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21 Apr 2021

Forbes Africa published an article titled “THE 100th ISSUE: 100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa,” which mentions two of our APB speakers, Africa’s first elected female President and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as well as Nobel laureate and human rights activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 

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19 Apr 2021

Health policy expert, author, and APB speaker Daniel E. Dawes can add another highlight to his resume: his book, The Political Determinants of Health, is the 7th bestselling non-fiction book for March, according to Porchlight, a company that has a long history in the book industry.  

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15 Apr 2021

New books from Maria Hinojosa, Michele Borba, Jessica Lahey, Steve Pemberton and Richard White to add to your reading list:

 

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15 Apr 2021

20th Surgeon General of the United States and sought-after APB speaker Dr. Jerome Adams is inspiring more Black boys to become doctors. He is featured in the new documentary called Black Men In White Coats, which tackles the issues around why black men aren’t becoming medical doctors and what that means for society.

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13 Apr 2021

A best-selling author on the science of high performance, APB speaker David Epstein, has examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. Now in paperback, the revolutionary theories in Range cement Epstein’s reputation as the reigning expert on high performance across all domains. +Order Your Copy Today

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13 Apr 2021

APB’s Wes Moore recently joined Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon on CNBC Squawk Box to discuss NinetyToZero, a new initiative to help close the racial wealth gap. NinetyToZero is the latest corporate action in the past year focused on addressing racial inequality in the U.S. Following the death of George Floyd in police custody last May, many companies announced financial investments in Black communities and organizations, as well as other internal efforts, such as reforming hiring practices.  

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12 Apr 2021

We recently sat down with Susie Reynolds Reece, a violence prevention strategist and consultant acclaimed for her expertise in suicide awareness, suicide prevention and postvention, depression, bullying and other issues facing families and youth today. Skillfully adept at blending the realms of science and research with experiences and storytelling, she engages and compels any person to be equipped to confidently stand up for social issues. Read the full interview:

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12 Apr 2021

A documentary is currently in the making on legendary journalist and news anchor, APB speaker Dan Rather. Original Productions will cover his career as a journalistic titan. The documentary, which is directed by One9, who was the director of Nas: Time Is Illmatic, and Jessica Sherif, who worked on Dan Rather Reports, will offer unrestricted access into Rather’s journey of becoming one of the most emphatic forces in journalism. 

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12 Apr 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected people physically, but also mentally. It has accelerated a mental health and substance use crisis in the United States. The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force calls for the Biden administration and Congress to put an emphasis on the integration of primary care, mental health and substance use services because these issues will last long after the pandemic. Regina Benjamin, M.D., Founder and CEO, BayouClinic, Inc. and the 18th U.S. Surgeon General, is one of those task force members.   

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22 Mar 2021

Emmy Award winner and founder and president of Futuro Media Group, APB speaker Maria Hinojosa created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content from a POC perspective. On April 17th Maria will be featured in Finding Your Roots with APB speaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.!  Finding Your Roots highlights 20 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. The show airs every Tuesday at 8/7c.  

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