Dr UMAR JOHNSON
Dr Umar Johnson is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist who specializes in the education and mental health of African and African American children.
Dr Umar is the founder of the
” unapologetically African (black) college ”
learning about the great persons that helped shaped the global African struggle for freedom and independence.
Two years later he became an author of the book Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education and ADHD Wars Against Black Boys which led to him travelling all over the world hosting seminars, educating African-Americans on ways to help young black students who may suffer from the Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) epidemic.
Many believe all the exposure Johnson was receiving along with the fundraising for the future opening of the Frederick Douglass / Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy led him to his January 8th hearing in Harrisburg’s North Building downtown.
One piece of evidence that was presented in Johnson’s alleged misuse of the general terms “psychology” or “psychologist” many felt was unsettling just like that Monday morning’s wintry mix.
Most of his followers are already familiar with his job title, only to have it questioned using interviews two and three from an urban syndicated radio show. That radio show being The Breakfast Club 105.1 FM, where Dr. Johnson appeared for a total of three times.
During his first interview, which there was no mention of; Johnson came clad in a suit and tie, where he also announced his job title and credentials before involving himself with any topics the radio personalities sought out.
So when asked to make an appearance for a second and third time, Johnson already acclimated with the radio show’s audience and the audience being familiar with him; approached the interview more casual, sporting a dashiki and at times using the general terms “psychology” or “psychologist” while conversing on topics that were asked, addressing the betterment of a “people.”
The subjects covered the importance of procreating within the African-American race, economics, African-American accountability, how neglect or abuse affects children into adulthood, the school to prison pipeline, along with many other issues.
So again I ask, was D Johnson on trial for the alleged misuse of the word “psychologist” or is he on trial for his leadership role in representing “Afrikan Amerikan” people ? ”
It seems like every leader who ever challenged the system for the progression of African-Americans has suffered, being put on the chopping block, and Dr. Johnson is no exception.
Why do so many people dismiss his message ? Is it because they disagree with some of his ideologies? When you look at the current state of black people, there’s a correlation to child psychology, and some of his ideologies are necessary in the fight for evolution.
Two of Johnson’s goals are to see the black race move forward together and overcome the trauma we have experienced over the decades, and to properly prepare black children to evolve from being just populations of people to being “communities.”
“We don’t really have communities, we have populations….You have a population of people in Harrisburg…You can’t have crime in a community. You can’t have unemployment in a community,” he frankly expressed to me.
“You can’t have homelessness and hunger in a community. You can not have miseducation in the community, it’s impossible, because common-unity would dictate that that gets eradicated. We don’t have that….we don’t even have neighbourhoods because we’re not neighbourly to each other,” he said.