Shop Talk

June 16, 2022
Masterpiece Barber School

3510 E. Bonanza Rd., Ste. 150
Las Vegas, NV 89110

44% of black men have some form of heart disease. Join the conversation as we address the impact of heart disease among black men.

Shop Talk, presented by the Barbershop Health Outreach Project (BSHOP) will feature a panel of experts in the field of health and wellness. Join the conversation moderated by Robert, Twix, Taylor, owner of Fade’Em All Barbershop.

Space is limited. RSVP to attend in person.


Questions? Please contact Amineh Harvey at

Discussion Topics

  • How to lower your risk for heart disease and stroke
  • How to control and manage your blood pressure
  • How stress is a contributing factor
  • How distrust in the health care system can impact preventable health care
  • How physical activity and nutrition improves heart health

Featured Guest Panelists

Raymond Chester, Raiders Alumnus – Raymond was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl Champion in 1980.

Anthony Harris, LCSW, LADC — Pastor Anthony Harris is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada and founder of the Power Center Church. He is the Clinical Director of Whole &Health Life Management services. Pastor Harris has a passion for helping Black men navigate the path of mental health wholeness.

Shenakwa Hawkins, MSN,APRN, FNP-C — Shenakwa Hawkins is the founder of Care with Purpose Medical Center. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years. As a Black woman, she is especially drawn to support marginalized communities in their fight for good health

Michael John Franklin, BA neuropsychology and physiology, Masters Mental Health Counseling — Michael John Franklin is a Mental Health Therapist Licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor. For the past six years, he has worked with adults, young adults, and youth that have mental health issues within the Las Vegas Valley. He is doctoral student at Walden University where his dissertation focus is on early diagnosis of African American juvenile offenders and retention of diagnosed psychological services.

Dr. Bennett E. Mitchell, M.D., FAAFP, FAIHQ — Medical Director Occupation/Employee Health Patient Safety Officer, Associate Medical Director/QA, QI, Southwest Medical Associates

Jamerson Holloway, DNP(c), MBA, BSN, RN– Manager of a Patient Aligned Care Team at the VA with a focus on prevention and chronic condition management. After significant successes in sales, marketing, and customer service, looking to become a mentor, manager, and leader to assist others in attaining their goals with a focus on service for humanity.


This publication was supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number 5 NU58DP006538-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division nor the CDC.