The Honorable Stephen D. Holmes of Galveston, TX, reflects on the history of Juneteenth when Union soldier Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston on June 19, 1865, to announce the Confederate army had surrendered and that enslaved Black people in the state were free by executive decree.
Guest: Tina Thomas, Director of Programs and Services at Alzheimer's Association®
This week on Dr. P on the Pod, Dr. P sits down with Dementia Education Master Trainer Tina Thomas to discuss caregiving in Black families and what we can do to raise awareness around dementia in African American and faith communities.
This week, Dr. P chatted with Kalahn Taylor-Clark, PhD, about women, uterine fibroids, period equity, and ways women can advocate for themselves and their bodies. Dr. P also shares her personal journey with fibroids.
This episode is brought to you with support from Myovant Sciences.
Dr. P is joined by Dr. Pervis Taylor this week for an in-depth discussion on the trials and tribulations of Black Men and mental health concerns. Dr. Taylor discusses real-time challenges and solutions for Black Men and the women who love them.
Karena Dykes and Dr. P discuss the challenges and pitfalls of becoming a visionary leader. As a sports mom, Karena offers tips from her book and “proud” advice as her 19-year-old son enters pro basketball.
May is Women's Health Awareness Month. This week on Dr. P on the Pod, we revisit Dr. P's conversation with Project Nana, Inc. Founder Vanessa L. Hill on the intersection between aging, women's health, and culture.
If it's Thursday, then it's Dr. P on the pod!
This week, Mr. Jefferson discusses why we must keep talking boldly and loudly about Black Health Equity. Tobacco is one of the leading causes of death among African Americans. No Menthol Sunday is coming up Sunday, May 15, 2022.
We Must Act!
This week, Dr. P will be joined by Rita Lazenby, a Patient Education Liaison (PEL) from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, to discuss hereditary ATTR amyloidosis and the importance of learning about genetic health history within families and some tools that may help, like genetic counseling and testing.
Content sponsored and provided by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.
Lupus is a debilitating disease that affects African-American women 3x more than white women. In this week's episode, Dr. P chats with Ebony Scott and Diane Gross of the Lupus Research Alliance about this unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that is challenging to diagnose and treat.
If it's Thursday, it's Dr. P on the pod!
Dialysis! Dialysis! Dialysis! Black Americans account for 35% of individuals living with chronic kidney disease. Today's guest, Sandra L. Gadson, MD, shares information on various causes of kidney disease that greatly impact African Americans.
Dr. P and Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen, Sr., share theological thoughts and laughter about the annual practices of Lent and how it compares to other religious customs in the world.
March is Myeloma Action Month! Dr. P highlights the importance of raising awareness about the impact of multiple myeloma on the African American communities with her guest, Dr. Hearn Cho. This informative discussion is a must listen to for every Black family.
Today’s podcast is brought to you in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb.
Dr. P welcomes Dr. Craig Cole and Bryon Daily to shed light on the facts about multiple myeloma, a disease that Black Americans are twice at risk of developing.
Today’s podcast is brought to you in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
This week, in celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. P welcomes Dr. Xellex Z. Rivera to the podcast for a candid conversation about empowerment for women and young girls, sisterhood, and how not to “make your mama’s mess your mess!”
This week, during the 33rd Annual National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, Dr. P shares the journey of praying and educating the faith community worldwide on HIV/AIDS with Dr. Marsha Martin. Dr. Martin highlights how the current Global AIDS Strategy focuses on ending inequalities and the AIDS epidemic. She also discusses the benefits of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for black women and others who may be at risk for HIV.
This week’s podcast is brought to you, in partnership, with the Centers for Disease Control PACT Program’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.
This week, Dr. P’s launches the 33rd Annual National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS and welcomes Dr. Typhanye Vielka Dyer for a candid conversation about epidemiology and the current impact of HIV within the Black community.
This week’s podcast episode is brought to you in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) PACT Program’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.
This week Nell Braxton Gibson joins the podcast to share her experiences as a foot soldier during the Civil Rights Movement. Mrs. Gibson tells stories of her experiences, including her arrest while a Spelman College student while mass-demonstrating and registering first-time Black voters in Georgia. She speaks on how a later arrest for protesting South Africa’s Apartheid in New York City led to her being denied entrance into South Africa and shares about her fight for global equality and justice alongside Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
In this week's episode, Rev. Dr. Willie D. Francois, III passionately and candidly declares that the greatest threat to white supremacy is the Black Church – democracy's first responders! The fight is and has always been about policy!
This week Dr. Maurice Franklin joins the podcast to discuss the importance of our ancestral discoveries and shares his journey in uncovering the rich history of his African American family in Oklahoma.
This week Dr. Lionell Sabb joins the podcast to tell a historical account of his experiences while living in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dr. Sabb shares details from 58 years ago that led up to the Orangeburg Massacre during the Civil Rights Movement.
Standing on the SC State College campus that evening, Dr. Sabb recounts the events of February 8, 1968, and the night leading to the Orangeburg Massacre.
The Orangeburg Massacre is a civil rights protest at SC State College that turned deadly when the State Police violently opened fire on about 200 unarmed black student protestors. Three were killed, and 28 students were injured.
As we move into February, Heart Awareness Month, Dr. Desvigne-Nickens shares important facts about heart health and how stress plays a critical role in cardiovascular disease.
This week, Dr. P welcomes Project Nana, Inc. Founder, Vanessa L. Hill to the podcast for "real talk" about gynecological care for women aged 55 and older and how culture shapes health care options for seasoned women. Tune in now!
This week Dr. P brings in the New Year with a declaration of joy! As only she can do, Dr. P challenges us to focus on the good while fighting on the front line for the things that matter. She also shares details about what's ahead for The Balm In Gilead and welcomes back Alice Freeman.