(NNPA) - A 2009 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that black teens and young adults are more prone to violence than their white counterparts. Despite that alarming fact, mentoring and counseling groups like the District-based Evolutionary Elders (EE) ...
105 New Selected Talented Voices from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2010 Choir Kennedy Center Performance with Host Dr. Shirley Caesar "Lifting Voices for Health, Leadership, Diversity and Economic Empowerment"
To a 5-year-old, money is clinking coins in a piggybank. To a teenage girl, it's a new pair of skinny jeans. To a tween boy whose parents have lost their jobs to the recession, money is dinner. The economic downturn has all of us thinking about ways to save and how to spend wisely.
‘Macho’ Masculine Stereotype Not Healthy for Relationships: Watching superheroes beat up villains may not be the best image for boys to see if society wants to promote kinder, less stereotypical male behaviors, according to psychologists who spoke Sunday at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
IN THE SHADOW OF FREEDOM: A Heroic Journey to Manhood and Liberation (Atria Books; On-sale August 2010; ISBN: 978-1-4391-1629-6; $15.00), written with Travis Sentell, Missamou recalls the harrowing saga of his incredible life in vivid detail. Born a member of the Bakongo tribe, Missamou was recruited into its militia at the age of seven to wage a civil war against tribes in the northern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the next 12 years, he witnessed his child comrades being plied with drugs and alcohol to shoot the so-called enemy with AK-47s and commit atrocities against them. But as the civil war continued to escalate, Missamou was struck with the realization that all the citizens in the Congo were his brothers and sisters so he laid down his arms and was reunited with his mother and siblings.
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