​​The BACGroup

BPEEtalks  2017 Supporters:

 Louisiana Department of Health STD/HIV Program, New Orleans Black Pride Festival,  Foundation of Louisiana, Duke of Orleans, and The Page.


Michael L. Robinson, MSW, LCSW

BACH Therapeutic Counseling Services CEO, Psychotherapist

More and more we are understanding that just focusing on behaviors and access to health care, alone, is not enough. More attention needs to be paid to the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Thus, BPEEtalks is a TEDtalk styled event that focuses on Black SGL, Trans, and Queer people's self-efficacy, wellness, and well-being. BPEEtalks will consist of Black SGL, Trans, and Queer people and their allies - lay people, performers, and mental health and healthcare experts, providers, and advocates, sharing their ideas, insight, and information-resources that speak to the experiences and needs of Black SGL, Trans, and Queer persons living in New Orleans, all of Louisiana, and throughout the South. BPEEtalks will take place Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at the New Orleans Jazz Market - 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA. BPEEtalks' areas of focus are Trauma, Relationships, Wellness & Well-being, and Self-Love​. The BPEEtalks will also feature Big Freedia, Dr. Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, and BACH's CROPs 2017 BPEE FOUNDATION HONOREES.  The BPEE FOUNDATION HONOREES are being recognized because their efforts have directly or indirectly laid and/or are laying a FOUNDATION that promotes and/or supports self-efficacy, wellness, and well-being among Louisiana’s Black same-gender loving (SGL; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual), Trans, and Queer persons.

  • Don Evans
  • Women With A Vision
  • Forum For Equality 
  • Louisiana Department of Health STD/HIV Program
  • Priest Cormier
  • Opal Wiley
  • BreakOUT 
  • Louisiana Center for Health Equity
  • The NOLA Dollhouse Wives of Prevention
  • Michael Hickerson 
  • Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell
  • LGBT Community Center of New Orleans


#Wellness &


Dr. Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Ph.D. 

Clinical Psychologist, Professor, and co-Editor of Black LGBT Health in the United States 


Board Members

Special Guests:

Big Freedia


Dr. Darnell Gooch, D.Min.  

Senior Pastor of the Cathedral of Praise Church of Memphis

BPEEtalks 2017

2017 BPEEtalks Celebrant, Keynotes, and Content Speakers: 


Teryl Lynn Foxx, BS

​Miss Continental Elite 2016 


  • Dr. Chavez Phelps, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist, Researcher, and Assistant Professor, Indiana State University
  • Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn, Ph.D., LPC-S, LPC-MHSP, NCC (Ally) UNO Visiting Assistant Professor and Owner,

             Wilborn Clinical Services


  • Dr. Charles Corprew, Ph.D. (Ally) - Founder and President of What's Your Revolution and a Kellogg Foundation

             Community Leadership Fellow

  • Gwendolyn Clemons, MBA - co-Founder of The Unleashed Voice media marketing firm and Editor of the The

             Unleashed Voice Magazine

  • Dr. Davin Clemons, D.Min. - The Unleashed Voice Magazine co-Founder/Publisher

#Wellness & Well-being

  • Dr. Eric Griggs, M.D. (Ally) - New Orleans Health and Wellness Ambassador and Director of Community Medicine, Access Health Louisiana
  • Dr. Tavell L. Kindall, DNP, APRN, FNP - Chronic Disease Provider, Go Care and Training Faculty at LSU's AIDS Education and Training Center​
  • Lakeesha Harris, MA - Program Manager, Women With A Vision and a co-Founder of Seeds Literary Arts Journal  


  • D.M. Monroe - Life Coach and BPEE board member
  • J. Christopher - Dillard University Student and Founder of Mission to Success


(NEW) 2018 BPEEtalks 

Board Members:

Saturday, November 25th 

New Orleans Jazz Market 

To contact BPEE staff, 

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Dr. Jonathan Mathias



Deon Haywood 

Executive Director of Women With A Vision and 2017 SisterSong Honoree

Don Evans, Michael Chancley, Michael Hubbard II,  Vaughn Collins

Dr. Earnest Ricks, Joseph McCrory,  Dr. Earl Benjamin, K. D. Monroe

A. Kenyatta Parks,  Jasmine Davis, Deon Haywood, Shaquita Borden

Tela Love,  Amanda Emily Smith, Blaze Edwards, Marco Iverson