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Black Families

Documentary Confronts The Black Community's Single-Parent 'Epidemic'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

There is one number that is always mentioned in the discussion of black children born out of wedlock: 72 percent. Estimations place the growing nu...

Autism Awareness and Advocacy in Our Community

Kevin Beckford | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Beckford

While autism is a condition affecting people in all sectors of society, socioeconomic disparities influence its diagnosis and treatment among African-Americans. Given this unique impact, it is important for us to galvanize and increase awareness about autism in our community.

Nuturing the Dreams of Black Boys

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 02.06.2014 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Although my parents did not have the financial resources to underwrite the interests of my 10 siblings and me, as my spouse and I did for our son, they understood better than many parents that the primary role of parents is to nurture the dreams of their children.

T.I. & Tiny and The Obamas Usher In National Black Family Month

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

I'm not a politician but I've always admired their ability to ceremonially proclaim days, weeks, and months in recognition of that which they deemed important. That said, by the power vested in me, I hereby pronounce September 2012 as Black Family Month!

Empowering Our Black Boys

Lamees El-sadek | Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices
Lamees El-sadek

It's well understood it takes a village to raise a child, but as illustrated through Andres' narrative, I am strongly of the opinion not only has our village abandoned our black boys, our country is actually deliberately and permanently keeping these males at the bottom rungs.

Bill Gates: Education Can Be Reformed Before Poverty Is Eliminated

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

BOSTON — Microsoft founder Bill Gates told the National Urban League on Thursday that a child's success should not depend on the race or income ...

Black Children and Adults Face Family Barriers

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

A measure of the society's meritocracy is the extent to which advantage and disadvantage are passed from parents to children.