How code-switching impacts the Black community
Code-switching is defined as the ability to switch between languages in a single conversation. For instance, you may speak more casually at home than you do at work. But for Black people, code-switching is far more complex and can often be taxing. Cultural invalidations and racial code-switching: What are the psychological implications? Click here to view a presentation that “examines how cultural invalidations and racial code-switching are associated with ethnic-racial identity development, mental health, and occupational outcomes among people of color.
Virtual COVID-19 vaccine panel discussion to be held tonight
This evening Monroe Community College will host a panel discussion on “The Importance of the COVID-19 Vaccine in General and in the Black Community.”You can watch the discussion featuring doctors from ProMedica Health System by clicking here, the meeting ID is: 945 4611 0856Featured speakers include:Dr. Spencer Johnson, D.O., FACEP -- ProMedica Monroe Emergency Department, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine ProMedica Monroe Emergency Medicine ResidencyDr. Kaleb Bekele, D.O. -- PGY-2, Emergency Medicine, ProMedica Monroe Emergency DepartmentDr. Brian Kaminske, D.O., C.P.P.S. -- Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety - ProMedica Health System Medical Director - ProMedica Flower Hospital Emergency DepartmentDr. Jamie B. McBride, D.O. -- Emergency Medicine, ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to hold Black community listening session
ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Summer Festival is looking for community members to participate in its October Community Listening Session focused on Black residents in Washtenaw County. “The work we began earlier this year with the South Asian Listening Session with support from the National Endowment for the Arts energized our organization,” A2SF executive director Mike Michelon said in a statement. “It sparked a series of sessions and expanded to the Black community. To end the 2020 season, A2SF held a virtual public panel discussion called The Future of the Arts Must be Antiracist with local Black arts and nonprofit leaders. To participate in October’s Black community Listening Session, contact A2SF marketing and communications manager Natalie Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flashpoint 6/27/20: Conversation with Republican John James; Fall schooling as virus cases surge
Republican John James is here to talk about his race with incumbent Gary Peters. James was introduced to Michigan voters two years ago in the Senate race against Debbie Stabenow. And schools and universities point to reopening plans for the fall, even as the coronavirus is spiking in many states. Earlier this spring we talked with Wayne State University President Dr. M. Roy Wilson about the pandemic and its impact on the school, students and faculty. Segment Two:Wayne State University President Dr. M. Roy Wilson.
Flashpoint 6/21/20: Is a spike in Michigan virus cases possible as restrictions loosen?
What does that mean for Michigan after it recently lifted its lockdown and reopened its economy? And there is a fight over mail in voting in Michigan. The Secretary of State will defend her position, but one of her chief critics is going to weigh in on the topic. Segment One:Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun is the Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Segment Two:Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Kent County clerk, Lisa Posthumus Lyons.
Flashpoint 6/14/20: Calls to defund or abolish police departments gain momentum
DETROIT Calls to abolish, defund or reform police departments are growing louder across the country. What should be done to make the system more just for everyone? Well talk about it with Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence. There will also be a discussion on how racial disparities affect health, wealth and so many other aspects of life here in Metro Detroit. Segment One:Democratic Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence of Michigans 14th Congressional DistrictSegment Two:Portia Roberson, CEO, Focus: HOPE and Michael Rafferty, president and CEO of New DetroitSegment Three:Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this weeks episode.
Flashpoint 6/7/20: Minnesota AG Keith Ellison talks about leading prosecution in George Floyd case
And a man suddenly in the very hot spotlight is the attorney general of the State of Minnesota who happens to be a native Detroiter, Keith Ellison. When he ran for the US House in Minnesota, he became the first ever Muslim American elected to Congress. If he thought he was stepping out of the limelight when he left Congress and became Minnesotas attorney general, it didnt exactly work out. So what kind of concrete steps can be taken to stop the bleeding of this wound that just doesnt heal? Segment One:Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.
Flashpoint 5/31/20: What is the way forward with so much anger boiling up in US cities
DETROIT With the black community already under such threatening pressure in the pandemic, ugly eruptions of racism intensify a very hot fire. On Sundays episode of Flashpoint, there was a discussion with Detroits top cop about the way forward for law enforcement and the people they are meant to protect. Segment One:Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Segment Two:Detroit journalist Chastity Pratt and Stephen Henderson, host of WDETs Detroit Today.