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Sociological, biological and health research and findings about race and ethnicity; and personal reflections, anecdotes, and commentary on family values, traditions of different racial and ethnic groups to explore and communicate larger truths about the importance of family, the changing definition of family, across racial and ethnic groups.
September 18th, 2014
Written by Mike Stobbe in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
Black children drown at a much higher rate than other kids, a new government study shows. And, while summer is over, swimming lessons and other training can take place to stop drowning deaths among black children and black teens. Next summer swimming pools could be less of a danger. The research study found that black children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than five times...
September 15th, 2014
Written by Julie Watson in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Study findings show that racial disparities in American education - from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline - begin at the earliest grades.
Black children have higher rates of truancy and suspensions in schools in California as in many other states across the nation, according to a study just released. Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high rates compared to other students last year, according to a study just released and follows similar...
September 4th, 2014
Written by Don Babwin in All About Family with 0 Comments
School Children walk a safe passage route along 63rd Street on the opening day of school this week, in Chicago. Chicago children returned to school walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
Chicago schools opened this week with more safety measures in place in hopes to reduce the incidents of violence that have been a problem year after year, and increasing in recent years. Daily, children and parents will make their way past security guards whose bright neon vests will serve as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets. A year...
August 25th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows protestors in Philadelphia demonstrating near the Consulate of Mexico in support of immigrants recently entering the United States via Mexico. For Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania the influx of Central American children who have crossed illegally into the United States has propelled immigration to a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the Mexican border, eclipsing the new health care law and the federal deficit.
Addressing immediate and long-standing immigration problems is becoming the defining issue in the November election. The crisis of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border has become a compelling and driving force with November elections approaching, potentially affecting campaigns in ways that hold risks for both the Republican and Democratic parties and for President Barack Obama. How...
August 18th, 2014
Written by Julie Pace - AP... in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
When it comes to issues involving race, President Obama walks a fine line as the first African-American president of the United States. It was again evident when he avoided mentioning race as he reminded us that we are all a part of one American family in his statement following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson Missouri. For President...

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