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03 May 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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29 Apr 2021

NPR interviewed APB speaker Nora McInerny on the topic of how one can move forward when experiencing grief or hardship. An expert on facing life’s rough edges, McInerny shares ideas on how to live life fully even when you experience loss.   

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27 Apr 2021

Heather Abbott’s life changed forever when she was struck by bomb shrapnel at the Boston Marathon and lost her left leg.  After receiving a prosthetic leg for walking, she was then told by her insurance that they would not cover anything additional. This became the catalyst for the Heather Abbott Foundation, which is dedicated to mission of giving fellow amputees the prosthetics insurance won’t cover.  Now recognized by CNN as the complete embodiment of a hero, Heather Abbott captivates audiences with her inspirational story of pain, anger, optimism and resilience.

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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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