45th Annual Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on The Black Family in America

45th Annual Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on The Black Family in America

As we prepared for the 45th year of the conference, with a theme of “Elevating the Health and Safety of the Black Family and Community,” we encourage you to attend. Co-chaired by Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs at UofL, and journalist, Betty Baye’, the planning committee works year-round to consider appropriate workshops, panelists and speakers. We also collect and share links to relevant articles on issues that impact Black families in America. We’d love your feedback.

The conference is being held February 23-24, 2018 at a **NEW LOCATION** - Louisville Central Community Center, 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. in the heart of the Russell neighborhood!! Click here for more information about the Louisville Central Community Center: http://www.lcccnews.org/. This year we are bringing the conference to the community rather than hosting it at a hotel or on campus. For more information about the conference or to submit a proposal for a workshop or panel, go to http://louisville.edu/culturalcenter/bfc/proposal. 

Here are a few links, with more to come in our next update: (please cut and paste link into your browser)

Perspective: What do black Americans have to lose? Under Trump, we’ve already lost a lot. By Cedric Richmond
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/21/what-do-black-americans-have-to-lose-under-trump-weve-already-lost-a-lot/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-posteverything%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.20d90c56fd44

Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’ By Daniel Lathrop and Anna Flagg
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/upshot/killings-of-blacks-by-whites-are-far-more-likely-to-be-ruled-justifiable.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=none&state=standard&contentPlacement=23&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F08%2F14%2Fupshot%2Fkillings-of-blacks-by-whites-are-far-more-likely-to-be-ruled-justifiable.html&eventName=Watching-article-click

Black Women Are Suffering From Alzheimer’s Disease And Nobody’s Talking About It By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alzheimers-black-women_us_5980a768e4b0d6e28a10ea3b

Study: 10 trends in African American financial health By Jessica Mazzola
http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/08/study_cites_10_trends_in_african_american_financia.html

The First White President  BY: TA-NEHISI COATES

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/

 

 

How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades  By: Emily Badger

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/upshot/how-redlinings-racist-effects-lasted-for-decades.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=8&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F08%2F24%2Fupshot%2Fhow-redlinings-racist-effects-lasted-for-decades.html&eventName=Watching-article-click

 

Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis  By: Jan Hoffman

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/health/syphilis-std-united-states.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-columnregion&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

 

In Movies and on TV, Racism Made Plain   By: Wesley Morris

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/arts/television/white-hot-supremacist-summer.html?

hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-columnregion&

region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

 

It’s time to start punishing public officials who disenfranchise voters  By: Catherine Rampell

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-start-punishing-public-officials-who-disenfranchise-voters/2017/08/24/62c84906-8909-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html?utm_term=.6c54b095d3ea

 

A black man went undercover online as a white supremacist. This is what he learned.  By: Peter Holley

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/08/24/a-black-man-went-undercover-as-a-digital-white-supremacist-this-is-what-he-learned/?utm_term=.904cfbd9625d

 

Racism doesn’t exist all by itself, it has support.  By: Tom Toles

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2017/08/18/racism-doesnt-exist-all-by-itself-it-has-support/?utm_term=.d6b277e9a14f

 

This Southern University grad is turning Houston’s crack houses into homes  By: Gregory Clay

 

https://theundefeated.com/features/this-southern-university-grad-is-turning-houstons-crack-houses-into-homes/

 

Spelman offers two scholarships for LGBTQ students through Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program  By: Maya A. Jones

 

https://theundefeated.com/features/spelman-scholarships-lgbtq-students-levi-watkins-jr-scholars-program/

 

Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago  By: Jeremy Ashkenas, Haeyoun Park and Adam Pearce

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/24/us/affirmative-action.html?ref=todayspaper&

 

Maxine Waters and the burden of the ‘strong black woman’  By: Vanessa Williams

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/24/maxine-waters-and-the-burden-of-the-strong-black-woman/?utm_term=.5517769c41bf