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MetroMorphosis Transforming Urban Communities from Within

Following Dr. Bryant’s presentation to the Baton Rouge community on disrupting dehumanization, Metromorphosis, under the leadership of Forward Promise Fellow, Raymond Jetson, developed a downloadable report and summary entitled “Disrupting Dehumanization,” shared in its October newsletter:

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Innovative storytelling program aids young fathers

Forward Promise Empowerment grantee, Fathers & Family of Indianapolis, shares their experience in applying for funding from Forward Promise and the impact becoming a grantee has made in their ability to help young fathers heal, grow, and thrive:

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Email Records Show Louisiana Police Used N-Word, Expressed Racist Sympathies

Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Rhonda Bryant, spoke to community leaders in Baton Rouge, LA in August at the invitation of Forward Promise Fellow, Raymond Jetson, CEO and Founder of MetroMorphosis. Incidentally, the event occurred at a critical time as tensions were high following the discovery of racist emails exchanged by local police officers.

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Delaware student’s quest to memorialize a lynching is inspiring (opinion)

Our Co-Directors, Dr. Rhonda Bryant and Dr. Howard Stevenson reflect on the impact of youth activists like Delaware student, Savannah Shepherd, to inspire their communities to take action for justice and equality: “They’re honoring the past, re-creating the narrative about people of color, challenging oppressive systems, and creating safe spaces for young people of color to grow and thrive.”

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TED Releases Dr. Howard Stevenson’s TEDMED Talk

Source: Forward Promise

February 21, 2018 – Today, TED released Forward Promise Director Dr. Howard Stevenson’s segment from TEDMED 2017, the international health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference. Dr. Stevenson’s presentation focused on the importance of racial literacy among families and communities as a way for people of color to better understand, cope and heal from […]

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Press Release: Forward Promise Launches New Membership Network to Support Those Serving Boys and Young Men of Color

Source: Forward Promise

The Forward Promise Network, a membership-based community, offers complimentary resources, research and online forums for organizations and individuals dedicated to fostering the health of boys and young men of color WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 8, 2018 – Forward Promise, a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), today launched the Forward Promise […]

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Grantee Announcement

Source: Forward Promise

Forward Promise, a national grant making program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), today announced grant awards totaling $3.15 million to nine organizations across the United States that are helping boys and young men of color (BYMOC) heal, grow, and thrive.

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Forward Promise, an initiative to help boys and young men of color heal, grow, and thrive, launches at Penn GSE

Source: Penn GSE Newsroom

Backed by a $12 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and based at Penn GSE’s Racial Empowerment Collaborative, Forward Promise will aid RWJF in realizing its vision to build a Culture of Health, ensuring it includes middle- and high-school-aged boys and young men of color by focusing on countering the effects of chronic stress and trauma and fostering their healing.

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HouseCall w/Dr. Mac

Source: Clammr.com

It’s where the biological and social sciences meet. We’re connecting the health dot of trauma, our bodies and how they heal. Dr. Howard Stevenson, Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative and professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvnia and Mrs. Rhonda Bryant CEO of

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