@JaniceOCG The Black community does not ban books or fear truth. @DrJamesCMcInto1 & #BEPAA have been addressing our intellectual needs for many years. Find on Facebook. Dr. James McIntosh is live, Thurs., Feb. 3 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for a discussion on mental health issues in @HandmaidsOnHulu.
WATCH Dr. James C. McIntosh, Retired Psychiatrist, Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Committee to End Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP), and Host, MIND FIELD (WBAI radio show) – LIVE – Thursday, February 3, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when he joins “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Mental Health issues in The Handmaid’s Tale and American culture.
BEPAA (Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry) is one of the organizations through which Dr. James C. McIntosh works tirelessly to address the intellectual needs of the Black community. Long before modern racists starting working to eliminate truth from public school curricula, BEPAA, founded by Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford, Vice Chancellor Emerita of the New York State Board of Regents, and chaired by Dr. McIntosh, was focused on bringing accurate and thorough information to the Black community. The organization sponsors public events that bring together scholars from all fields, to offer the news and views we have never been able to find in the public schools. For example, an event on February 5th will address the issue of “Educational Priorities for Our Children in 2022.” On January 1st of this year, a BEPAA master class entitled, “The Monumental Contribution of Dr John Henrik Clarke & Dr Yosef Ben Jochannan to Education,” was held. “Monumental” contributions – yes. Familiar to public school students – no.
Banning books, tearing up school board meetings, and threatening teachers and school administrators, may be the tactics some are willing to use to prevent the spread of knowledge and keep their children mired in ignorance for generations to come – but Black people have always understood our responsibility to educate ourselves. It would be nice if the rest of the world caught up.
“The Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry is an institution housed at the John Henrik Clarke House dedicated to advancing the culture, principles and education of people of African Ancestry. It was founded by a number of educators, historians, clergy and activists in 1992. BEPAA was formed to to define, monitor, formulate and implement policies and practices affecting the education of students of African Ancestry in both public and private educational systems. Its site of operation, the Dr. John Henrik Clarke House 286 Convent Avenue is named in honor of the late foremost scholar, historian and lecturer.” — BEPAA’s Website
Dr. James C. McIntosh, is a retired Psychiatrist who spent over 40 years practicing medicine in the five boroughs of New York City, a writer, community activist, educator, public speaker and talk radio host. His publications include The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump (2017) and The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Rudolph Giuliani (2007), where James C. McIntosh, M.D. takes an insightful and irreverent view of these two public figures. For decades Dr. McIntosh has tended to the mental health and educational needs of the Black community as Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Committee to End Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP) and former Chairman of the Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry (BEPAA). These two community-based organizations, bring together some of the most distinguished leaders in the Black community to offer no-cost forums, panels, conferences and other events of relevance to the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and educational needs of Black America. Dr. McIntosh appears frequently in the media and has received numerous awards for his distinguished community service. Most recently, this busy retiree has begun hosting and producing MIND FIELD, a weekly program airing Wednesdays at 2:30 pm on WBAI 99.5 FM, where he shares the mic with Richardeanea Theodore, RN. Together they focus on mental health issues and interview thought leaders on critical issues impacting the community. Dr. McIntosh completed undergraduate work in Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. — If America Fails: The Coming Tyranny, a TruthWorks Network Production
SEE | BEPAA’s Facebook Page | Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry