African American Male Wellness Walk's founder John Gregory

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Dr. Terrance Dean and Scot Kirk sit down with John H. Gregory, Founder of the National Center for Urban Solutions and National African American Male Wellness, along with Kenny Hampton, VP at African American Male Wellness Agency. The pair talked about the work that the organization does and Gregory reflects on his work throughout the years.

Gregory says the reason for starting the organization was to curb Black male unemployment. However, they quickly realized that Black men's health issues were some of the primary causes of Black male unemployment.

To create awareness about the health issues facing Black males the organization started an annual wellness walk. Gregory also says the organization is working hard to reverse the stigma of historically negative treatment of Black people by healthcare professionals.

Hampton adds that COVID-19 exposed many of the underlying health issues affecting Black men. One of the goals of the organization is to encourage more men to prioritize their healthcare needs.

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