Positivity Pause- #BlackHistoryMonth - We Are Victorious !Feb 08, 2023
🤎It’s time for a #BlackHistoryMonth #POSITIVITYPAUSE 🕊
TAKE a moment to inhale for a count of 3, hold for a count of 3, exhale for a count of 3🧘🏽♀🧘🏼♂🧘🏾
Alvin F. Poussaint, MD is an American psychiatrist well known for his research on the effects of racism in the black community.
🎇Let’s celebrate Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, and his Positive impact on black community
✅ Alvin Francis Poussaint was born on May 15, 1934, in East Harlem, New York, to immigrants from Haiti.
✅ Dr. Poussaint began his background in science when he was admitted to New York City's competitive science-focused magnet school, Stuyvesant.
✅ After high school, he attended Columbia University and, in 1960, received his M.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Poussaint completed his residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and in 1964, received a M.A. degree from that same institution.
✅ In 1969, he joined Harvard Medical School's faculty, where he remains today as a professor of psychiatry and has served as Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs, director of the Media Center at the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston.
✅ He is a noted author, public speaker, and television consultant, and Dean of Students at Harvard Medical School where I had the blessing of being one of his students.
✅ Dr. Poussaint has written many articles and the books: Why Blacks Kill Blacks (1972), Raising Black Children (1992), co-authored with Dr. J.P. Comer; and Lay My Burden Down (2000), co-authored with Amy Alexander, coauthored Come On People: In The path from Victim to Victors. He is most well known, however, for his regular contributions to Ebony magazine and his work consulting for numerous television projects including The Cosby Show and A Different World.
✅Poussaint was one of the founding members of Operation PUSH, and today lends support to the SCLC, NAACP, Urban League, and many other organizations.
⏸Take a Positivity Pause to be filled with admiration, gratitude and pride and COME ON THE PATH FROM VICTIMS TO VICTORS!
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