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The Jahmeyka Project is a non-profit organization run by licensed social workers and funded solely by donations, seeking to directly benefit social services and communities in Jamaica.

The Jahmeyka Project origins began twenty years ago when Dr. Leslie Yaffa went to Jamaica as a Master’s of Social Work student. She became a college professor and created a graduate-level course that offered students an international social work experience focused on community engagement in Jamaica. After 5 years of visiting multiple agencies, providing community service to selected agencies, and experiencing the Jamaican social service culture, it was clear to Dr. Yaffa that the work, partnerships and connections to the communities had to go beyond the classroom.

Today, the Jahmeyka Project utilizes a service-learning and educational approach to integrate with our partnerships in Jamaica. We build on critical and reflective thinking, community service, partnership responsibility and inclusion. Through knowledge mobilization and partnerships, we are continuing to build a non-profit that will be open to all helping professions in future years who want to engage in professional trainings, workshops, field placements (into Jamaican organizations), outreach and research in Jamaica.

Beyond our work on the ground, The Jahmeyka Project supports organizations in the Kingston, Jamaica area who have identified needs in their communities for goods such as school supplies and hygiene products.. We also donate funds to agencies for their operating costs that are deemed to be most in need based upon our application process.

The Jahmeyka Project’s mission is to enhance community partnerships through a collaborative knowledge exchange as an ally with social services in Jamaica.

The Jahmeyka Project’s vision is to foster inclusion of social services through education alongside helping professionals by engaging in mutual partnerships and communities in the Caribbean.

Recently, members of The Jahmeyka Project were live on our show.

During our conversation, they talked about:

– Some of each of the ladies background and how they all met
– Where did each of the ladies love for Jamaica come from and their memories of meeting each other for the first time
– The story behind The Jahmeykah Project including getting non-profit status in Canada and the United States
– The initial response of Jamaicans to The Jameykah Project
– The status of social service agencies in Jamaica at this time
– The first “YES!” moment being part of The Jameykah Project
– Have they receive any pushback
– Have the challenges for Jamaicans changed over the years
– The impact of Covid19 on Jamaica, the social services agencies based there and The Jahmeykah Project
– Their vision for the next five years
– The state of fatherhood in Jamaica

You can find out more about The Jahmeyka Project via:

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Dr. Vibe
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LeRon L. Barton is a writer from Kansas City, MO currently living in San Francisco, Ca. A graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine Arts, LeRon is the author of two books, “Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American Drug Culture” and “All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage.” In addition to the books, LeRon is an essayist; whose topics cover racism, mass incarceration, politics, gender, and dating. These works have appeared in Salon, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, East Bay Times, and MoAD.

Cava Menzies is a multidisciplinary musician, visual artist, and educator who resides in Oakland, Ca. She is a Bay Area native and hails from a long line of creators; her grandmother a pioneer in the New York Jazz scene as a dancer at the Cotton Club, her father, Eddie Henderson, an accomplished jazz trumpeter and early member of the Herbie Hancock sextet, and her mother a classically trained flautist and music enthusiast.

Cava holds a BA from the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she studied jazz piano and music education. She received her MM from the University of Miami where she studied composition and music production and recording.

Cava is a founding music faculty member at the Oakland School for the Arts and served as the Artistic Director of the school from 2015 – 2018. Her musical directing and arranging work have been featured in performances with Chris Martin, Coldplay, Daveed Diggs, Rafa Casal, Dave Grohl, Kehlani, and Adrian Marcel. Through her cumulative work at OSA, Cava has led four concert tours to Italy, Puerto Rico, and New Orleans and has taught over 2000 young musicians from Oakland.

Cava is a 2014 National Artist Teaching Fellow. She has been a guest faculty member for Berklee College of Music’s weeklong music intensives in LA and Puerto Rico. She serves on the board of the SF Chapter for the Recording Academy and was a quarterfinalist for the 2018 Grammy Music Educator Awards.

Cava is the founder of the brand, COLORQUEEN, a multidisciplinary platform that highlights her integrated visual art, music, and travel work.

Mr. Barton and Ms. Menzies were live on our show. They will be talked about Breonna Taylor, George Floyd And Raising Black Boys.

During our conversation, they talked about:

– Events in Oakland during this time during early June 2020
– Their thoughts on the fact the many of the protesters are White
– Their thoughts on why they feel that the protests different this time and if the protests will be effective
– If there is a civil war, class war in America
– The George Floyd incident
– Policing in America
– The Breonna Taylor incident
– Cava talks about raising a sixteen year old Black son as a single mother, her having a number of “talks” with her son, her biggest concern for her son
– Cava provides some suggestions on what can be done to improve race relations in America
– Cava shares why she became a teacher, why she loves being a teacher and what is like for her being a teacher at this time in America’s history
– Cava’s message for non-melinated and melinated America


You can find out more about LeRon via:

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You can find more about Ms. Menzies via:

Cava Menzies – Website
Color Queen
Color Queen – Instagram
Cava Menzies – Facebook
Cava Menzies – Instagram

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
dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com
2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Play Music
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ at Anchor
Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™
Instagram
The Dr. Vibe Show Facebook Fan Page


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