The SonRise Project creator Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces Dr. Rick Wallace. He is founder and CEO of The Visionetics Institute and uses a wide range of disciplines including neuro-linguistic programming, psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals thrive in every area of their lives. He is also author of “The Undoing of the African American Mind” as well as “The Mis-education of Black Youth in America.” In this episode, Dr. Wallace explores the multiple issues plaguing the black community including systemic racism, racial trauma, poverty and collective biases. Dr. Wallace also talks about the restoration of the Black family nucleus and the critical role it plays in personal development, especially its youth. He says functional family dynamics are essential and can be a powerful force for healing from addiction and mental illness. He believes it’s possible expand the inner circle beyond family to include friends, teachers, mentors and professionals who are willing to facilitate healing, growth and expansion of one’s potential.