who get head injuires participating in sports
– The story of her daughter being injured while doing gymnastics
– People (eg. helmet companies, leagues) not being responsible when it comes to this issue
– The story behind her involvement with children and brain injuries through sport since 2009 and the support that she has received from former NFL players
– Her experiences dealing with helmet makers
– The growth of flag football
– How parents have more access to information on brain injuries due to sports and how has the sports environment for children has changed
– Her thoughts on the National Football League, race and CTE
– What has been her toughest battle
– Her words for parents
– She thinks what football will look like ten years from now

You can contact Ms. Archie via:

Twitter
Faces Of CTE
National Cheer Safety Foundation
Save Your Brain Campaign
Save Your Brain Project – Facebook
Phone: (800) 596-7860

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries. Symptoms may include behavioral problems, mood problems, and problems with thinking. This typically does not begin until years after the injuries. It often gets worse over time and can result in dementia. It is unclear if the risk of suicide is altered.

Most documented cases have occurred in athletes involved in contact sports such as American football, wrestling, boxing, ice hockey, rugby and soccer. Other risk factors include being in the military, prior domestic violence, and repeated banging of the head.The exact amount of trauma required for the condition to occur is unknown. Definitive diagnosis can only occur at autopsy. It is a form of tauopathy.

As of 2018, there is no specific treatment. Rates of disease have been found to be about 30% among those with a history of multiple head injuries. Population rates, however, are unclear. Research into brain damage as a result of repeated head injuries began in the 1920s, at which time the condition was known as dementia pugilistica or “punch drunk syndrome”. Changing the rules in some sports has been discussed as a means of prevention.

The Dr. Vibe Show™ and The Good Men Project have been hosting hosting You, me & CTEYou, me & CTE is a series of conversations on and about Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Debra Pyka is an advocate and co-founder of Child Athlete AdvocatesSave Your Brainand Faces of CTE. Her son Joseph, a youth and high school athlete died by suicide in 2012 at the age of 25 and was later diagnosed with CTE/brain damage.

During our conversation, Ms. Pyka talked about:

- Some of her background
- The loss her son to suicide due to brain injuries
- If she had concerns about head injuries before her son got involved in sports
- Having no knowledge of CTE until her son died
- The circumstances behind son's death even though her son was diagnosed with a concussion
- The launch March 2016 start of Save Your Brain campaign
- How athletes don't have to have a concussion to have brain damage
- What the reaction did she recieve when she started her campaign
and when she became to get attention and gain momemtum
- Some of the positive changes since the Save Your Brain campaign began
- Her call to action for the: NFL, Youth Football Leagues and parents
- The support of this issue from the medical community

You can contact Ms. Pyka via:

Concussion Legacy Foundation
Concussion Legacy Foundation – Twitter 
Concussion Legacy Foundation – Twitter
Concussion Legacy Foundation – Instagram
Faces Of CTE
Save Your Brain Project – Facebook

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Dr. Vibe


Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

During the June 13, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

The topics that Ms. Staggers talked about were:

– The United States vs. Canada and a number of America’s allies
– The Trump-Kim summit
– Michael Cohen: Will he or won’t he flip on Trump?
– Barack Obama is in talks with potential Democratic party presidential candidates for 2020
– The AT&T Time Warner merger decision
– London Breed becoming first Black woman mayor of San Francisco

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

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Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Ikey Raw Melvin Lars and Ryan Singh.

The panelists will be commented on the follow stories:

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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Seven Reasons To Worry About The American Middle Class

The Dr. Vibe Show™: These Black Churches Are Considering Arming Their Congregations

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 10 Euphemisms For ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings

The Dr. Vibe Show™: What’s Behind the Higher Suicide Rate Among Black Children?

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Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

During the June 6, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– 45 offers clemency to imprisoned woman, Alice Johnson, after being lobbied by Kim Kardashian West
– 45 cancelling the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles visit to the White House
– White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders vs the media, specifically April Ryan

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

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Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Melvin Lars, Jim Kennedy and Galen Bingham.

The panelists commented on the follow stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: UN – US Inequality Reaching A Dangerous Level Due To Trump’s ‘Cruel’ Measures

The Dr. Vibe Show™: What Is Killing African-Americans?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Stanley Nelson “Story Of Access”

The Dr. Vibe Show™: More White Nationalists Are Running For Office

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Roseanne Racist Remark Seen In Context Of Tone Set By President Donald Trump

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Dr. Vibe

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 Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries. Symptoms may include behavioral problems, mood problems, and problems with thinking. This typically does not begin until years after the injuries. It often gets worse over time and can result in dementia. It is unclear if the risk of suicide is altered.

Most documented cases have occurred in athletes involved in contact sports such as American football, wrestling, boxing, ice hockey, rugby and soccer. Other risk factors include being in the military, prior domestic violence, and repeated banging of the head.The exact amount of trauma required for the condition to occur is unknown. Definitive diagnosis can only occur at autopsy. It is a form of tauopathy.

As of 2018, there is no specific treatment. Rates of disease have been found to be about 30% among those with a history of multiple head injuries. Population rates, however, are unclear. Research into brain damage as a result of repeated head injuries began in the 1920s, at which time the condition was known as dementia pugilistica or “punch drunk syndrome”. Changing the rules in some sports has been discussed as a means of prevention.

The Dr. Vibe Show™ and The Good Men Project have been hosting You, me & CTEYou, me & CTE is a series of conversations on and about Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Melvin Lars is a native of Bossier City/Shreveport, Louisiana; he received several under graduate and graduate academic degrees from various universities; La. Tech. (BS) Univ. & Centenary (Admin. Cert.) College) in Louisiana, Texas (Tx. Southern (MA) Univ), Michigan (Eastern, Mi Univ, & Saginaw Valley St. Univ.) and has done extensive educational studies in Ohio (Youngstown (Supt., cert.)St Univ) and California (Los Angeles, (CA. cert) City College).

Lars is a certified Violence Prevention/Intervention Specialist, receiving his certification and training through the prestigious Harvard University, with Dr. Renee Prothro-Stith.

He has worked collaboratively with Hall of Famer Jim Brown and his Amer-I-Can Program.

Collaborated and accompanied Dr. Dick Gregory in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, during Mr. Gregory’s international journey of assisting neighborhoods in the eradication of gang and drug related violence.

Mr. Lars is a leukemia cancer survivor and was given less than a five (5%) percent chance to survive Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in November of 1990.

Lars’ latest publication; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two, was inspired and ordained by God; he shares his past struggles and challenges while experiencing Leukemia. This publication is receiving rave reviews and is said to be extremely inspiring and captivating.

Mr. Lars is a former free-agent with the Houston (Practice squads) Oilers, and Oakland Raiders, former Defensive line coach for the Shreveport Pelicans, as well as numerous head and assistant coaching positions from Louisiana to California.

He is a recently retired High School principal; where he served in an administrative capacity for twenty-two (22) years and six and one-half (61/2) years as a class room instructor. He is an academician with an educational publication titled Dare To Be Positive, and had the privilege of instituting this successful academic, non-traditional program at Linear Middle School, Shreveport Louisiana, located in Caddo parish.

His poetry publications have been compared to that of two of the great poets of our time; Dr. Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes.

He is most proud of his instructional tenure at the infamous George Washington Preparatory High School in South Central Los Angeles; with famed, nationally renowned Principal; Dr. George J. McKenna, III of the “George (Movie) McKenna Story”, Portrayed by the renowned, prolific actor; Denzel Washington. During his tenure at Washington Preparatory; Lars served as head football coach/athletic director and administrative assistant to Dr. McKenna.

He is a licensed/ordained Elder/Minister in both the C.O.G.I.C. & C.M.E. Churches. He is the CEO/founder of Brighter Futures Inc.; a Family Wellness, Violence Prevention/Intervention and Academic Enhancement and entertainment Company; an affiliate representative for the NFL ALLPRODADS Initiative. Former interim; Executive Director of Urban League of Greater Muskegon, Former NAACP President of Muskegon County; 2007-2012, employed as a consultant to the Michigan Department of Education as a Compliance Monitor for the (NCLB Highly Qualified) initiative for Highly Qualified Teachers and works collaboratively with Hall of Famer Jim Brown and his Amer-I-Can Program and is a ten (10) time published author of various books, and self-help and academic articles. He is married to Ann Lars and is the father of one adult son (Ernest).

You can contact Mr. Lars via:

Your Brighter Future
Twitter
Dying On My Feet
WeBuyBlack – Melvin Lars
Email

Larry Anderson is a former professional American football player who played cornerback and kick returner for seven seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts. Anderson was inducted into the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988.

Recently on our show, Melvin Lars and Larry Anderson talked about Secrets To Athletic Super Powers .

During the conversation, they talked about:

– Some of Larry’s background including some of his NFL memories including winning the Super Bowl in the first two years that he was in the NFL
– Before they played in the NFL, did they or anyone they played with complain about head injuries
– Their thoughts on players who they played with who have had or who are suffering from CTE
– Do they think that young people should play football? Is so, what age?
– How are leagues for younger football players and the NFL are dealing with CTE
– If they are concerned about the future of football

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

During the May 30, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– Rosanne’s tweet and her show being cancelled
– The Starbucks anti-racism training
– The 1,500 children taken from their families at the United States and Mexico border

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper’s entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years.

In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women’s Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College and Fisk University where she earned Bachelor’s in Communications and Master’s Degree in Psychology, respectively, and completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008.

Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media and a HuffPost contributor. In addition to her own work, Aisha has written liner notes for a Prince tribute album, I Wish U Heaven released December 25 and available on YouTube. In 2018, she will be contributing to scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound and sitting on an NYU panel for a conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of his Lovesexy album.

While Aisha enjoys writing about music, she feels the most critical discussions we can have today are centered around race and intersectionality because “you can’t fix a problem you don’t acknowledge, and not acknowledging the plight of women of color and specifically Black women is a problem.”

During the May 23, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– The recent Santa Fe shooting incident
– The royal wedding
– #LivingWhileBlack

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


Adia Harvey Wingfield is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on racial and gender inequality in professional occupations. Dr. Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Gender & Society, and American Behavioral Scientist. She is currently serving as President of Sociologists for Women in Society, a national organization that encourages feminist research and social change, and is a regular contributor to Inside Higher Ed, The Atlantic, and other popular outlets. Professor Wingfield is the author of several books, most recently No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work, and is the recipient of the 2018 Public Understanding of Sociology award from the American Sociological Association.

Recently, Ms. Harvey Wingfield was on our show talking about her article When Black Men Are Harassed At Work.

During our conversation, Ms. Harvey Wingfield talked about:

– Some of her background and her educational background
– Why did she decide to research Black professional men and the workplace
– The story behind the article and the fact the many Black men face sexual harassment at the workplace
– The fact that for many black men working with white women, racial and gendered stereotypes about black masculinity are never far from the surface and the stress it has on many Black men
– Some reasons why some Black men feel that they don’t have great relationships in the workplace
– Who is more challenged in today’s workplace: Balck men or Black women?
– The response to this article
– The Black community response to Black men is being sexually harassed in the workplace
– What needs to be done to push this narrative forward
– Her advice for young Black men entering the workforce

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, 

Dr. Vibe 


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