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Better health makes better men and better men make better families and communities. – “Dr. Jean Bonhomme”.
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Kendrick Love Dance Company
Mr. Kendrick Love Sr. offers 20 years of experience in teaching Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, and Ballet. He is a Teacher for Cobb County Schools and has a Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation and experience teaching classes for males, children & adults and seniors. Kendrick Love Dance Company supports The National Black Men’s Health Network through Dance Therapy.
His training has been influenced by various styles of dance including Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey, and African dance.
We honor his student Ian Hopgood who transitioned on January 8, 2018. Mr. Love assisted with Ian meeting a real superhero Mr. Chadwick Boseman, our beloved Black Panther.
Mr. Kendrick continues to serve his students with love and compassion knowing that pain will come but you must breathe through and relax back into the flow of life.
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Greetings from The National Black Men’s Health Network!
We are a non-profit, 501c3 organization serving the community since June 1987. Our mission is to provide health education to all and reach black men, boys, and their families with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, relaxation techniques, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.
“Baba’s 3 Health Connections” will kick-off during Men’s Health month which is in June. Our goal is to increase healthy relationships for families. We use MeetPlayWin.com to host an activity each month for men and their families to increase their physical, mental and social engagement. Join one of our events or make a commitment to creating/hosting an event each month.
Our network of practitioners offers classes and services. We use music, meditation, yoga, counseling, dance, massage therapy and health education to improve the health of the entire family. Men and boys have a number of serious debilitating and life-limiting health concerns that occur with exclusively or with greater frequency among individuals with the male gender. Prostate cancer occurs with comparable frequency and mortality to breast cancer, but the former receives much less funding and media attention. Men are less likely to have health insurance and less likely to have seen a doctor in the past year than women. While the average life expectancy of women and men was about equal in the 1920’s, life expectancy increased at an unequal rate such that there is now a six to a seven-year gap between the genders. Men’s average life expectancy is now nearly 10% less than that for women.
One of the reasons that men’s health is a particular concern to black men is that many of the health issues that affect men more frequently than women, such as prostate cancer and homicide, statistically appear to affect black men most of all. As the only group in America still with a life expectancy only in the mid-sixties, many black men do not live long enough to collect social security or Medicare.
We now have scientific evidence that disease has determinants and does not just come about at random. At least 80% of deaths are lifestyle-related, and as we acquire more knowledge about the causes of disease, that percent is only likely to grow. Men die more from all of the ten leading causes of death than women do; yet little attention has been paid to the health and longevity of this segment of the population. It is time for this oversight to be corrected, and your highly commendable efforts are a long overdue step in that direction. Pepperjam Verification
Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH
President of NBMHN