The Dr. Vibe Show

Warren Clarke is the curator of the Barber Shop Talk Series.

Recently, Mr. Clarke was on our show talking about the Barber Shop Talk Series Vol. 2: Black masculinity.

During our conversation, Mr. Clarke talked about:

– Some of his background and his journey of masculinity
– Why and when did his passion for education change
– His choice to study anthropology
– The story behind the Barber Shop Talk Vol. 1 and some memories of the first event
– when he started planning Volume Two and the story behind three cities hosting this event
– The themes for Volume Two
– What is so special about Black men and barbershops
– His thoughts on perception, expectation and representation in relationship to Black masculinity
– How Black masculinity is viewed by society
– The difference between Black masculinity and White masculinity
– The effect of hip hop on black masculinity
– What will make Volume Two successful

On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 Barber Shop Talk Series: Black masculinity is hosting three social events in three separate cities (Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa) which explores the social development of young Black men by the women who raise them.

When:

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Time:

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where:

Toronto (location: University of Toronto – Transitional Year Program, 123 St. George St. Toronto, Ontario)

Montreal:

Dynasty studio’s: 330 St Jacques St. Montréal, Québec

Ottawa:

Cultural Arts Studio: 40 Colonnade Rd. Ottawa, Ontario

These events seek to understand how young Black men socially construct their masculinities in a Canadian context. Knowing that anti-Black racism and negative stereotypes exist within our Canadian societies, which impede Black men’s upward mobility, the idea is to disrupt such social norms. Building upon a previous dialogue about Black Canadian masculinities, we are encouraging positive social outcomes for Black men and boys, but also the community members they are in relation with.

The purpose of three cities is to understand the lived experiences of the development of Black masculinity from an Anglo-phone and Franco-phone perspective.

Guests have the opportunity to participate in our live discussions at either of the three events (maximum of 20 people). For those who are unable to attend the event, they have the opportunity to access remotely to one of the three cities of their choice.

ATTENDANCE

If you plan on attending the event, please note that SPACES ARE LIMITED, and priority is given on a first come first serve basis.

People who are interested in the event are asked to RSVP, which will help us manage the available space. Twenty people will be accommodated in each city’s event, which allows people to speak and share opinions.

Please register at one of the Eventbrite links below to confirm your spot at one of the locations.

Ottawa:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barbershop-talk-series-vol-2-boys-to-men-ottawa-tickets-47287720846

Toronto:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barbershop-talk-series-vol-2-boys-to-men-toronto-tickets-47287846221

Montréal:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discussion-chez-le-coiffeur-vol-2-garcons-a-hommes-montreal-tickets-47288238394

LIVE STREAM LINKS

Live streaming will be available for those who are unable to attend as a way to include as many community members as possible. If you are interested in connecting to one of the cities below, please select the city you are interested in on July 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Montreal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lD-FML91b4

Ottawa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhIASaUzd2s

Toronto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIE4PAkhXU0

Go Fund Me:

Through the use of Go Fund Me, the organizers of the event are striving to achieve the goal of $420 and the money collected for this event will go directly toward providing haircuts for 21 young Black men who attend these events. We will be distributing 7 vouchers at each of the three “Barbershop Talks” sites (Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto) to encourage community involvement.

Go Fund Me Link:

https://www.gofundme.com/barbershop-talk-series

THEMES FOR THE EVENT

1. Black young men and their mothers

2. Masculinity

3. Single motherhood

4. Gender relations

You find out more information about Robert and the Barber Shop Talk series via:

Warren Clarke – Facebook
Black Men and Misconceptions: Barber Shop Talk – Facebook 
Email

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


Dr. Vibe


From humble beginnings to a prosperous life. Rodney Kellum has discovered the power of Speaking Life into existence. In addition to accomplishing some major milestones such as playing Division I basketball, being internationally recognized by CNN for the book he Co-authored titled What Yo Nayme Iz: What Not To Name Your Child, and launching Speak Life Inspirational Speaking. Rodney has learned the extremely valuable lesson that his most important work is done at home as husband and father.

Life changed for Rodney when he was forced to choose between his then dream job, and his then very young first child Randall. Once Rodney chose Randall over his what he thought was his dream job his paradigm shifted, and Fatherhood became his inspiration for doing everything that he now does.

When you hear Rodney Kellum speak, you will learn the tools to go from Motivation to Inspiration, as well as the absolute power you have to create the life that you want beginning with carefully choosing and speaking life changing words.

Rodney Kellum is based out of the Atlanta area, and is available for booking of your special event.

Over the next few weeks, The Dr. Vibe Show™ will be hosting the Speak Life Series. During these conversations, Rodney will sharing about various subjects including fatherhood, faith, manhood and rejecting mediocrity and accepting greatness.

On this episode of Speak Life Series, Rodney talks about Speak Life Manhood Series … Real Men Don’t Cry?

During the conversation, Rodney talked about:

– The background on a recent event that he was part of
– Eliminating “toxic” from the phrase toxic masculinity
– That it is okay for men to reach out if they need help
– How to respond to a man after he says that he is fine
– His reflections on the recent loss of his grandfather
– For men not to wait to act until it is crisis mode
– “Suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem.”
– The last time he cried and reasons why it is good for men to cry
– The lack of men crying being hereditary and the media’s influence on this issue

You can find out more about Rodney via:

Speak Life International Speaking
Speak Life International Speaking – Facebook
Twitter
Email

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The panelist for last Sunday’s show was Melvin Lars.

Mr. Lars discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Jameis Winston Has Reached A New Level Of Unprecedented Privilege

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Trump And Friends Come For Maxine Waters, A Black Woman Who Doesn’t Give A Damn About Your Calls For Civility

The Dr. Vibe Show™: How Police Killings Lead To Poor Mental Health In The Black Community

The Dr. Vibe Show™: If Only Black America Could Work Together As Well As The NBA Champion Warriors

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 5 Things White People Can Do Before They Call The Cops On A Black Person

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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.

Over the next few Mondays live at 9 p.m. Eastern at , The Dr. Vibe Show™ and The Good Men Project will hosting You, me & CTEYou, me & CTE is a series of conversations on and about Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Cyndy Feasel, the author of After the Cheering Stops, is an elementary school art teacher in Mesquite, Texas. She grew up in the Dallas suburb of Garland and attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where she met Grant Feasel, a center on the Abilene Wildcats football team.

After graduation, she became a primary school teacher and married Grant, who was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1983. For the next ten years, Grant played in the NFL although he lost two seasons to knee injuries. In total, Grant played 117 games and was a three-year starter for the Seattle Seahawks.

Following Grant’s retirement, the family moved back to the Dallas area, where Grant and Cyndy raised three children: Sean, Sarah, and Spencer.

Grant started drinking to dull the pain that began in a brain muddled by a history of repetitive trauma and symptomatic concussions. Neither of them knew at the time that he was slowly drinking himself to death—a lingering process that took nearly twenty years. There was collateral damage: their marriage was destroyed, their three children were greatly impacted, and Cyndy was left financially reeling. All because her husband played a violent game that entertained tens of millions of football fans every Sunday.

Since Grant’s death in 2012 at the age of 52, Cyndy has been sharing her story as a precautionary tale of what can happen when loved ones play a sport with inherit risks that wreak tremendous physical damage.

Cyndy makes her home in the Dallas area. Her website is www.cyndyfeasel.com.

During our conversation, Ms. Feasel talked about:

– Life growing up in Texas including how her and Grant met and it was love at first site
– how Grant got involved in professional football even though it was his first choice
– That they were uneducated about concussions during Grant’s career and his experiences with head injuries
– Grant getting hooked on opiates which led to his starting to drink alcohol
– Grant becoming unmanageable at the end of his life due to CTE
– The story behind the book
– Her campaign about prevent young people playing football
– How some parents are preventing there kids from playing football
– Her concerns on how the NFL is dealing with players getting head injuries
– What changes would she like to see when it comes to football and CTE
– Here call to action for young kids, the NCAA, the NFL and parents

You can find our more about Ms. Feasel via:

Website
After The Cheering Stops – Amazon
Twitter

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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 June 27, 2018 of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– #PermitPatty
– Sarah Sanders new catch phrase of “civility”
– U.S. travel ban upheld by the Supreme Court and 45 to get another Supreme Court pick as judge announces retirement
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 28-year-old Latina millennial from the Bronx who pulled off a stunning upset in a New York City Democratic congressional primary over Rep. Joe Crowley, a 10-term Democrat widely seen as a contender to potentially lead the party or become Speaker of the House

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


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 23, 2018 edition of “Staggers State Of Things”, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– The reversal of 45’s administration insisting, wrongly, that it has no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of the law and a court decision

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


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Dr. Lawrence Rasheed and Melvin Lars.

The panelists be discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The King And Queen Of Cruelty

The Dr. Vibe Show™: U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Hispanics Are Climbing The Social Mobility Ladder Faster Than Blacks

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Glen Henry “What I’ve Learned About Parenting As A Stay-At-Home Dad”

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Lives Matter Won’t Work Until Black Lives Matter To Blacks

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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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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 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

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