‘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.
Chicago’s Madden/Wells Project Live in Better Housing, Safer Neighborhoods; Still Face Health and Job Problems
Nearly a decade after the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) started to relocate families from the distressed Madden/Wells community, most former residents live in better housing and safer neighborhoods and report lower levels of anxiety. But poor health—marked by high rates of chronic physical and mental health problems—is keeping many out of the workforce.
Today, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs.
Negative stereotypes not only jeopardize how members of stigmatized groups might perform on tests and in other skill-based acts, such as driving and golf putting, but they also can inhibit actual learning, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.
Recently, title companies, attorneys, realtors and lenders were all frantically trying to complete closings on pending real estate transactions. June 30, 2010, marked the last day on which homebuyers had to complete settlement on their purchase of a principal residence in order to qualify for either the $8,000 or $6,500 refundable federal tax credit. If you missed the deadline, dont panic relief is on the way, according to Richard Marmon, an associate professor of accounting in the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J., who holds advanced degrees in business, law and tax and is a certified public accountant, certified management accountant and licensed attorney.
(NNPA) - A new report was released in June that sheds a sobering light on how many Black and Latino boys grow up in communities that are, in a number of ways, dangerous to their health.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) - On the heels of a major win after the NAACP's call for an end to the racist wing of the political Tea Party movement, the organization pushed forward this week with plans for a national march and rally in D.C. on October 2.
(NNPA) - The Justice Department has announced indictments for six New Orleans police officers in connection with a fatal shooting and subsequent cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
(NNPA) – In the works since May, the White House plans to challenge the immigration policy that has sparked debate and controversy. The U.S. Justice Department has officially filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona seeking an injunction on the state’s immigration law (known as SB 1070), claiming it illegally intrudes on federal prerogatives.
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