BMS Next SpeakingEvent (s) &

Bay Area  African American Community Event(s)

Black Lives Matter


What:           Black Men Speak, Inc Board Meetings and Speaker Bureau & – Ongoing monthly Meetings

When:          10:00 am – 12:00 PM

Dates:          1st  Tuesdays Peers 333 Hegenberger Road Oakland, Ca 94621 – July – Dec 2015

Location:    Next Meeting   (TBA)


Who:  Dr. Kevin D. Barnes, Sr.’s best selling author of 

…”Successfully Raising Young Black Men Presents”…

Review the flyer announcement by clicking this link

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What: 4th Annual Bay Area Black Man Expo 2015

When: Saturday, August 1st 2015 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:  Abyssinian Baptist Church 528 33rd Street, Oakland

Why:  Everything You Need To Become A Successful Black Man Under One Roof! Successfully Raising Young Black Men, Inc. is seeking presenters to share resources with men of all ages. If you are interested and have resources to share in the areas of education, social and personal development, health, employment or finance that will benefit Black men in the Bay Area, please email

Dr. Kevin Barnes, Sr., at with your contact information call 510.653.0315.



Presenting at this event among others will be: boss_final

Brian k. Hill – CEO / Founder – Contact Phone -510-415-2098

Brians’s Online Success Services, LLC 

(dba) ==> Black Man Speaks

Keynote Speaker Topic  

“…How I Use Social Media & Entrpreneurism in the Black Community”…




Black Men Speak, Inc  will present a workshop at this event

See  Joe Anderson2015-04-07 12.40.29  – 903-306-4862   



John Black – 510-878-2860 or Roscoe Moesbey – 510- 435-4279



2015-04-07 10.26.29  



Ernest Hardmon – 510-754-9153

2015-04-07 12.40.07




OHE E-Blast Announcements
2015 NEPO Building Healthy Communities Summit-Helping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of HealthSeptember 18-20,2015– Riverside Convention Center  REGISTER NOW!The 2015 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) SummitHelping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of Health is a unique and exciting educational event for physicians, public health professionals, and community leaders. The 2015 BHC Summit will provide you with opportunities to learn about emerging health policy issues, best practices for reducing health disparities, and cultural competency in clinical care.The Summit will inspire physicians and health care providers to participate in community health efforts and to be challenged to improve health care and the quality of life in their communities. You will have the opportunity to hear from nationally acclaimed thought leaders and network with colleagues. We are also pleased to offer CME credits. Please find the attached flyer for more information.Featured Speakers include:


·         Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State

·         George Halvorson, Chair, First 5 Commission of California    3. UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research2103 Stockton Blvd., #2224, Sacramento, CA  95817REQUEST FOR STUDY PARTICIPANTSFrom:               Anthony Jerant, MDProfessor, Department of Family and Community MedicineUC Davis School of MedicinePrincipal Investigator, MAPS Study 

We are seeking individuals who fit into one or more of the following categories, for participation in a research study:


·         People who have previously attempted suicide

·         Family members or loved ones of individuals who have previously attempted or died by suicide

·         Community advocates for suicide prevention


We are developing a patient suicide prevention intervention for use in primary care offices, with funding from the UCD Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and Department of Family and Community Medicine. The intervention is a personally tailored interactive computer program,  designed for use in primary care offices, immediately before a visit. The tailored program  aims to encourage adult patients who are experiencing thoughts of suicide to talk about these thoughts with the primary care provider during the visits, and to be receptive to provider offers of treatment.


·         If you previously attempted suicide, or are a family member or loved one to someone who attempted or died by suicide: we would like to ask if you would bewilling to participate in a one hour individual interview to discuss the tailored intervention.


·         If you are a community advocate for suicide prevention: we would like to ask if you would be willing to participate in a one hour focus group to discuss the tailored intervention. The focus group will be held at a central location to be determined, depending on where the participants are located.


In the interview or focus group, we will provide details of the intervention, and then ask what you think about it. For your convenience, we will offer a range of potential days and times to accomplish your interview or focus group. Your input would guide us in making  further improvements to our intervention. The finalized version will be tested in a future randomized controlled trial.


If you are interested in participating, or have further questions, please contact Gisela Escalera, the study manager, at or (916) 734-2877.


We hope you will be willing to participate in an interview. Thank you for your consideration.


 4.The Healthy Communities Data and Indicator Project (HCDIP) from the California Department of Public HealthOffice of Health Equity has posted five new indicators.  The goal of the HCDIP is to enhance public health by providing data, a standardized set of statistical measures and tools that a broad array of sectors can use for planning healthy communities and evaluating the impact of plans, projects, policy, and environmental changes on community health.The newly posted indicators are:1.            Jobs to housing ratio (including low-wage jobs to affordable housing ratio)2.            Jobs to employed residents ratio (stratified by industry)3.            Neighborhood change: 10-year change in number of households by income and race-ethnicity4.            Household type by race/ethnicity of the head of household5.            Children reported with neglect or physical or sexual abuseData files (Excel format) and narrative text (pdf format) describing the connections between the indicator and health and the data sources can be downloaded from:  When data is available, the indicators contain race/ethnicity and census tract level information.  Another 21 indicators previously released are also available for download on our website.Please send any questions or comments to 

5.Local Health Departments, Tribal Health Programs, and Community Partners:The California Department of Public Health invites you to attend the 2015 Public Health Accreditation Readiness Conference, Moving Forward Together: California’s Journey to Public Health Accreditation.This Northern (Sacramento) and Southern (Ontario) conference provides opportunities for cross-jurisdictional collaboration and shares tools and resources to support Locals and Tribes at their level of accreditation readiness.  The conference aims to further improve the health and well-being of Californians by increasing Local and Tribal capacity to pursue and achieve national public health accreditation.Please review the attached announcement and visit the Sacramento and Ontario conference websites for additional information:Northern ConferenceAugust 26 – 27, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento

Registration Deadline: August 12th



Southern Conference

September 9 – 10, 2015


DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport

Registration Deadline: August 26th



6.On behalf of the California State Tribal Liaisons Native American Day organizing committee please find attached the invitation to participate as an exhibitor at the 48th annual Native American Day celebration at the West Steps of the State Capitol Building.The formal invitation and attachments  are being mailed to each of our state agencies.  I am attaching the letter and registration form.   Please share with your public affairs and community outreach programs.  If the cost sharing ($300) will be a hardship, we do provide scholarships and agencies/ departments can also share a booth space.  The space allotment is 10’ x 10’ and a table and 2 chairs are provided.I encourage each of you to also forward and share with your respective networks.If you have particular questions, the committee lead is Diana Trujillo at v or 916-327-77807.Hidden cost of inequity revealedA recent study published in Social Science & Medicine indicates that premature mortality in African Americans may have altered the course of many U.S. elections. In addition to the tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll, inequities may actually be impacting the political  history of the nation as well.Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jul;136-137:193-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.04.014. Epub 2015 Apr 21.Black lives matter: Differential mortality and the racial composition of the U.S. electorate, 1970-2004.Rodriguez JM1, Geronimus AT2, Bound J3, Dorling D4.AbstractExcess mortality in marginalized populations could be both a cause and an effect of political processes. We estimate the impact of mortality differentials between blacks and whites from 1970 to 2004 on the racial composition of the electorate in the US general election of 2004 and in close statewide elections during the study period. We analyze 73 million US deaths from the Multiple Cause of Death files to calculate: (1) Total excess deaths among blacks between 1970 and 2004, (2) total hypothetical survivors to 2004, (3) the probability that survivors would have turned out to vote in 2004, (4) total black votes lost in 2004, and (5) total black votes lost by each presidential candidate. We estimate 2.7 million excess black deaths between 1970 and 2004. Of those, 1.9 million would have survived until 2004, of which over 1.7 million would have been of voting-age. We estimate that 1 million black votes were lost in 2004; of these, 900,000 votes were lost by the defeated Democratic presidential nominee. We find that many close state-level elections over the study period would likely have had different outcomes if voting age blacks had the mortality profiles of whites. US black voting rights are also eroded through felony disenfranchisement laws and other measures that dampen the voice of the US black electorate. Systematic disenfranchisement by population group yields an electorate that is unrepresentative of the full interests of the citizenry and affects the chance that elected officials have mandates to eliminate health inequality.8.Important OHE Meeting Announcements!1)      On August 5, 2015, the CDPH Office of Health Equity (OHE) will hold a forum entitled Stakeholders in Equity from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Los Angeles. There will be on-site parking, free of charge. At this forum, stakeholders will receive an overview of Portrait of Promise: The California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity (currently in press). During this highly interactive forum, they will then be invited to contribute their ideas to the implementation of the plan. Space is limited to 40 participants, who will be selected in order of registration requests. Please send your request to participate to and write “Stakeholders in Equity” in the subject line.2)    On September 29, 2015, the CDPH OHE Advisory Committee will hold its quarterly meeting (currently scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Hwy., Sacramento). The OHE Advisory Committee was created to advance the goals of OHE and is comprised of up to 26 representatives from state agencies and departments, local health departments, community-based organizations, vulnerable communities, and stakeholder communities. More information about the Advisory Committee is currently available at OHE’s Web page ( Information about the September meeting will also be posted at this site at least 10 days in advance. The public is strongly encouraged to attend in person or call in to the meeting.9.Please find attached the flyer for SED2015, a showcase of youth solutions to local manifestations of climate change. Will you help support by spreading the word?Last year, SED2014 led to six youth innovations in management of water resources, drought, sea water intrusion, and desalination. The youth teams that competed were made up high school and college-aged Californians, many of who the sons and daughters of farmworkers; despite their lack of training in technology-enabled innovation, our program helped them rise to the challenge. We anticipate SED2015 to lead to between 8-10 community-defined adaptation/mitigation innovations.SED2015 is signed-on as a commemorative event for the 20th anniversary of the World Program Action for Youth (WPAY+20) by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. Please visit and watch this video for more details Tools to Advance Children’s Equity 

Believe in ourselves. Believe in our culture. Believe in Alternatives.

Belief in recovery changes lives!

The Alternatives Conference has offered the newest and best information about peer recovery approaches for almost 30 years. This year, we focus on the power of believing in ourselves, our cultures, and each other. Belief in the promise of peer support and recovery, along with the evidence to support it, has transformed the mental health system and helped grow a national and international community of peers and supporters. Once each year, we gather together to share in a mutual learning process, highlighting our gifts and contributions. The Alternatives Conference reignites our passion and strengthens our commitment to create a world that honors us as full, contributing members of our communities. We are compassionate, and caring leaders who seek to build a better future by learning from each other and moving forward together.


Funding for this conference was made possible in part by Grant No. SM059955 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by peers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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