“Dr. Akbar pokes her finger deep into the painful pulse of today’s urban communities - clearly outlining behaviors and characteristics that have proven efficacious for some but a detriment to many others. As the mother of two black boys, Urban Trauma is a cultural masterpiece connecting the dots of history and the burden of proof that deals directly with what has been, what is and what is to come.”


-Staci L. Hallmon, Vice President,

Essence Communications

Photography: Kim Weston

Hair and Makeup: Karaine Holness

Art Direction and Styling: Nathifa Akbar

Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism was released October 3,2017 and quickly became a #1 BEST SELLER in Slavery & Emancipation on Amazon. It also debuted as  a #1 New Release in General Sociology of Race Relations, Sociology of Urban Areas and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

“An especially timely book, particularly relevant to those working in the areas of social justice, justice reform, psych and education. Urban Trauma will be a growing area of attention/conversation/debate, and Dr. Akbar is out in front and shaping the conversation."


Customer Review

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Urban Trauma by Dr. Maysa Akbar

By Sara on October 3, 2017

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