Association Of Black Psychologists at Virginia Tech

Association of Black Psychologists at Virginia Tech.

The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivement and illumination of the African Spirit. Purpose of the Association: The Association is organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including but not limited to: * promoting and advancing the profession of African Psychology * influencing and affecting social change; and * developing programs whereby psychologists of African descent (hereafter known as Black Psychologists) can assist in solving problems of Black communities and other ethnic groups.

[10/17/14]   Special thanks to everybody who came out and supported the Association of Black Psychologists at VT & the Sneaker Club at VT last night. The bake sale was definitely a success! Look out for out next general body meeting next week

[09/08/14]   Make sure to stop by ABPsi's table at the BOC Showcase today in Commonwealth Ballroom Squires from 4pm-6pm!

[04/17/14]   Be sure to come blow some steam or invoke some thought at the Rap and Relax session today at 2:00 pm in the Black Cultural Center. Everyone is invited, bring your friends!!

[04/14/14]   Need something to do Thursday afternoon? Stop by the Black Cultural Center at 2:00 for our Rap and Relax session with Director of Africana Studies, Dr. Ellington T. Graves.

[04/13/14]   Welcome to all Gateway students. Take all of VT in and enjoy your weekend.

[04/07/14]   Monday is upon us again. Let's make this another great week!!

[04/03/14]   Come and check out the first of ABPsi's Rap and Relax series in the Black Cultural Center today at 2:00 pm!! We'll be featuring Dr. Ellington T. Graves from the Sociology Department at Virginia Tech.

[04/01/14]   Happy April Fool's Day everyone!!

[03/31/14]   Another great Hokie week is underway!

[03/28/14]   We have a general body meeting today at 3:00 pm in Williams Hall 120. Please feel free to join us, we'd love to have you.

[03/20/14]   Everybody be sure to come out to our bake sale tonight at 9:00 pm in front of Souvlaki's in downtown Blacksburg. Funnel cake and candy apple heaven!!

[03/01/14]   In honor of Black History Month, below are a few facts regarding interesting facts in Black History and a background of how February became Black History Month.

Black History Month was first named Negro History Week, the first week in February, by Carter G. Woodson on February 12, 1926. With the help and dedication of Carter G. Woodson, his fraternity Omega Psi Fi, the black community, and many more, Negro History Week became Black History Month.

February 1: In 1865, the first Black lawyer, John S. Rock, was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court.

February 3: In 1870, the 15th amendment was ratified allowing blacks to vote.

February 4: In 1913 Rosa Parks, civil rights activist and inspiration for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, was born in Tuskegee, AL. She was the reason for the historical year-long boycott of the bus system when she refused to give up her sit to a white.

February 5: In 1958, the first Black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe was Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr.

February 6: In 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia, the first organized emigration of Blacks back to Africa, left New York for Sierra Leone with 86 Blacks aboard.

February 10: In 1989, Ronald H. Brown was elected Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Brown was the first Black to head a major political party.

February 12: In 1909, after many riots that occurred in Springfield, IL, the NAACP was founded. With W. E. B. Du Bois as one of its chief organizers, the group originally fought to abolish forced segregation and enforce the 14th and 15th Amendments.

February 16: After only 941 games of basketball, basketball legend, Wilt Chamberlain was the first NBA player to score 30,000 points in 1972.

February 19: In 1993, Kenya Moore was the second Black women to be crowned "Miss USA” in the pageant's 42-year history.

February 24: In 1992, Edward Perkins, the first Black Ambassador to South Africa (1986), was nominated UN Ambassador by President George Bush.

[02/06/14]   Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our event tonight. We hope that it was as informative as it was fun for us to present it. Be on the lookout for events in the future!!

[02/05/14]   See everybody at the Psychology of the Black Experience program at 7:00 pm in the Graduate Life Center Room G!!!

[02/05/14]   Today is the day!! Come out to the Psychology of the Black Experience event in the Graduate Life Center. We have a great program planned for you all......and there will be FREE FOOD!!!

Angles of psychology: Exploring ethnic heritage

Happy first day of classes Hokies!! Supplement your classes with a nice read courtesy of the Collegiate Times. A student group on campus is discovering how ethnic heritage plays a role in psychology while helping students become better equipped for mental health studies and professions.

[11/14/13]   Come out to our Black Jeopardy Event tonight at VT in the Black Cultural Center at 7pm!!! We love your support!!

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