Kimya Nuru Dennis

Educator, Trainer, Evaluator, and Researcher, 365 Diversity, LLC

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Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is founder and owner of 365 Diversity, LLC; and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary educator, trainer, evaluator, and researcher specializing in demographic-and-cultural consciousness. 

365 Diversity, LLC increases demographic-and-cultural consciousness and reduces demographic-and cultural disparities and injustices. 365 Diversity, LLC provides results-based training, workshops, evaluations, and assessments for local, national, and international K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, legal-crime-penal systems, and medical-health systems. 365 Diversity, LLC reaches leaders and decision makers capable of making measurable and lasting changes. 


The Complexities of Black Youth Suicide

No Jargon Podcast

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"Mental Health And Minority Communities," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Interview with Ann Fisher, All Sides, March 29, 2018.
"Seeing Suicide Through A Non-White Lens," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Interview with Laura Ellis, Strange Fruit, March 24, 2018.
"Exercise Science and Suicide Demographics," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Interview with Ann Fisher, All Sides, February 28, 2018.
"Suicide Isn’t Just a ‘White People Thing’," Kimya Nuru Dennis, The Conversation, February 7, 2018.
Kimya Nuru Dennis quoted by John Hinton, "Winston-Salem Experienced 25 Homicides in 2017; Community Urged to Join Together to Lower that Number" Winston-Salem Journal, December 31, 2017.
"Demographic and Cultural Variance in this 'Opioid Crisis'," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Mental Health America of Virginia, November 28, 2017.
Kimya Nuru Dennis's research on Kim Whiting, "Birth of a 'Shooter': Roots of Black Violence Can Be Found in a Community's History," The Reporters inc., October 1, 2017.
Kimya Nuru Dennis's research on John Hinton, "After Shootings, Winston-Salem Police Vow to 'Combat this Stuff'," Winston-Salem Journal, September 26, 2017.
"First Responders Need Mental Health Too," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Mental Health America of Virginia, July 9, 2017.
"Mental-Health Outreach, Spiritual Communities Can Work Together," Kimya Nuru Dennis, iam1in4, May 23, 2017.
"Mental Health and Substance Abuse," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Mental Health America of Virginia, April 25, 2017.
"How Will Virginia Address Mental Illness in Jails and Prisons?," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Mental Health America of Virginia, March 14, 2017.
"Resources Available to Reduce Stress, Violence," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Richmond Free Press, October 31, 2016.
"The Childfree, Cultural Identity and Intracultural Diversity," Kimya Nuru Dennis,, October 18, 2016.
Interview on prevalence of mental health in racial and ethnic minority communities Kimya Nuru Dennis, Huffington Post Blog, November 6, 2015.
"Virginia Shooting: Life and Death on Social Media," Kimya Nuru Dennis, Matisak’s Blog, August 27, 2015.
Kimya Nuru Dennis quoted on Black homicide victims by John Hinton, "Number of Homicides in Winston-Salem Unchanged for 2014" Winston-Salem Journal, January 4, 2015.
Kimya Nuru Dennis quoted on guns and violent crime by John Hinton, "City, Residents Look for Solutions to Stem Deadly Violence" Winston-Salem Journal, February 16, 2014.
Kimya Nuru Dennis quoted on Winston-Salem’s increase in crime by John Hinton, "City Homicide Rate Nearly Doubles from 2012 to 2013" Winston-Salem Journal, December 31, 2013.
Interview on childfree people of the African diaspora Kimya Nuru Dennis, Laura Carroll Blog, December 6, 2013.
Kimya Nuru Dennis quoted on the use of Tasers by Richard Craver, "WFU Baptist Study: Taser Shots to Chest Don't Increase Risk of Death" Winston-Salem Journal, July 16, 2012.


"Black Male Suicide: Inward Expressions of Social Status and Status Frustration" in Handbook of Research on Black Males, edited by Theodore Ransaw, Charles Gause, and Richard Majors (Michigan State University Press, forthcoming).

Explores the nuanced and multifaceted phenomena known as the Black male.  Provides a comprehensive tool that can serve as a resource to articulate and argue for policy change. Suggests educational improvements and judicial reform.

"Need for Understanding between Civilian CIT Trainers and Law Enforcement CIT Trainees," NC CIT State Advisory Committee, December 2014.
Discusses interviews of eleven law enforcement representatives who have undergone CIT (mental health) training. Emphasizes increased awareness of the needs of mental health consumers and improving the relationship between consumers and law enforcement.
"Being Black, a Woman, and Childfree: The Intersection of Race and Gender," Association of Black Sociologists, October 2014.
Discusses the preliminary findings of ongoing study of childfree people of the African diaspora. Interviews have been conducted on 54 childfree women of the African diaspora and 3 childfree men of the African diaspora in the U.S.A., Africa, and Europe.