Most people would not blame Lonise Bias if she climbed into a shell and never emerged after experiencing every parent's nightmare – not once, but twice – with the untimely deaths of her sons.
A diverse crowd of concerned parents and residents from a cross section of Philadelphia gathered at the Vare Recreation Center, in South Philadelphia, to discuss possible solutions to the escalating problem of youth violence. The event was organized by Mothers in Charge, an organization consisting of mothers who lost children in acts of violence.
There are so many disparities facing the Black community today state Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-13th District) said she has lost count. “The number of disparities facing our communities continue to grow with no end in sight and I no longer can keep up with them,” Hunter told the Crusader. “But if I had to list the top three it would the criminal justice system, education and employment.” E. Hardy knows too well the struggles Black men face once they are cycled through the criminal justice system. In 2002, he pled guilty to felony retail theft to avoid a trial and possible incarceration if convicted.
ATLANTA – More than 300,000 low-income students will be able to access broadband in their homes through a new program designed to bridge the digital divide between people with access to technology and people without it, officials announced.
738 U.S. cities have signed on to the Million Father March 2011, the largest back-to-school initiative in United States' history
By Phillip Jackson Chicago - An army of more than one million American men are taking to the streets this year in one of the most important battles that America has ever fought. And that is the battle for the hearts, minds and spirits of American children. These men will include janitors, lawyers, doctors, technicians, factory workers, bankers, bus drivers, construction workers, policemen and trash collectors.
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2011 -- The number of people of color in the workforce -- particularly Hispanics and Asian Americans -- will soar in the next two decades as the older population expands, grows more diverse, and works longer. But, African Americans and Hispanics age 50 and older face substantial workplace challenges, including relatively low earnings, high unemployment, and limited access to self-employment. Older Asians fare better, but still lag behind their non-Hispanic white counterparts on many indicators.
Whether you are swimming in the Olympics or saving for a vacation, being able to see progress toward your goal will help you reach it. "The easier a goal is to see, the closer it seems," said Rajesh Bagchi, assistant professor of marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
It is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama and Democrats need pressure from within the party to force them to stand their ground against the Tea Party insurrection in Congress. As was evident in the recent debt ceiling fiasco, conservative House Republicans have gravitated even farther to the right because of pressure from the Tea Party movement. Democrats are being towed along kicking and screaming.
(NNPA) - Conservative pundit Pat Buchanan is playing damage control after creating a bit of controversy when he referred to President Barack Obama as “your boy” in a discussion with Rev. Al Sharpton. Buchanan, a former Republican presidential candidate, was appearing on a show Sharpton was hosting on MSNBC Aug. 2 when he brought up the issue of the Bush tax cuts.
Ke’Shaun Vanderhorst, Jeanine Barnwell, Jaycee Dugard and Caylee Anthony. All four individuals have something in common: their lives were ended or altered tragically.
Nearly 800,000 children under the age of 18 are reported missing each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Of those reported missing, 33 percent are African-American.
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- Mandatory Drug Testing for the Poor
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