BLACK DOCTORS MATTER
www.BlackDoctorsMatter.com

and the

NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MEDICAL COMMISSION
www.NationalJuneteenth.com/Commissions.html



Welcomes you to the web site dedicated
to black physician response to the


American Medical Association (AMA) Apology
to African-American Physicians



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HELP PROTECT DOCTORS, NURSES AND
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"16th of July"
2008


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2018 PAIN PATIENTS ADVOCACY WEEK
Press Release


**** April 23-30, 2018 ****
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES



Dept. of Justice U.S. Capitol


WHITE COAT PROTEST RALLY AGAINST THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT OVER PROSECUTION OF PHYSICIANS


www.BlackDoctorsMatter.com

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dept. of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC


PRESS RELEASE


CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON CHRONIC PAIN
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 12:00noon - 2:00pm
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC

PRESS RELEASE


"America's In Pain!" - MARCH ON WASHINGTON - "Silent No More!"
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:00am - 4:00pm
U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool
Washington, DC

PRESS RELEASE


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Washington, DC 20004
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900 F Street, N.W.
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www.DoctorsofCourage.org

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***** BOYCOTT CVS PHARMACY *****

CVS Boycott
Poster by Bill Earley

Orange County Patch

Doctors and Patients Should BOYCOTT CVS PHARMACY For Human Rights Violations
CVS Health 7 day limit on pain medications and decreasing doses overrides the doctors
and jeopardize Sickle Cell Pain Patients Nationwide!


By Billy Earley    September 22, 2018


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THE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

WE MUST CONFRONT ALL FALSEHOODS ABOUT THE SO CALLED "OPIOID CRISES"
(WHICH SHOULD BE REDEFINED AS AN "ILLEGAL AND ILLICIT OPIOID DRUG ABUSE CRISES"),
ESPECIALLY WHEN THE GOVERNMENT BLAMES DOCTORS PRESCRIPTIONS AS THE MAJOR CAUSE
OF OPIOID DEATHS IN AMERICA!

IT IS BECAUSE OF THESE LIES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND
STATE MEDICAL BOARDS PERSECUTE COMPASSIONATE PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT CHRONIC PAIN
PATIENTS THAT ARE OPIOID NON-ABUSERS!


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Despite the claims of some government agencies,
research has shown that the overwhelming majority of
addictions do not start with a prescription, and most
opioid prescriptions do not cause addiction.



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**** April 23-30, 2017 ****
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES


www.PainPatientsCoalition.com


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Supporters of Pompy rally in Monroe

Pompey Supporters Dr. Lesley Pompey
Monroe news photo by TOM HAWLEY
Several supporters of Dr. Lesley Pompey show their support outside the Monroe County Courthouse Monday.
Dr. Pompey liscensed has been suspended to practice medicine as the supporters want his license to be reinstated.

Monroe News
By Dean Cousino     August 14, 2017


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CONTACT US!

Are You Experiencing Any Difficulties? Racism? Discrimination?
File a Complaint With Us!


Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com
662-392-2016


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Stop the over prosecusion of black physicians by law enforcement!

Ron Myers





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Ron Myers Lesure & Myers Jacques Lesure
(l to r) Ron Myers (piano), Jacques Lesure (guitar),
African Dancer & Herman Burney (bass)


Los Angeles World Sickle Cell Foundation (WSCF)
Jazz Brunch During NMA Convention



Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:30am (Doors open at 10:00am)

Gardena Community Center
1700 West 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247


For More Information Contact Nita Thompson at (323)-620-2050



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A Must See Video on Dr. Dralves Edwards!

Persecuted for Practicing Medicine While Black!



Dying While Black
Black health disparities between health care administered to African Americans and that
administered to European Americans are caused by the continuation of the slave health deficit.









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April 23-30, 2018




Your invited to attend the
NATIONAL JUNETEENTH BLACK MEDICAL MAAFA MEMORIAL PRAYER SERVICE
on the anniversary date of the AMA Apology to African-American Physicians


Founded by Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., on January 1, 2009 - Anniversary date of the racist closure of the
MYERS FOUNDATION CHRISTIAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS in Amertica's poorest region, the Mississippi Delta

Historic closure date - January 1, 2004

"16th of July", 2016, 12:00noon
Historic AMA Apology date - July 16, 2008

"A Remembrance of the Black Medical Holocaust in America & the AMA Apology to African-American Physicians"



Martin Lurher King, Jr. Community Center
2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.    Dallas, TX 75215


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PRESS RELEASE


Host Hotel
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 W. Olive Street    Dallas, TX 75201
214-922-8000





SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Friday, July 15, 2016

11:00am    Black Doctors Matter Prayer Brunch

Dr. Michael Byrd
Dr. Michael Byrd, Guest Speaker

St. Paul United Methodist Church
1816 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201


2:00pm    Black Doctors Matter Protest Rally

Parkland Memorial Hospital
5200 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235



Saturday, July 16, 2016
(Anniversary date of the AMA Apology to Black Physicians)

12:00noon    NATIONAL JUNETEENTH BLACK MEDICAL MAAFA
MEMORIAL PRAYER SERVICE


2:00pm    Black Doctors Matter Lecture & Panel Discussion

In Association with the
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ)


Speakers

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder
Black Doctors Matter

Founder & Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)


Dr. Dralves Edwards
Family Practicioner
Subject of the video interview:
"Persecuted for Practicing Medicine While Black"

W. Michael Byrd, M.D., MPh. & Linda A. Clayton, M.D., MPh.
Physicians & Health Policy Researchers
Harvard School of Public Health

Authors
"An American Health Dilemma"



Martin Lurher King, Jr. Community Center
2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.    Dallas, TX 75215








"Historians tend to focus on mob violence and lynching when they write about
the racial atrocities of the Jim Crow South. But not all killings were carried out
by men in white sheets armed with guns and nooses.

Indeed, it's obvious when you think about it that many more African-Americans
died as a result of racist medical treatment in the South than at the hands of all
the lynch mobs, bombers, and night riders combined."


New York Times editorial response to the AMA apology
to African American physicians (8/14/08)



Dr. Martin Lurther King
"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."
Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech to the Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1966


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A Must See Video!
What Does the White Man Owe Us? (Part I)

(Part II)      (Part III)


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U.S. Governmemt Involvement in the Drug Crises
Affecting the African American Community


The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914

It's a matter of record, that Congress limited pain patients' access to opioid drugs, in response
to the testimony of a Harvard professor, about an unproven medical condition he termed
"Negro Brain Disorder."


John Ehrlichman Richard Nixon
Journalist Dan Baum says John Ehrlichman, former high-ranking aide to President Richard Nixon,
revealed to him in a 1994 interview that the drug war was created by Nixon to target anti-war protesters
and African Americans
. The 22-year-old revelation is part of a new article for Harper's Magazine.

UPI file photo | License Photo

UPI
Nixon aide: 'War on Drugs' created to target
"black people,' anti-war protesters

By Shawn Price     March 23, 2016


Oliver North Ronald Reagan

THE CIA-CONTRA-CRACK COCAINE CONTROVERSY:
A REVIEW OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S
INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTIONS


San Jose Mercury News
     August 18, 1996


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Nixon Admits Government Neglect in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
Affecting Mostly African Americans


Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon, President of the United States:

Special Message to the Congress Proposing a National Health Strategy, February 18th, 1971

To the Congress of the United States:

A second targeted disease for concentrated research should be sickle cell anemia--a most serious childhood disease
which almost always occurs in the black population. It is estimated that one out of every 500 black babies actually
develops sickle cell disease.

It is a sad and shameful fact that the causes of this disease have been largely neglected throughout our history. We
cannot rewrite this record of neglect, but we can reverse it.

To this end, this administration is increasing its budget for research and treatment of sickle cell disease fivefold,
to a new total of $6 million.


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Black Doctor

New York Times
The Case for Black Physicians
By Damon Tweedy     May 15, 2015


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Clarion Ledger Newspaper Newspaper
Black Miss. doctors offered apology
By Jerry Mitchell     July 22, 2009





Clarion Ledger Newspaper (Jackson, MS)
AMA apology 1st step in ending 'apartheid'
By Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.     August 10, 2008


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National Juneteenth Health Summit

An annual presentation by the National Juneteenth Medical Commission
discussing the medical facts about health disparities in America:


BLACK GENOCIDE
"Medical evidence of the legacy of enslavement in America!"





P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, Mississippi 39038-0269
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Jackson, Mississippi 39206
601-720-8046






PRESS RELEASE

Mississippi Black Physicians Claim AMA Apology Falls Short

Former AMA President Should Apologize to Mississippi Black Physicians


Dr. Hill

Former AMA President, Dr. J. Edward Hill, Jr., of Tupelo, Mississippi
played a key role in the denial of malpractice insurance coverage of several Black
physicians because of the discriminatory policies of tort reform in Mississippi.


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Click to view Al Jazeera English video of Tchula, Mississippi,
one of the poorest towns in the Mississippi Delta, America's
most economically depressed geographical region


Former AMA President, Dr. J. Edward Hill, while serving as a Board Member of the Medical Assurance
Company of Mississippi (MACM), an all white physician owned and operated medical malpractice insurance
company, denied the renewal of malpractice insurance coverage of African-American Baptist medical
missionary and Family Practicioner, Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., leading to the closure of the
Myers Foundation Christian Family Health Center of Tchula. Rev., Dr. Myers, the first ordained and
commissioned medical missionary to the Mississippi Delta in the history of the African-American
church in America, never had a medical malpractice suit during his over 16 years of service in Tchula.
Dr. Myers considers his situation the worse case of "reverse tort reform" in American history.














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PHYSICIANS DIVIDED
Dr. W. Montague Cobb,
president of the National
Medical Association in
the 1960s.


Courtesy of Howard University
Dr. Cobb
Dr. W. Montague Cobb,
left, in the 1960s,
teaching anatomical
comparison.

Courtesy of Howard University







For Immediate Release
NMA ACCEPTS AMA APOLOGY FOR HISTORY OF RACIAL INEQUALITY
Contact: Alisa Mosley    202-347-1895
National Medical Association (NMA)    Washington, DC













Dr. Ramsey
William Brandford consults Dr. Wanda L. Ramsey at her Woodlawn office.
She is vice president of a black doctors association.
(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay / July 10,2008)


Baltimore Sun Newspaper
AMA apologizes for past racism
Group reviews how black doctors were denied membership
and support and says effects 'are still with us today'

By Liz F. Kay and David Kohn     July 11, 2008



Elmeisha Sturdivant
Albany High School junior
Elmeisha Sturdivant, 16, says
she would be more comfortable
dealing with a black doctor.
(Paul Buckowski / Times Union)
Robert Baker

Union College professor Robert
B. Baker is co-author of a
recent study on racial
discrimination in the medical
profession.
(Michael P. Farrell / Times Union)
Sabrin Apermaul
Sabrina Permaul, left, with her
children Nyaira, 4, and Nianna,
7, talks Thursday, July 10,
about the AMA's apology for
more than a century of
discrimination against black
doctors.
(Paul Buckowski / Times Union)




Dr. Riley
Wayne J. Riley, Meharry Medical College president, applauds the AMA.

The Tennessean Newspaper
AMA apology stuns Meharry CEO
By Claudia Pinto     July 11, 2008












New York Sun Newspaper
The AMA's Apology
By Editorial of the New York Sun     July 23, 2008



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It wasn't until the 1960s that the AMA took a
strong stance against policies dating to the 1800s
that barred Blacks from some state and local medical
societies, a prequisite for obtaining hospital privileges.





Dr. Harvey Allen, Sr.
Dr. Harvey Allen, Sr.





Dr. Thad Bell
Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell




St. Louis Today News
Moving beyond apologies
Editorial/Commentary     August 17, 2008




Myers Home
Dr. Myers (right) treating an elderly patient (left) in Tchula, Mississippi
during a recent house visit with People Magazine.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Healing the Past

By Bob Meadows     September 13, 2004


NEW YORK TIMES
Rural Doctor's Struggle to Care for the Poorest

By Peter Applebome     January 12, 1990





Help Reform Tort Reform!
Poor People and Chronic Pain Patients Need Health Care Too!






State Capitol Rally
Rally at the State Capitol - Jackson, Mississippi
Left to Right: Dr. Winston Price, President-NMA, Dr. Ron Myers, Dr. Albert Morris, Jr., Chairman-NMA

Click to view:
NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NMA) web site:

www.nmanet.org




Click below to receive copy of:
PHYSICIANS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE SURVEY

By Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman
National Juneteenth Medical Commission
www.19thofjune.com     www.Juneteenth.us







Jackson Advocate Newspaper
DR. MYERS SPEAKS OUT ON GMA

By Barbara Harris     February 3-9, 2005














Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
DOCTOR'S TROUBLES HAVE TUPELO ROOTS

By Michaela Gibson Morris     December 18, 2004








Drug Reporter
THE POLITICS OF PAIN

By DRC Net     October 4, 2004








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