Alvin F. Poussaint is a renowned scholar, psychiatrist, and consultant. He studied at Columbia University and Cornell University, and is currently at Harvard Medical School, where he serves as the dean of students. He is the author and coauthor of many articles and publications including Raising Black Children and Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African-Americans.
Poussaint is perhaps best known for his work with Bill Cosby as a media consultant on scripts and storylines for the African American situation comedies The Cosby Show and A Different World, ensuring the shows promoted a positive healthy and realistic image of black families.
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