Dr. Umar Johnson is a 37-year old Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Certified K-12 School Principal, activist, orator and political scientist. He practices psychology privately in Pennsylvania and also serves as a special education evaluator. He specializes in working with children who are suicidal, depressed and/or violent. Johnson also trains educators and mental health technicians in a variety of psycho-educational topics that include Attention Deficit Disorder and other disruptive behavior disorders.
Dr. Johnson is considered by many to be an expert on how learning disabilities affect black children and how to help schools and parents use behavior therapy to modify behaviors before they become disruptive. He has tried to raise money to start a school for around one thousand Black boys called the Frederick Douglass Marcus Garvey Academy.
Dr. Johnson is considered a Pan-Africanist and is an follower of the teachings of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican Pan-Africanist who organized a return to Africa movement in the early 1900’s. While Johnson does not call for a separatist solution to help solve the myriad of issues faces by blacks in America, he does believe something significant must be done.
While much of Johnson’s work focuses on education, Johnson also ventures into other issues that affect Blacks in America. In this talk, Johnson addresses the lack of Black leadership since the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., asserting that no new leaders have taken their place because schools and churches have not put forth a genuine effort to train children and young people to be leaders. He also reveals the warning Malcolm X got prior to his death as well as the Nation of Islam’s connection to government agents. In his discussion of little known facts, Johnson reveals that three chapters were removed from Malcolm X’s biography and the motivation behind their removal. There are also many other details about the deaths of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.