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Black Infant Deaths Point to Flaw in U.S. Health Care System

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
The University of Central Florida Forum

When it comes to health disparities the burden is obvious, as a myriad of social and individual risk factors combine to form the disadvantage for blacks. Blacks in the United States have a greater risk of illness, injury, disease and death than other racial and ethnic groups.

Your Opportunity to Prevent Another Ferguson

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

It has been nearly two months since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the beginning of the uprising that the murder triggered. Most social critics have observed that the uprising was not simply about racism and police brutality.

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the U.S. is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow.

What the Michael Brown Case Tells Us About Women, Fear, and Black Males

Eternity E Martis | Posted 11.01.2014 | Black Voices
Eternity E Martis

In our daily interactions with news and pop culture as well as anti-racist movements and protests, Black men become the representation of violence in America. However, Black women seem to fade into the background, as do the women who have raised them, cared for them, and loved them.

Black Dad Interrupted

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.07.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

I haven't even barely started this fatherhood thing yet, and I already feel powerless in my ability to accomplish my main duty -- keeping my child safe.

America's Persistent Struggle to Love Black Youth

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Black children are presently under continual assault by well-maintained practices of white racial domination and exclusion, resulting in the marginalization of Africans and African Americans into adulthood. These children are under attack physically, psychologically and emotionally.

Pray Less, Do More

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Sadly, there isn't a shortage of tragedies in black communities. Read any newspaper in any part of the country, from Detroit to Omaha to Chicago to Ne...

A Continuing Portrait of Inequality: The Black Child in Today's America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Black history is American history. I hope this Black History Month is not just about our history but about our obligation to protect our children and move our nation forward in our multiracial world.

Governor Cuomo, It's Time to Raise the Age

Letitia James | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Letitia James

Governor Cuomo should continue to make strides in criminal justice reform by putting an end to an injustice that sets us apart from nearly every other state in the nation.

Zimmerman Verdict -- Where Do We Go From Here?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I want what every mother wants, what Trayvon Martin's parents wanted -- for my children to be safe. I want to not have to stay up at night wondering if they might fall prey to racial profiling or stereotyping that could hurt their hearts or, worse yet, take freedom or their very lives.

Black, Poor Children Twice As Likely To Do This Than White Peers: Study

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Black children and teens in the United States are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume more than 500 calories a...

Black Children At Greater Risk for Health Problems Because Of Obesity - #NoMoreJunk

Monifa Bandele | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Monifa Bandele

Parents and community members everywhere now have the opportunity to impact children's health through pushing the USDA to implement strong national guidelines for junk food.

What Do We Tell Our Children?

Janus Adams | Posted 05.28.2012 | Parents
Janus Adams

In truth, "the talk" cannot save African-American boys. The larger talk that should be had with all children might.

The Black Mother's Burden

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.25.2012 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

I do not know Sybrina Fulton. Nor can I claim to understand the depth of her pain. Yet, we share a deep connection. You see, Ms. Fulton is living my nightmare. A constant worry that has lingered in the back of my mind since the birth of my eldest son, some sixteen years ago.

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: LA Rallies For Trayvon Martin

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- For Sonia Mongol, a 28-year-old mother in Crenshaw, Calif., the decision to tell her children about Trayvon Martin's death wasn't an ea...

Black Motherhood Re-Examined: Are We Always Doing Our Best?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Janelle Harris wrote an interesting article at Essence.com, discussing stereotypes of Black mothers in America. Like everyone else, I thought back to the women who've influenced me in my life, namely my mother, aunts and grandmothers.

Top 4 Media Exploitations Of Black Children

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 10.30.2011 | Weird News

Oftentimes the news is not newsworthy. A lot of times it’s just entertainment. Sometimes the media will exploit children for ratings, whether it ...

Protect The Children

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Nobody loves like children. They don't come to earth with the ability to hate; they learn that. They aren't born with prejudice and fear; they learn that. They often continue to love through rejection, humiliation and abuse.

Kids from the 'Hood: Wendy Williams, Barack Obama and The Prep School Negroes

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Kaufman

As the Obama presidency and economic downturn confirm, we're living in a period of both unprecedented possibility and vast economic inequality for African Americans.

About That Piece on Transracial Adoptions in the New York Times...

Deborah Douglas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Douglas

The Asian-adoptee identity crisis reported in the Times might finally lend credence to what black social workers have been saying all along: Ethnic and racial identity matters.

Food Stamps Will Feed Half Of US Kids, Study Says

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout...

Colorado Poverty Rates Up According To Latest Census Data

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The AP reports that new census data indicates the poverty rate--defined by the "a family of four earning less than $22,050 a year... or an individual...

Uh Oh, Here We Go Again with Ebonics 2.0

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Natalie Holder-Winfield

A collaboration of teaching organizations made a frail attempt to exhume the 1990's Ebonics debacle by acknowledging African American English in their training curriculum.