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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 October 2014 14:26.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study. “Starting when a woman becomes overweight, she is increasingly less likely to work in a personal interaction or personal communication occupation. And the heaviest women in the labor market are the least likely individuals to work in personal interaction occupations,” says Jennifer Shinall, assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School and author of ‘Occupational Characteristics and the Obesity Wage Penalty.


Jordan Davis’ Killer to Be Jailed for Life

Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:06.

Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle.  A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis. Of course, millions of people welcomed the news of Dunn’s conviction in what was a retrial on the first-degree murder charge.  Yet, we join with Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, the parents of Jordan Davis, in the call for continue vigilance and activism to ensure the living memory of Jordan Davis. Advancing the ongoing movement for freedom, justice and equality for Black Americans and all people is a necessary step to solidify the legacy of Jordan Davis and all those who have been unjustly killed by the soiled brutal hands of racial injustice.


Houston Dermatologist Leads the Fight Against "PFB" by Creating Skin Care Products That are Easily Accessible for All Now!

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:05.

Houston, TX -- ( -- Moore Unique Skin Care, a Houston based, African American owned company just received notice that Walmart has agreed to carry three of its products through the Walmart "Made in the USA" program. Made in the USA is part of an effort by Walmart to create more American jobs through its commitment to purchase an additional $250 billion over a 10 year period from companies manufacturing in the U.S. Three of the products approved to be carried in Walmart stores are Hydroglide Ascend Shave Gel, Razor Rash Relief Cream, & Clear Skin Acne Wash; they will be available in selected Walmart shelves in late January 2015.


Talk Therapy – Not Medication – Best for Social Anxiety Disorder

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:06.

But many lack access to trained therapists, choose medication or nothing at all to treat the common mental illness. While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects long after treatment has stopped. Social anxiety disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by intense fear and avoidance of social situations and affects up to 13 percent of Americans and Europeans. Most people never receive treatment for the disorder. For those who do, medication is the more accessible treatment because there is a shortage of trained psychotherapists.


Seminaries Do Very Little to Train Pastors How to Help Mentally Ill Congregants

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 15 September 2014 13:31.

People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a Baylor University study. As a result, “many people in congregations continue to suffer under well-meaning pastors who primarily tell them to pray harder or confess sin in relation to mental health problems,” researchers wrote in the study, published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education.


Photographer Donna Ferrato First Gallery Exhibition in Her Series on Women Who Have Left Abusers

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:22.

Donna Ferrato, a documentary photographer who has received international acclaim for her work to capture and end family violence, will launch Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt University the first gallery exhibition in her series that focuses on women who have left their abusers. "I Am Unbeatable–Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment: Photographs by Donna Ferrato," will be on display at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 4. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in honor of the photographer Sept. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ferrato will speak on "Looking for Positive Change in a Climate of Fear" at 6 p.m. In addition to photographs, a video about a survivor of domestic violence named Sarah will run continuously in the gallery. 

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