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Saving Lives: Professor’s Shakespeare Program Works with ‘Worst of the Worst’

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 11 September 2010 15:14.

Laura Bates walked into Wabash Valley Correctional FacilityLaura Bates walked into Wabash Valley Correctional Facility’s segregated housing unit and began knocking on inmate’s metal cell doors. “Hi. Would you like to read Shakespeare?” she asked. Those knocks led to a one-of-a-kind program.


Celebrating 23 Years of Diversity: Your Opinion Matters to Us

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 02:29.

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Unemployment Among Black Women Surges National Women’s Law Center

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 27 August 2010 12:12.

Analysis by the National Women’s Law Center of July(NNPA) - Analysis by the National Women’s Law Center of July jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that unemployment surged among vulnerable groups of women last month, highlighting the need for Congress to do more.


GDN Book Feature: “Come To Win” By Venus Williams

Written by Lynia White on Friday, 27 August 2010 12:05.

WTA-UNESCO Gender EqualityVenus Williams has become a household name. Venus is synonymous with success. At the young age of 30, she has become a huge success in a number of ways. Most people are familiar with her career in tennis. She is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and she has won numerous Wimbledon titles.


Bridging Generation Gaps to Inspire African-American Youth Health

Written by Jessica Harper on Friday, 27 August 2010 11:49.

(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) ...


Dr. Shirley Caesar to Host HBCU Choirs 2010 Kennedy Center Performance

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 August 2010 12:34.

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" 


Kids and Money: The Right Ages and Stages to Teach Kids About Spending, Saving and Giving

Written by Anissa Anderson Orr on Friday, 20 August 2010 12:32.

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. 


Today's Superheroes Send Wrong Image to Boys

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 20 August 2010 12:31.

‘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

Written by Travis Sentell on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:22.

Tchicaya Missamou with Travis SentellIN 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

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:06.

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.