The (Black) Family Curse

The (Black) Family Curse

In these days of broken relationships and fractured families, it might be fair to ask why a sense of enmeshment—or, more romantically, a sense of family for black Americans—is a bad idea. After all, families are seen as good things—social vehicles through which a sense of connectedness and support is fostered.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

Intellectual Growth Means Moving Beyond Seeing the World Through the Lens of Race

Intellectual Growth Means Moving Beyond Seeing the World Through the Lens of Race

We must work on our intellectual growth and expand our perceptions of the world beyond the myopic view offered through the lens of race. Otherwise, we are left to say, "Ball!" "Ball!" "Ball!" as in the story with little Johnny.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

African-American Identity: Beyond the Struggle

African-American Identity: Beyond the Struggle

One of the most engaging dilemmas of a long, arduous journey is knowing and appreciating when the end of the struggle is upon you. For African-Americans, marking the place where we embrace the accomplishment of reaching our collective destination is of critical importance.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

You Are the Master of Your Life

You Are the Master of Your Life

Despite the ravings of white racists and black (African-Americans) racists, where you are born on this planet should never EVER dictate the places where you live, prosper, and die on this planet.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

DAVISON'S MANIFESTO

DAVISON'S MANIFESTO

I hereby absolve all white persons of responsibility for the conditions of African-Americans today. Individually and collectively, they are hereby released from the mantles of blame and guilt.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

The Biggest Barrier to Complete Black Freedom: African American Tribalism

The Biggest Barrier to Complete Black Freedom: African American Tribalism

The continued push toward mutuality is without question the most insidiousious idea working against eventual and complete black freedom. Mutuality says we are all related in essence, yoked to a family of color. What’s wrong with that, you ask?

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

Bravo, Kanye! Bravo!

Bravo, Kanye! Bravo!

Imagine how scary for the power brokers and race pimps of our nation. Millions of African American souls thinking for themselves as individuals; unencumbered by the shackles of race and ethnicity. It would be like one gigantic explosion of freedom and self-reliance for black culture.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

Just One Big Dysfunctional Family

Just One Big Dysfunctional Family

Legions of teenagers, pregnant or orchestrating their lives toward pregnancy, stroll shamelessly through our streets. How did we ever come to be in such a mess as black persons.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

Stopping The Parade of Black Americans

Stopping The Parade of Black Americans

Many of our strangely anointed leaders rant that they know what is good for black Americans, that they know what we all need.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.

Give Back to the Black Community? Gimme a Break!

Give Back to the Black Community? Gimme a Break!

Maybe I missed the day that all that outpouring of support from the black community happened. I know when I’m trying to improve myself I can become a bit oblivious to things right outside my door or myself.

Dr. James Davison, Jr. is an African-American licensed psychologist and university professor. He conducts a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has appeared on several nationally-aired programs including The Phil Donahue Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and C-SPAN. Dr. Davison hails from Philadelphia, and is the author of several books - Prisoners Of Our Past and Sweet Release - related to individuality and personal freedom for African-Americans.