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Espresso Talk Today

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 8, 2022

Hypertension. Heart Disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Depression. Black Americans face a disproportionate of many chronic illnesses and conditions. The medical community has been reluctant to dig deep to find the causes of this health crisis.  But the Espresso Talk Today team is digging deeper and finding answers!  Today,...


Jul 1, 2022

Black Americans face a disproportionate risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. This affects the quality of our lives and longevity. The medical community has been reluctant to dig deep to find the causes of this health crisis. But the Espresso Talk Today team is finding answers. Today we are joined...


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...