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Entries by Marcus Bright from 07/2012

A Model for Empowering a New Generation to Combat Youth Violence

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices

Homicides in the city of Chicago have sparked the resurgence of a national discussion on preventing youth violence. Politicians, civil rights leaders, scholars, and others have been called upon to solve the problem of violence in urban areas.

The Impact of the "Housewives" Phenomenon and What We Can Do About It"

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Black Voices

The young men who are groomed to epitomize hyper-superficiality have a generation of young women who are encouraged to select their mates based on what the person has financially and materially as opposed to who the person is on the inside.

From George Wallace to Rick Scott: States' Rights and the Battle for Implementation

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

It took 15 years for the public policy set forward by the Brown vs. Board of Education case of 1954 to reach the cotton fields of Crockett County, Tennessee. History is currently in the process of repeating itself.

Black Men's Roundtable Seeks to Address a Crisis

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Black Voices

Every race, gender, and socioeconomic category has its own particular set of challenges and obstacles. The precarious predicament of the black male in America has been especially concerning.

Stigmas, Stereotypes, and the Theater Shooting

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Crime

As the nation mourns over this horrific tragedy, we should also reflect on the stigma and stereotypes that surround mental health and the way that we categorize different segments of people.

The Collateral Damage of 'Big Time' College Athletics

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

In the current system, college coaches and athletic departments are almighty while the players are often treated as cogs in a massive money making machine.

Mary Thomas Way: A Tribute to Courage and Service

| Posted 07.31.2012 | Black Voices

Mary Thomas is a beacon, a benchmark, and a trailblazer for women known and unknown. She represents the power of love, family, and community. As Dr. King reminded us, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."