About Me


It is my hope that Failure to Listen will  inform and open minds about  culture,  social justice, equity and access in disadvantaged groups and people of color.   My Jamaican first-generation immigrant background combined with growing up in Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx, will explain my passion and empathy for our most vulnerable and disenfranchised brothers and sisters.

We are individuals connected by communities.

The Internet is quickly changing the world! It’s not perfect and there are dangers. But anyone can tell her ever-changing story to the world because of the internet. My story changes as I change. But my background remains the same.

I have always wanted to be a doctor. I became one. Now I need a new career

I am an undergrad of Cornell who majored in Chemistry then received an MD from Yale Medical School. I really planned on becoming a dermatologist. My dream was to create skin care products. At that time, dermatology was not a challenging field (my perception). I felt certain boredom would set in if I doomed myself to a life of treating acne. Now dermatology is one of the most exciting fields in medicine.

I  was Board Certified in Internal Medicine.   I completed my residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital then practiced Emergency Medicine for the next 20 years with some Internal Medicine.

I retired from practice in 2009 in good standing and planned to re-certify for the Boards in 2015 but did not.   In 2011, I enrolled in the MPH program at Harvard School of Public Health. This was a one year program  that I  wished to spread out over 4-5 years but my illness intervened and I withdrew from Harvard.

I learned a lot at Harvard!

This blog site is my opportunity to share my experiences, knowledge, and the belief in the necessity of building multi-cultural relationships to facilitate collaborative solutions. This is a first step in tackling disparities in justice, equity and access as well as many other adaptive problems.

Updated on 8/19/2016

44 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Would you consider adding information about Ashes 2 Ashes? This is homegoing celebration and annual ceremony for those African Americans who lost their lives to the brutalization of lynching during the Jim Crow Laws? Ashes2Ashes4Every.com host information about the annual event which is the vision of Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker. This year the ceremony will be Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm. There is a documentary being produced by Rees Film LLC so you must register online to attend.


  2. I’m impressed with what you do here—and in your hectic real-world life, too! Will look forward to spending time exploring your blog and seeing some of the many interests and inspirations you share here.

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  3. Thanks Angela for meeting on your blog. Warm wishes and kind regards!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCTz5fezVwI >>As a memory to RFK in his efforts to more social justice, in
    similar line as MLK and eventually President Barack Obama, – the last of which we hope that during the last 2
    years of his Presidency he will be able to push forward ever lasting changes for more social justice.


    1. Paul, pleasure to meet you. The name of your blog is one of my favorite quotes…I live my life by that quote.

      We will see what mid-term elections bring. Not sure I am completely on board with either party though…


  4. Angela, I really love the new look of your blog site! I have shared a few poems over the past few weeks and yet I must admit I have not visited or been able to visit as many blogs as I normally do, one problem is health changes, the other is I love to leave messages to all I read…as I think that if someone takes the time to write, we should leave a response on what they share. So I feel I have neglected your blog! But the health is improving for now. I shall keep up with you and I appreciate all the information you share, for it does keep us aware. Hope all is well with you. God bless and talk to you soon!


    1. Morning Wendell, thank you and I changed the look again. Just can’t get the right feel. 🙂

      Oh, I understand and often feel like you; however, not as organized as I spread myself thin. Glad to hear your health improves; it takes illness to really appreciate health. Mine is also getting better hopefully Spring is really on the way.

      Have a great day!



  5. We share, in common, wanting to help/serve the underserved. My hubby and I do volunteer work at a free medical/legal clinic in Thousand Oaks, CA., The Westminister Free Clinic, which services the poor in east Ventura County. Food for our hearts. Nice to connect with a kindred soul. Thank you and good luck with all your endeavors. Maybe some day our paths will cross. Love, Paulette


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