Photography: Kim Weston

Hair and Makeup: Karaine Holness

Art Direction and Styling: Nathifa Akbar

 February 15, 2018-  Edward Andrews

Documentary about the psychological effects of the prison industry on Black & Hispanic inmates

IWG, New Haven , CT


February 19, 2018 - Werk it Out

Radio station appearance

March 5th, 2018

Urban Trauma speaking engagement and book signing

Ferguson Library  Stamford, CT


March 17th 2018- Pod-cast

Mental health awareness in adolescents

94.3 WYBC Studios  142 Temple St. New Haven. CT


September 14, 2018-  Keynote Speaker

Conference brings together over 400 direct service staff, physicians, researchers, and public health professionals in the field of violence prevention/intervention to discuss innovative strategies to disrupt the cycle of violence and creating equity in communities of color.

Denver, CO

"This book serves as an invaluable resource to urban America. My job as a law-enforcement professional demands that I ensure that institutional racism has as little effect on my organization as possible. However, more importantly, as a father, it's imperative that each of my sons is empowered to take charge of their destinies, not simply by being taught how to navigate the turbulent waters which are continually stirred up by institutional racism, but to use those waters to guide them into a future where they have control over their destinies. Dr. Akbar's book is one such tool which I'm sure will help them get there."


Anthony Campbell, Chief of Police, New Haven Police Department