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Espresso Talk Today

Jun 3, 2022

Racism is a serious problem. Living in an anti-Black environment seriously damages the mental and physical health and well-being of Black people. The data proves this fact. Yet there are ways that Black people can protect themselves from racial stress and trauma. Professor William Smith returns to present coping...


Apr 29, 2022

Racially stressful moments are common. Micro-aggressions, stereotyping, and racist encounters in schools, stores, workplaces, and social settings happen regularly to Black people (and other people of color).  These moments cause stress responses that can damage one's mental and physical health. However, there...


Apr 1, 2022

Time to get real about racism. An introduction to Racial Battle Fatigue. What is it? What are the effects? Professor William Smith discusses the roots, symptoms, and health effects of Racial Battle Fatigue with Espresso Talk Today. Microaggressions and the stress of living in an anti-Black environment are the focus....


Mar 18, 2022

Health equity matters. What does health equity mean? How do we achieve health equity? Rawle Andrews, Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, joins the Espresso Talk Today team to discuss his vision and work at this prestigious and powerful mental health organization. Mr. Andrews will...


Jan 14, 2022

What is Black Psychology? What role does culture play in psychology, therapy, life choices, personal decisions, and individual behavior? Join us for this introduction to Black Psychology. The Espresso Talk Today team is joined by Theopia Jackson, Ph.D., former President of the Association of Black Psychologists to...