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Refocusing the Black Family

How can Black families exercise power? Especially in the present social climate, many of us are left wondering what difference our accomplishments make. In this episode we discuss breaking the hold of Willie Lynch on the Black Family and how we can recommit to freedom.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

  1. Text of the Willie Lynch Letter: Note again, the authenticity of this letter has been questioned. Yet if the letter is read, one can see reasons why the letter “could be true.”
  2. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: While African Americans managed to emerge from chattel slavery and the oppressive decades that followed with great strength and resiliency, they did not emerge unscathed. Slavery produced centuries of physical, psychological and spiritual injury. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can use the strengths we have gained to heal.

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