The Odyssey Project

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The Odyssey Project

Black Male Violence ~ The Poisoned Fruit of Neglect, Abandonment and a Racist-Elitest Agenda.

Black Male Violence ~ The Poisoned Fruit of Neglect, Abandonment and a Racist-Elitest Agenda. Introduction Black adolescent male violence and Black young adult male violence represent urgent and critical issues that require immediate attention and decisive action. These challenges are deeply entrenched in systemic injustices that disproportionately affect Black youth …

Reclaiming My Name: Embracing Identity and Fulfilling Purpose as a Black Male

Reclaiming My Name: Embracing Identity and Fulfilling Purpose as a Black Male ~ The Immense Power of Effective Racial Socialization in Black Males! Introduction In contemporary society, it is imperative to recognize the significance of proper racial socialization for Black boys as a means to mitigate violence and crime, prepare …

Navigating Through Darkness & Devastation: Rebuilding the Black Family Nucleus

Navigating Through Darkness & Devastation: Rebuilding the Black Family Nucleus The disintegration of the Black family nucleus The disintegration of the Black family nucleus is a topic that strikes at the heart of the African-American community. It speaks to the unraveling of the very fabric that holds families together, leading …

Breaking the Stigma: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis Among Black Men

Breaking the Stigma: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis Among Black Men ‍Photo by Tumisu on Pixabay Updated Thursday, October 12, 2024, 10:30 a.m. CST ‍Addressing the Mental Health Crisis Among Black Men ~ A Call for National Action! As a Black man and psychologist, I know firsthand the pressures and …

Confronting Black Adolescent Male Violence: Empowering the Future Generation

Confronting Black Adolescent Male Violence: Empowering the Future Generation Last updated Monday, January 22, 2024 Introduction Black adolescent male violence and Black young adult male violence are at epidemic levels, and we have the solutions. The challenges faced by Black youth in America are immense, with systemic targeting leading to …

Young Mother Killed in Tragic Shooting Incident: A Call to Address Inner-City Violence

Young Mother Killed in Tragic Shooting Incident: A Call to Address Inner-City Violence A young mother killed in a tragic shooting has left behind a young son, a devastated mother, and a host of friends and loved ones still trying to make sense of it all. In a heart-wrenching incident …

Shedding Light on the Black Youth Suicide Crisis: An In-depth Analysis of Prevalence Rates and Effective Interventions

Shedding Light on the Black Youth Suicide Crisis: An In-depth Analysis of Prevalence Rates and Effective Interventions ‍Introduction to the Black Youth Suicide Crisis Suicide is a deeply concerning issue that affects individuals of all races and ages. However, recent studies have highlighted a disturbing trend – an alarming increase …

Carlisha Hood & 14-Year-Old Son Released and Charges Dropped after New Evidence Emergence In Deadly Shooting

The Power of Redemption: Charges Dropped in Fatal Shooting Case ~ Carlisha Hood & 14-Year-Old Son Released and Charges Dropped after New Evidence Emergence In Deadly Shooting The tone and verbiage of this article are intentionally superfluous to reflect the negative and one-sided coverage the media initially reported on this …

Solving the Mysteries of the Two-Party System In the U.S. Government

Solving the Mysteries of the Two-Party System In the U.S. Government! Unveiling the Mysteries of American Politics: A Journey Through History Solving the mysteries of the two-party system in the U.S. is vital to understanding the persistence of racism. In late 2012, after watching the movie “Lincoln,” I found myself …

The Senseless Murder of Ajike “AJ” Owens and the Slow Trigger of Justice

Florida Mom AJ Owens Fatally Shot by Neighbor ~ The Senseless Murder of Ajike “AJ” Owens and the Slow Trigger of Justice On June 4, 2023, Ajike “AJ” Owens, a 35-year-old single mother of four, was fatally shot through a neighbor’s door in Ocala, Florida. Owens and her neighbor, 58-year-old …