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Aug 12, 2022

Why is kindness important in antiracism work? What does kindness look like in the fight against racism? In this folktale called Lord of the Cranes, the main character tests the kindness and helpfulness of a wealthy businessman.  This folktale, similar to the parable of The Good Samaritan, introduces the importance of...


Aug 5, 2022

 What happens if you discover that your friend holds racist views? Or homophobic views? Or sexist attitudes? Bias exists in every person. Yet racism, sexism, antisemitism, and anti-LGBTQ-ism take prejudice to a different and possibly dangerous level. Handling a racist "friend" is a difficult situation.  Hans and Ben...


Jul 29, 2022

Real Talk Show! Mel and Robin are joined by a special guest for their Real Talk: African tour special, Samuel Kweshie Ametewee.   The Espresso Talk Team visited Ghana in May. Sammy was our amazing tour specialist.  We welcome our homeland brother to have a Real Talk with us. He will tell us what makes Ghana such...


Jul 22, 2022

How is your quest for success affecting your health?  How does your personality predisposition determine your health risk? Epidemiologist Sherman James, Ph.D. developed a questionnaire for Black Americans to assess their health risk in the struggle to succeed: The John Henryism Active Coping Scale.  This...


Jul 15, 2022

Thugs. Criminals. Angry. Dangerous. Stereotypes persist about African Americans. Stereotypes are pervasive in society. Everyone holds stereotypes about other groups. Are they all harmful? Do they hold any truth? The Espresso Talk Today team discusses both old and modern stereotypes about African Americans and their...