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Listen to Rev. Dr. Anthony Bennett, Senior pastor at Mount Aery Baptist
Church (Bridgeport CT) share his responsibility to carry the torch and
message of the MAAFA as a ministry. As a young reverend Pastor
Bennett was introduced to the MAAFA from his mentor, Bishop Johnny
Ray Youngblood from St…

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Can I find my true passion in this new phase of my adult life and
be happy?

Owner of a newly opened shop called Bloom in New Haven, CT. Bloom is a
vibrant shop in the Westville community. Meet the owner Alisha as she
shares her story growing up in Boston to a single parent in Orchard
Park, and…

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Can we become emotionally emancipated and have the luxury of ordinary human problems, and to be free of the additional burdens and pains of being Black in an anti-Black world?

Enola G. Aird is an activist mother. A former corporate lawyer. She was born in the Republic of Panama, of Caribbean herit…

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The Rev. Dr. Jerry Streets shares how and why he integrated Mental Health Ministries into the fabric of his church. Listen to how he selected, implemented, and executed a safe place for disciples and leadership to share their stories without judgement. The Trauma informed ministries have begun to d…

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It has been a Christian tradition to pray more when dealing with a
traumatic life interruption. Our guest Pastors have heard you and are
saying Pray and........But is your church listening to you?

For many persons of faith it has been our cultural to turn to God and
pray to ask for relief, directi…

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In the midst of police killings of innocent unarmed Black Men,
meet two young black men who reconnected with God and
committed to stopping generational trauma in our youths in a unique
methods.

Both Kirk Wesley, a lead organizer for Congregations Organized for a New CT (CONECT) and Chaz Carmon, P…

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We welcome Rev. Marcia Clinkscales as we honor and recognize
Women’s History Month. She has been instrumental in educating
and empowering women to thrive in careers, earn their doctorate
degree and become changers of the world.


Rev. Clinkscales was raised as an only child, she thought, until
one …

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In this episode, we introduce you to Dori Dumas, President of the NAACP
-New Haven Chapter.
Dori shares her journey in politics and passion toward
providing change in the New Haven community.
Dori shares how she uses her voice and power as a the president of
New Haven Chapter of the NAACP to hon…

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In honor of Black History Month, meet people from CT who have been
making a difference in our state's history.

In this episode, we introduce you to State Senator Gary Winfield -Democratic and Chief Deputy Majority Leader.
State Senator Gary shares his journey in politics and passion toward
prov…

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"A Few Good Men" is a 2 part series looking at men who have acquired
a unique and unexpected role in life based on their age and gender. In this episode we hear from RanDe Rogers, owner and Head Chef of Sister's Cuisine in East Harlem, NY.

Learn how his mid-town Manhattan upbringing and family cu…

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About 24 million children in America live without their biological father, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
And there have been numerous local and national efforts to improve these statistics.
Children without fathers in the home have a greater risk of poverty, are more likely to abuse drugs …

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Follow our 3-Part Series called Pursuit of Happiness. As we introduce a variety of ideas
to encourage your path toward resiliency. We help you find the strength
to bounce back emotionally and physically with exploring a new
hobbies.

Today's guest has turned writing into the art of journaling yo…

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Follow our 3-Part Series called Pursuit of Happiness. As we introduce a variety of ideas
to encourage your path toward resiliency. We help you find the strength
to bounce back emotionally and physically with exploring a new
hobbies.

Todays guest has turned Mary Kay and Paparazzi Jewelry into a …

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Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part series "Pursuit of Happiness"

In this series we introduce a variety of ideas
to encourage your path toward resiliency. Our series shares options of helping yourself in addition to seeking medical support when needed. The ‘holiday blues’ is not an officially recogn…

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Join us in a discussion with Mark Brevard of the New England Donor Foundation about organ
donation from the perspective of the agency that not only
recruits donors, but helps the donor and/or family work
through the process of this interruption of life.

How do you explain the process to those w…

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We will have a riveting conversation with Abdul Rahmaan I. Muhammad who shares how
the Manhood Tree Program has allowed men to become victorious in life as they unmask and reveal the naked truth about
life, interruptions, and relationships.

Abdul is the Director of My Peoples Clinical Services a…

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The discussion will review the show people learn to reach their vision even if their outlined plan of getting here has been altered by life circumstances.

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We are joined this episode by Dr. Alice Forrester, CEO, Clifford Beers to discuss how individuals personal and professional life have been impacted by trauma
and Interruptions, and the power of being resilient.

Clifford Beers help and Information: 203-772-1270, www.cliffordbeers.org
If an emergen…

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In this episode we discuss trauma and how one's personal and professional life
are impacted by an Interruption and the process
of resiliency. We get David Addams, Executive Director, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund to respond to the questions:

- What are the organizational process and p…

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A middle class Suburban Urban family whose life was Interrupted when the son suddenly becomes another innocent casualty of gun violence. Here this mother shares how she emerges resilient through her struggle to overcome inherited cultural and societal stigmas about mental health. Follow as she disc…

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Please join us for a conversation about the Interruptions in our lives and how we can deal with them. It is time to disrupt the silence in our communities about mental health.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help the work of Disrupting the Silence, please do so here: https:…

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We witnessed the unfolding of the layers of trauma that socially
and emotionally crippled this family and their friends; the
domino-effect of consequences that unfolded in the wake of that
fateful night her son was murdered.

As an ordained minister,
the mother felt an emotional conflict betw…

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In this podcast we will be focusing on mental health characteristics and the process of
identifying them through counseling.

We also highlight how some of these mental health conditions are
hereditary and can be unconsciously conveyed through generations
of shared stories. Through these discussion…

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A mother hears another black man was shot at the same time and in the same vicinity of the establishment in Hamden, CT where her son was murdered - by mistaken identity.
She decides to no longer remain numb to the repeated gun violence and criminal activities
surrounding that restaurant.
This n…

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