Spring 2017 Front Page

Written by Psych Discourse
Huberta Jackson Lowman

On the Cusp of 50: A Time for Reflection

Huberta Jackson-Lowman, Ph.D. President-Elect The 50th year of the founding of the Association of Black Psychologists is rapidly approaching. As we near this significant point in our development, let us take time to reflect on our beginnings and on how we have evolved. In 1968, thirty-five brave and committed Black students and psychologists spoke our truth to power and declared that it was time...

ABP logo re created

Moving ABPsi Ethical Standards toward Living Ma’at

Ethics Committee In 2015, the ABPsi Ethics Committee set out to revise the ABPsi Ethical Standards (1983) in an effort to have them reflect current understanding of an African centered conceptualization of a code of conduct. After perusing the literature and information about various African American and African professional organizations, the principles of Ma’at from ancient Kemet were chosen...

Brandon E. Gamble, Ed.D.

How I Came Out as a Bigot & Became an Ally: Thoughts from a Black psychologist

Brandon E. Gamble, Ed.D., Western Regional Representative of the ABPsi  I’m Not a Bigot?!? A while ago, my very conservative Christian parents and I were shocked by having to move our family member back home, under duress, with police in tow, because she was “outed” by a so-called “ex-lesbian” friend. Our family questioned our values and how we would relate to our family member following her...

Understanding Epigenetics: Impacts on the Black Community: Part I

Schuyler “Sky” C. Webb, Ph.D. Benson G. Cooke, Ed.D. McCray Webb & Associates, LLC University of the District of Columbia Kimberly A. Bell, Ph.D. University of the District of Columbia  Interest in epigenetics and its related term epigenetic has increased significantly since the field was first conceived in the early 1930s1 and coined in 1942.2 Since that time epigenetics is everywhere and fully...



General Articles

I-ABPSI

By Halford H. Fairchild, Ph.D., ABPsi Life Member After the fabulously successful Annual Convention of The ABPsi in Ghana, West Africa, it is now time for The Association of Black Psychologists to...

Midwest Regional News

  By Carrie Dixon, Midwest Regional Representative Spring 2017 The following highlights of local ABPsi Chapters is presented as a means of enhancing communications between the ABPsi chapters and the...