BLACK DOCTORS MATTER
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NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MEDICAL COMMISSION
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Welcomes you to the web site dedicated
to black physician response to the


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


"16th of July"
2008

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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.



Dr. Harvey Jenkins
Law Enforcement Corruption in Oklahoma


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April 23-30, 2016


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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, 11:00am
Historic AMA Apology date - July 16, 2008

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


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PRESS RELEASE


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Friday, July 15, 2016

1:00pm    Black Doctors Matter Protest Rally

Parkland Memorial Hospital
5200 Harry Hines Blvd,
Dallas, TX



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

11:00am    NATIONAL JUNETEENTH BLACK MEDICAL MAAFA
MEMORIAL PRAYER SERVICE


(Church location to be determined)
Dallas, Texas


2:00pm    Black Doctors Matter Lecture & Panel Discussion

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"

Dr. W. Michael Byrd & Dr. Linda A. Clayton
Professors of Medicine
Harvard School of Medicine

Authors
"An American Health Dilemma"


(Location of summit to be determined)
Dallas, Texas


Host Hotel
(Location to be determined)
Dallas, Texas


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Dr. Byrd Book      Dr. Byrd Book1

Two Important Must Read Books on Racism in Medicine!

By Harvard School of Medicine Professors
Dr. W. Michael Byrd & Dr. Linda A. Clayton


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"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)


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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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Stop the over prosecusion of black physicians by law enforcement!

Ron Myers

TAKE ACTION!
Sign the Petition - Support Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.!


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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


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


Jackson Advocate Newspaper (Jackson, MS)
Black doctors want more than AMA apology for racism
By Earnest McBride     July 25, 2008



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!"




Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
American Pain Institute (API)
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
Myers Foundation For Indigent Health Care & Community Development


P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, Mississippi 39038-0269
662-392-2016    662-247-1471    662-247-4767 Fax



e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com
web site: www.MyersFoundation.net



In memorium to the late
Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman
(1942-2014)
National Juneteenth Medical Commission
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
Cosmic International Foundation (CIF)


150 Summerset Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
601-720-8046



e-mail: drfrankmccune@comcast.net
web site: www.cosmichealthnetwork.com


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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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Click to see the provocative:
ABC News GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Robin Roberts Interview of Dr. Myers!

January 26, 2005


Center For Justice & Democracy (CJ&D)
New Publication by Center for Justice & Democracy Says
“TORT REFORMS” ARE RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY

By Joanne Doroshow & Amy Widman     July 2008



Washington Post Newspaper
Doctors' Group Plans Apology For Racism
AMA Once Barred Black Physicians

By Holly Watt     July 10, 2008



American Medical News
Making medicine more diverse
The AMA has apologized for its history of racial
inequality toward black doctors and has vowed to
improve relations with minority physicians.

Opinion-Editorial     July 18, 2008



Dr. Cobb
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

New York Times Newspaper
Apology Shines Light on Racial Schism in Medicine
By Harriet A. Washington     July 29, 2008



New York Times Newspaper
Rooting Out Racism in Medicine
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.

Opinion-Editorial     August 14, 2008



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



Chicago Reader News & Chicago Tribune Newspaper
A black doctor discusses the AMA apology
A Chicago doctor talks about racism in medicine

By Jeff Kunerth     July 10, 2008



The Dallas Morning News
Doctors in Dallas applaud national association's
discrimination apology

By Scott Farwell     July 10, 2008



Orlando Sentinal Newspaper
Orlando physician finds little comfort in
AMA's apology for racist past

By Jeff Kunerth     July 11, 2008



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)

timesunion.com (Albany, NY)
Apology offers salve for racial wound
Medical group apologizes for old policies of
discrimination against black physicians

By Paul Grondahl     July 11, 2008



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



Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN)
Black doctors cheer apology by American Medical Association
By Lindsey Tanner (AP)     July 11, 2008



Contra Coastal Times News (Oakland, CA)
Kate Scannell: The AMA's apology to African American physicians
By Kate Scannell     July 19, 2008



Sun Sentinal News (Deerfield Beach, FL)
Apology a good start, but AMA needs to do more for black doctors
ISSSUE: Doctors' organization apologizes for discrimination against blacks.

By South Florida Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board     July 22, 2008



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



Doctor


blackvoices.com
Medical Group Apologizes to Black Doctors
By Carmon Dixon     July 23, 2008



doctor
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.


Black Voice News
Black Doctors: Ama Apology For Racism – First Step
By Chris Levister     July 24, 2008



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


The Chronicle (Winston-Salem, NC)
Better Late than Never?
Local doctors react to AMA apology to blacks

By Layla Farmer     July 30, 2008



Dr. Thad Bell
Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell


The Post and Courier News (Charleston, SC)
Apology from AMA for racism
By Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell     August 5, 2008


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



Stop the Medical Malpractice Lynching of
American Pain Institute Founder & President:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.!



Click to see the provocative:
ABC News GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Robin Roberts Interview of Dr. Myers!

January 26, 2005

Click here for important information about the PROTEST RALLY and
how you can help save the medical ministry of Rev., Dr. Myers!
(Includes information on who to write, call or e-mail in support of Dr. Myers)


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


PRESS RELEASE IV
Tort Reform Discriminates Against Poor & Chronic Pain Patients


PRESS RELEASE V
Rally at State Capitol to Protest Insurance Company
Attempts to Violate Poor Patients Medical Privacy Rights


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


STATEMENT BY Winston Price, MD, FAAP President, National Medical Association Before COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS House of Representatives 109th Congress of the United States
14 June 2005


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
TOP NMA OFFICIALS RALLY SUPPORT FOR TCHULA'S RON MYERS

By Barbara Harris     March 3-9, 2005


Greenwood Commonwealth Newspaper
MYERS PLANS RALLY IN JACKSON

By Bob Darden     March 1, 2005


Jackson Advocate Newspaper
DR. MYERS SPEAKS OUT ON GMA

By Barbara Harris     February 3-9, 2005


The Foundation For Taxpayer & Consumer Rights
PRESIDENT BUSH ASKED TO MEET AFRICAN AMERICAN DOCTOR FORCED TO CLOSE CLINICS BY MALPRACTICE INSURER THAT CANCELLED COVERAGE UNDER TORT REFORM

By Jamie Court     January 26, 2005


The Legal Broadcast Network
DR. MYERS SPEAKS AT LEGAL BROADCAST NETWORK TELETHON

Boston, Massachusetts     February 3, 2005


Jackson Advocate Newspaper
DR. MYERS ON GMA: DELTA POOR WITHOUT HEALTH CARE

By Barbara Harris     January 13-19, 2005


Greenwood Commonwealth Newspaper
TCHULA DOCTOR TO BE ON 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' TUESDAY

By Bob Darden     January 13, 2005


Delta Democrat Times Newspaper
PHYSICIAN DISCUSSES FLIP SIDE OF TORT REFORM

By Woodrow Wilson     January 4, 2005


Jackson Advocate Newspaper
Countdown to health care crisis...
CLINICS SERVING STATE'S MOST DEPRESSED AREA MUST CLOSE JAN. 1

By Barbara Harris     December 16-22, 2004


Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
DOCTOR'S TROUBLES HAVE TUPELO ROOTS

By Michaela Gibson Morris     December 18, 2004


The Clarion Ledger Newspaper
DOCTOR SEEKS INJUNCTION TO KEEP MALPRACTICE COVERAGE

By Jimmie E. Gates     December 17, 2004


Modernhealthcare.com
DOC SUES MISSISSIPPI LIABILITY INSURER OVER DENIED RENEWAL

By Mark Taylor     December 10, 2004


The BWP.com Newsletter
BLACK PHYSICIAN VICTIM OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LYNCHING

By James I. Neusom     October 24, 2004


Drug Reporter
THE POLITICS OF PAIN

By DRC Net     October 4, 2004


Jackson Advocate Newspaper
STATE TRYING TO STOP LOCAL DOCTOR'S MEDICAL MINISTRY

By Barbara Harris     September 30, 2004


Center For Justice & Democracy (CJ&D)
"Tort Reform" and Racial Prejudice: A Troublesome Connection

By Emily Gottlieb, Geoff Boehm, Joanne Doroshow     March 2004




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